Intro to Git/GitHub Workshop

Groupon - 600 W Chicago Ave, 4th Floor Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Wed, Mar 12, 2014, 6:15 PM (CDT)

About this event

Source control is an essential skill for any software developer to manage their code base, keep track of changes, and coordinate major revisions with other team members. Git is the fastest growing open source source control system today. It's useful if you are working on a large distributed team, or working on personal projects.

In this workshop, you'll learn about how to set up your own Git repository, how to push, pull, fork, merge, and branch and more! Also, you'll set up a GitHub account to easily showcase your projects and learn from others in the open source community. Software is social!

Cost: $20

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6–8PM

Location: Groupon at 600 W Chicago, 4th Floor in Hello Food.

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay).

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed.

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC).

Instructor: Liz Abinante

Liz Abinante is a very enthusiastic web developer living in Chicago. She is co-leader of GDI Chicago and a full-stack engineer at Instructure. She speaks, teaches, and writes about web development, diversity, education, accessibility, and popular culture. She will do just about anything for a good taco. 

Hosted by: Groupon

I'm sure there's no need to introduce Groupon to you - you've probably used one of our great deals. What you probably don't know is some of the cool things that we're working on in-house. From our flagship Groupon site down to our new Breadcrumb POS system, Groupon is brimming with opportunity. And with our world class engineering and design teams in Chicago, Palo Alto, and Berlin, we're gearing up to make a new Groupon a reality. 

Note: you must provide your first and last name as it appears on your ID when you RSVP for building security.


Wednesday, Mar 12
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM (CDT)


600 W Chicago Ave, 4th Floor Chicago