Unix Command Line Basics (Mac and Linux only)

Dev Bootcamp - 351 West Hubbard St. Suite 701 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 6:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

No shows: your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund.

Learn what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to the command line in this brief, but informative, evening workshop!

This course requires a Linux or Mac computer. You cannot take this class with a Windows computer.

Together, we'll gain new knowledge and skills while we squash the mysteries of the command line! No longer will we be like:

... when it comes to the command line.

The command line is a powerful yet oft avoided tool for beginning developers. If you often find yourself Googling how to use the terminal, or what strange commands mean, then this course might be for you!

Specifically, this course will cover basics of directory and file traversal, finding and searching for files and content, and using many of the powerful tools that come along with most Unix Shells. If we're being totally honest, this is an intro to Unix, but it's from the angle of 'getting things done' rather than technical depth or purity.

This is an introductory-level course that gives a broad, basic overview of commonly use commands in Unix. If you have never worked with the command line, or you have limited experience with the command line, this class is for you. 

You'll need a Unix compatible system at your disposal, which means a Mac or Linux laptop. You cannot use a Windows laptop for this course. We are not planning on offering a Windows version of this course in the immediate future. Not because we don't love you, or because Windows isn't important, but because we don't have adequate materials to teach an equivalent course to Windows users.

Cost: $20

Date: Wednesday, August 27 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: Dev Bootcamp at 351 W Hubbard, 7th Floor

Technical requirements:

• A Mac or Linux laptop

• Administrator-level access (if you're using a work computer, ask your IT department if you have Admin-level access)


• None. This is a beginner-level course.

Instructor: Paige Crum

Paige Crum is a web developer, Dev Bootcamp graduate and assistant organizer for GDI Chicago. She enjoys exploring the city, drinking craft beer, and daydreaming about her future french bulldog.

Hosted by: Dev Bootcamp

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Liz through Meetup or via email. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.

All attendees, including staff and volunteers, are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It code of conduct


Wednesday, Aug 27
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)


Dev Bootcamp
351 West Hubbard St. Suite 701 Chicago