Intro to Git and GitHub

Dropbox - 50 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Oct 24 - 25, 2016, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

This 2 part Intro to Git and GitHub course runs Monday, October 24th (install and setup) AND Tuesday, October 25th. Your attendance is expected at both classes in order to participate. The class time will be from 7-9pm each evening.

Git is a popular version control application that can track your code changes, as well as help you to be more methodical in your programming. Win win! This session will introduce the basics of version control, how to use git to keep track of your changes to a project, and using GitHub (a hosting service) to collaborate with other developers. No prior git experience needed!

We will start the class by setting up your GitHub account and configuring git on your machine. We will then go through a lecture followed by exercises to help you become a git pro! 

The lecture will cover:

• the basic concepts of version control

• the differences between git and other version control applications

• fundamental git commands to track changes to a small project

• the basics of collaborating on code with other developers in a professional environment

• how to use GitHub 

Want to try git for yourself? Github has a 15-minute tutorial you can go through on your own here

What we will provide:

* Git knowledge

* Food and drinks for both days

What you will need: 

* A computer

* A source-code text editor - You can install Sublime Text 2, Atom, Brackets, etc. Problems installing Sublime? Don't worry about it, we'll help you at the beginning of the workshop.

This class will not use actual code when committing to a GitHub repository, so no need to worry about knowing a particular programming language. A willingness to use the command line is necessary; we will be changing directories, listing directory contents, and using git from the command line throughout the class. You should bring your own computer to class and have administrative privileges for installing software. Also, don't forget to bring your power supply. 

Note: The $40 workshop fee covers both evenings. 

Refund Policy

There are no refunds or make-ups for this course. If you end up being unable to attend any or all of these dates, the entire amount of your tuition will be donated to our scholarship fund to help other women who need financial assistance. Thank you for understanding. 

Code of Conduct

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct

Interested in TAing?

Sign up to TA this workshop here.

About Your Instructor:

Natasha Dykes is an Automation Test Engineer at 1stdibs where she creates tests that simulate a users workflows in order to catch issues before they make it to the live site. She enjoys helping others learn and work towards improving the world around them, technology has the power to do both. She's been working with Girl Develop It to help empower students in pursuit of being better technologists. In her time away from the screen, you can usually find her exploring a different part of Queens/Brooklyn or reading.


October 24 - 25
7:00 PM (EDT)


50 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 New York