Intro to Git & Github

Betterment - 61 West 23rd Street New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Nov 6 - 7, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)

About this event

This class is a 2-night workshop running from 7:00-9:00pm.

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 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 to host websites and projects online

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


Your laptop and charger. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.

A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC ( with Autoprefixer ( installed.


Fill out this form ( ) and the organizer will contact you!


We offer needs-based scholarships for people interested in taking any course over $50 who may not be able to afford the registration fee. Apply here (

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GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded. Thank you for understanding.

We have 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away.

Taye is a Tech Educator that soothes the curiosity of those who want to learn more about Tech, but who do not know where to begin. She is a proud introvert who spends most of her time divulging in a sea of Data. Her love of Data has propelled her on her mission to educate the masses.


Betterment is a smart, modern way to invest. Named as one of Forbes Fintech 50 in 2018, Betterment is shaping the future of financial services by increasing customers’ long-term returns and lowering taxes for retirement planning, building wealth, and other financial goals. Betterment takes advanced investment strategies and uses technology to deliver them across three business lines.


November 6 - 7
7:00 PM (EST)


61 West 23rd Street New York