Intro to GitHub: No Terminal Required

WeWork - SOMA - 156 2nd St San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Wed, Jul 11, 2018, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Github is a very common version control interface that developers use to help organize their code. In this class, you will learn how to find and contribute to open source projects using the GitHub website UI.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises. This is a great workshop for tech writers, designers, or anyone looking to get familiar with Github and dip their toe in open source.

Topics covered:
• What's the difference between Git and Github?
• Users, organizations, and repositories
• Issues and labels
• Adding and editing a file using the Github UI
• Making a change to multiple files at a time
• Creating and merging a Pull Request


• Your laptop (Mac, PC, Linux) and charger
• A modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

If you do not have a laptop, please contact the instructors. We have a limited number of Chromebooks for students to borrow.


Payment is required to attend. If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, click here to request a scholarship ( Due to the number of applications, only the scholarship recipients will receive an email a few days before the workshop. Thank you for your understanding!



Jessica Parsons has spent half her life teaching, and a quarter of it developing for the web. She decided to combine these passions and teach web development with Girl Develop It. During the day, she is a Documentation Engineer at Netlify. Outside of work, she enjoys decorating wedding cakes, sewing clothing, fixing anything, and hiking with her partner and their two shibas, Petunia and Monty.

Sarah Federman is a UX designer and front end engineer who loves applying systems thinking to solve product problems. She graduated with her BFA in New Media Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. Previously a UI engineer at LinkedIn, she’s currently using her diverse skillset to help create the design system at Adobe, dubbed Spectrum.


Wednesday, Jul 11
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)


WeWork - SOMA
156 2nd St San Francisco