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Intro to Git, Github & the Terminal: 2 Part Workshop

Open Source Software

Tue, Mar 21, 10:00 PM (UTC)


About this event

When it comes to learning to code, a programming language is only one of the many tools you’ll use. Working on software can quickly become troublesome when you want to manage changes over time or find a way to collaborate with others on your project. A version control system can make all the difference in managing our projects and one of the most popular options is Git.

In this workshop we will set up and get started using Git, Github, and the command line in order to manage changes in our projects, store our code remotely (outside of our computers), and collaborate with others on our projects.

If you've tried to learn Git before, but never quite figured it out - this event is also for you! We'll be diving deep and working with teams to simulate a real-world git workflow.

This is the first step in a series of open source workshops that will help developers that are new to open source prep for their 1st open source contributions to Project Ricotta for Lasagna Love.

Follow our entire series and make your first open source contributions with Girl Develop It and Lasagna Love!

  • March 8, 3:30p - 4:30p ET / 12:30p - 1:30p PT: Women's Month Panel: Importance of Women Learning & Loving Open Source Software
  • March 21 & 23, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: Intro to Git, Github & the Terminal (2 session cohort)
  • March 28, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: Contributing to Open Source using Git & Github
  • March 30, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: (Free) Setup Day for Project Ricotta Hackathon
  • March 31, 12p  ET / 9a PT: Project Ricotta Hackathon (Kick-off)

Event Details:

  • Class #1: Tue 3/21/2023 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT
  • Class #2: Thu 3/23/2023 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT

Cost: $120 (6 hours of instruction)
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This will be a comprehensive, hands-on, intermediate-level workshop. At least some development experience is recommended (if you've taken any of our other cohorts - you're ready to go). We will email instructions on where to find and install Git, and we will also verify that everyone’s git install is working correctly during the course of the workshop. We will also email instructions for getting a Github account.

Technical Requirements:

  • A laptop or computer
  • Terminal or command line installed
  • IDE installed (Visual Studio Code is a great option)
Code of Conduct:
Our mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (


  • Jeseekia Vaughn


  • Jeseekia Vaughn


  • Katie Brydon

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director

  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director