Are you a developer working on a mature project involving multiple developers? Are you a developer that can benefit from an efficient programing workflow that allows you to keep track of multiple versions of a file, track bugs by reverting to previous versions of a file, or collaborate with other developers? Are you a young developer in need of a portfolio?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the two Git/GitHub sessions being offered at POSSCON this year are for you.
Lee Faus of GitHub will show you why many companies now use Git and GitHub and why these tools are essential if you need to collaborate with other developers in a professional environment.
The two sessions will include:
GitHub 101 – Tuesday, April 14
This Git foundations class helps you, as a newcomer to GitHub and Git, fully grasp the concepts and application of distributed version control so that you can effectively begin using this productivity-enhancing suite of tools. We’ll explore the foundations of GitHub and Git through practical every-day commands and processes. We’ll conclude with workflow ideas and practical tips that will get you on the road to mastery of this revolutionary version control system.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge about a version control system is recommended, whether that be Subversion, CVS, Perforce, StarTeam, SourceSafe, ClearCase or any similar product.
Advanced GitHub – Wednesday, April 15
Many Git workshops successfully focus on the basics for those new to DVCS. However, with Git having a full 5 years on the street now, there is a growing desire to address the maturing users of this innovative DVCS. This workshop will take existing Git users and bring them to a heightened level of productivity by leveraging Git’s powerful, yet underused “advanced” features.
Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with Git and GitHub recommended.