New Video Out! Intro to Command line, Git, and GitHub w/ Nathan Danielsen

In this video, we cover:

  • The basics of how and why to use the terminal (aka the commandline)
  • How to use git to version control your work
  • What is github and why is it helpful for collaborating on teams
  • We will start with the basics of how to use the commandline to navigate around the folders on your computer, create files, carefully remove files, move / copy files and compress / zip them.As for github, we will introduce you to the purpose of github and demonstrate why is it incredibly popular for the software development community. In this section, we will show you how to copy project repositories to your local computer and how to use the commandline to push up your saved work to your public project
  • In the git section, we will learn the basics of using git for version control to save your work and rescue you when you manage to break something.

To summarize this workshop, we will cover:

  • The basics of how and why to use the terminal (aka the commandline)
  • How to use git to version control your work
  • What is github and why is it helpful for collaborating on teams

About the Presenter:

Nathan Daneilsen is a software developer and entrepreneur with a passion for building products that solve real problems. He has extensive experience designing and building digital products that are used by millions of people.

Nathan is a core contributor to Yellowbrick, a python open source machine learning visualization library. He is also senior developer at Farmers Insurance for web and mobile services. Previously, he was a developer at the Atlantic Media company in Washington, DC where he built applications for navigating national elections and politics.

Nathan is actively involved in the technology community especially in the Los Angeles area where he regularly gives talks and teaches workshops and classes in a variety of technologies. He also organizes the annual PyData Los Angeles conference and is an active member of Hack4La, a civic technology volunteer group.

In his spare time, Nathan enjoys gardening, enjoying the southern California climate, and is training for his first Ironman triathlon. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Senegal after graduating from UC Berkeley.

Follow Nathan on twitter at @nate_somewhere

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