Our June Meetup: Intro to Command line, Git, and GitHub Workshop w/ Nathan Danielsen

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to be included on the guestlist: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-command-line-git-and-github-workshop-w-nathan-danielsen-tickets-62613152625

Hi JavaScriptLA Fans, this meetup will be more like a workshop where we will do an Introduction to Git & GitHub.

Have you heard about github? Wonder why developers always seem to be typing into the terminal? Or are you developer that wants to enhance your skills and supercharge your development workflow?

In 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
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.

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.

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

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

Contest

Snap a selfie of yourself as at the Meetup tonight, follow and tag @javascriptninja on Instagram.com/javascriptninja (to be entered into our monthly raffle – someone will win a free workshop ticket, book or Udemy course – value up to $25).

Our host – Farmers Insurance Group is an American insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance has more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. Oh and between us, they are hiring!

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Location

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6303 Owensmouth Ave,

6th Floor,

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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