Are you job hunting for a programming/development job?
One required skill that will be on all of the job postings is something called "Git". Git and Github allow many programmers to work simultaneously on the same project without stepping on each other's toes, without needing to share enormous files back and forth, and Git also keeps track of previous versions of your code so you can always undo a change (even from the distant past!) if you find a bug at some point in the future. It is magic.
If you want to see how that magic works, and add "Git" to your list of resume skills, you can learn with us as we all take a free online course together! This is a different format from our usual Thursday evening tech classes, since our weekly meetings (still Thursdays @ 6:30pm) will be more of a study group to help make sure that everyone was keeping up with the material/quizzes, and help work through any difficulties that might have come up during the course.
This online class has 4 lessons to work through (it estimates that each lesson takes 3 hours to complete), and we work through them one lesson per week.Study Group Sessions:
- Aug 26 - Lesson 1 - Navigating a Commit History
- Sept 2 - Lesson 2 - Problem Set 1
- Sept 9 - Lesson 3 - Creating and Modifying a Repository
- Sept 16 - Lesson 4 - Using GitHub to Collaborate
This online class "How to Use Git and GitHub"
class is totally free but you will need to create a free account at Udacity.com
. Clicking the link below will ask you sign up AND lead you to the class homepage so I recommend using that link to access the course material.
Below is a link to the course if you want to check it out ahead of time, but don't forget to register to this KPL program so you get all of the study group meeting invites! https://classroom.udacity.com/courses/ud775
More info will be sent out prior to the first session.
Hope to see you there!