Getting Started with Git

Tim Berglund (Confluent)
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 46 ratings)
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You’ve heard your friends say that “Git is the version control system of the future.” You may have also heard such hallway talk as “A GitHub account is the the new resume.” But there are a lot of technologies to chase these days and you just might not have had time for Git until now. This half-day workshop takes you from never having used Git all the way up to daily-workflow proficiency with both Git and GitHub. We’ll help demystify the directed acyclic graph manipulations that Git performs, not by oversimplifying, but rather by dissecting these complex data structure operations. Our unique disassembly of Git into layers helps computer science-domain practitioners deeply understand “how Git works” and enables them to leverage this newfound knowledge back at the office for version control, collaborative development, and release management excellence.


* A laptop
* with Git 1.8.0+ installed
* and a GitHub account
* to ensure that students’ accounts and laptops are ready for the class, please read through the GitHub training pre-requisites

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Tim Berglund


Tim is a full-stack generalist and passionate teacher who loves working with people as much as he loves to code. He is a GitHubber whose mission is to make it easy for everybody in the world to use Git. He is a speaker internationally and on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour in the United States, who loves to speak on Git, Cassandra, and other topics. He is co-president of the Denver Open Source User Group, co-presenter of the best-selling O’Reilly Git Master Class, co-author of Building and Testing with Gradle, a member of the O’Reilly Expert Network, and a member of the GigOM Pro Analyst Network. He occasionally blogs at He lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their three children.

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Tim Berglund
07/23/2013 3:22am PDT

If you check out the workshop page here [], you’ll see the link to the notes here []. Enjoy, and let me know if there’s any other way I can help! :)

Faith Truong
07/23/2013 3:10am PDT

Hi, thanks for the tutorial yesterday. I wonder where I can find the tutorial outline and notes from yesterday’s session?


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