Workshop: Git Master Class by GitHub

Location:

Level: 
Advanced
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Date:

Thu, 16 Jun

Key takeaways

Learn Git commands to enable advanced patterns and workflows
Learn how to rewrite Git history and when it’s appropriate to do so
Demystify Git operations under the hood
Learn to recover from confusing situations

Prerequisites

Participants should have a basic understanding of Git and be comfortable with some common operations: staging changes, creating commits, creating new branches, and merging branches into other branches. Participants should bring a laptop with Git v2.6.0 or higher installed and working.

Git is a powerful tool, but few people take advantage of all its capabilities, and much of its functionality can feel like an inscrutable black box.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll work through various Git commands and talk about more advanced workflow practices, including merge options, searching through commits, and rewriting repository history. We’ll talk about the contents of the .git folder, the data structures constructed from those files, and the abstractions Git applies on top of those data structures. We’ll utilize visualizations to watch what happens in the repository when you perform certain Git operations, with the goal of unraveling those abstractions and demystifying what Git’s actually doing under the hood. Finally, we’ll explore a variety of tools at your disposal that you can use when you get stuck; learn how to get back to a known good state and find lost commits with ease.

Speaker: Katrina Uychaco

Software Engineer @GitHub

Katrina is a software engineer at GitHub, where she works on Atom, GitHub’s free and open source text editor. Formerly a medical device engineer, Katrina found her passion in building software — specifically building awesome software to better facilitate building more awesome software. She’s a lover of elegant abstractions, all things meta, and tools and tricks that improve the development process. When Katrina’s not using Atom to hack on Atom, she’s often working to empower other engineers through teaching, mentoring, or organizing events for Bay Area women in tech.

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Speaker: Michelle Tilley

Software Engineer @GitHub

Michelle is a software engineer at GitHub, a leader in Git-related technology and training. She has over twenty years of software development experience spanning a broad range of disciplines, and has used Git for version control for nearly a decade. She has a passion for open source software and the open source community, and loves to build developer tools, especially those focused on improving the runtime visibility and debuggability of other software.

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    Trends, tools and projects that we're using to maximally empower your developers.

  • DevOps & Site Reliability

    Failures, edge cases and how we're embracing them.

  • High Velocity Dev Teams

    Working Smarter as a team. Improving value delivery of engineers. Lean and Agile principles.

  • Immutable Infrastructures: Orchestration, Serverless, and More

    What's next in infrastructure. How cloud function like lambda are making their way into production.

  • Innovations in Fintech

    Technology, tools and techniques supporting modern financial services

  • Machine Learning 2.0

    Machine Learning 2.0, Deep Learning & Deep Learning Datasets

  • Microservices: Patterns & Practices

    Practical experiences and lessons with Microservices

  • Modern Clientside Apps

    Reactive, cross platform, progressive - webapp tech today

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied, practical, & real-world dive into industry adoption of modern CS

  • Next Gen APIs

    Tooling, techniques, & practices building APIs today

  • Optimizing Yourself

    Maximizing your impact as an engineer, as a leader, and as a person

  • Security War Stories

    How our industry is being attacked and what you can do about it.

  • Stream Processing in Practice

    Rapidly moving data at scale.

  • Today's Java

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