Version Control Workshop: Intro to Git + GitHub. Part 2

Feb 17, 2022 · London, United Kingdom

Please note, this is an online event. You would need to install Zoom (https://zoom.us) and register your profile with zoom.us in advance.

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Schedule
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19:00 - 19:05 - Welcome speech and introduction from WWCode
19:05 - 21:00 - Workshop "Intro to Git + GitHub. Part 2"
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Talks
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Instructors
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Katie Sanderson
https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherinasanderson
=== Bio ===
Hi! I’m Katie and I’m super excited to educate others on all things tech and careers with TSW! As a self-taught developer, I learned a lot of my CS knowledge from the great resources online and I hope we can help others learn, gain a deeper understanding, and upskill :)
I’m a software engineer in finance, working in java-based development of high frequency trading applications. Prior to this, I was a chemical engineer for several years - during a plant expansion where I assisted with creating control logic I caught the programming bug and decided to hop careers after realizing I enjoyed going home to code and design applications more than my day job. I am active in several tech communities to learn and share knowledge, one of the great things I love about this industry!
Outside work, I enjoy playing games, going on walks, ballet and cardio dance, and being a plant mama :)
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Zahra Waheed
https://www.linkedin.com/in/zahra-waheed
=== Bio ===
Hey, I’m Zahra and I am part of Tech Skills Workshops. We are a friendly group of girls who are passionate about transferring the knowledge, tips and tricks we have each picked up along our journeys into tech. 😊
I entered the tech field in a slightly roundabout way - I studied Biology and work within the field of Bioinformatics. It sounds fancy, but just means I get to combine my passion for biology with that of coding. Bioinformatics utilizes some of the latest technology to store, process and interpret huge amounts of biological data. Currently, I am part of a team that works to archive and mobilise the genetic data of SARS-CoV-2.
In my spare time I enjoy creating tech workshops/talks for the community. It is a great way to give back, and I am passionate about making coding topics less daunting and more fun, especially for beginners.
Outside of this, I love practicing karate (even before Cobra Kai became a popular show ;) ), painting and generally just trying new activities outside of my comfort zone. I think it’s the best way to grow!
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Kim Diep
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/diepkim
=== Bio ===
Hi, I’m Kim and I’m one of the founding members of Tech Skills Workshops. I am passionate about creating things for tech education and love sharing my experiences with the community to encourage others to learn and grow in their technical skills and confidence. As a Tech Content & Workshop Creator & Mentor, I help people engage with technology in fun and practical ways, whether they’re just starting out or looking to improve their skills at any stage of their careers.
I am also a Software Engineer & Tech Coach at Tech Returners and I create and deliver programs to help underrepresented people refresh their skills after a career break & also programs for current technologists to upskill in Software Engineering and DevOps.
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Shannon Farvolden
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonfarvolden
=== Bio ===
Shannon is a Software Engineer at Pace Revenue building interactive user interfaces. She studied Computer Science with Honours at The University of British Columbia. After working in academic research and fintech in Canada, she moved to London to work on innovative web technologies in the startup space. Outside of work you can find her creating tech workshops, mentoring students, and volunteering for programs that encourage diversity in tech.

=== Abstract ===
We’ll explore:
The Command Line Interface
Basics of version control
Essential git concepts, such as commits, branches, conflicts, and local vs remote repositories
Core features of Github - including collaboration via Pull Requests
So - whether you are a total beginner with little/no coding experience, or an intermediate level developer looking to sharpen your skills, there’ll be something for everyone!

Our lead instructors:
Katie Sanderson
Zahra Waheed
Our assistant instructors:
Kim Diep
Shannon Farvolden

Event organizers
  • Women Who Code London

    If you're interested in being a speaker, host or sponsor, please let the London Leadership Team know or email london@womenwhocode.com.  We're always interested in bringing something new to our coders. Website - www.womenwhocode.com Twitter Hashtag - #WWCLondon Twitter Handle - @WWCLondon Mission: Women Who Code is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology. The...

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