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Git In-depth

with Nina Zakharenko

October 6th, 2017 • 9:30am – 5:00pm CST

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Here’s why you should join us!

By coding along with us in this workshop you’ll:

  • Learn how git represents commits and branches internally to gain deep insights into how git works under the hood…
  • Discover the power of rebasing in git, along with how to avoid common pitfalls. Learn to tell when it’s appropriate to re-write history…
  • Discover how git hooks can make your life easier by running analysis on your code before you commit in order to prevent common errors from making their way into your codebase…
  • Discover lesser-known features of git that will save you hours of time when resolving merge conflicts and track down bugs…
  • Learn how to harness the power of the GitHub API to fetch information about your repositories. I’ll show you how you can simplify and automate workflows when we build a sample application together…

Nina Zakharenko

Your Instructor

Nina Zakharenko is a developer, lecturer, and public speaker with over a decade of experience. She’s currently a senior software engineer at Venmo, using Python to work on internal tools for improving developer productivity. In her spare time, she skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, and rock climbs from her home base in Portland, Oregon.

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Git In-depth

We’ll start by talking about productivity tools that will save time and reduce frustration when working with git repositories. Next, we’ll deep dive into areas of git you may already be familiar with, such as the staging area, commits, and branches. I’ll explain how these features are implemented under the hood, and how they fit in with the greater philosophy of git. We’ll cover what’s in the .git/ directory in your projects. Now that you know how these features work, we’ll cover common git errors along with concrete examples for fixing common mistakes.

Then, we’ll cover forks and remote repositories. We’ll discuss merging and rebasing, and the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. I’ll explain tips and tricks to make combining, splitting, deleting, or amending commits straightforward and easy to follow. We’ll explore commits and talk about the git log before diving into the ‘Danger Zone’ — what happens when you re-write history and end up losing or overwriting work. We’ll move on to advanced features like cherry-picking, advanced stashing, and an example of how powerful git bisect can be.

We’ll spend some time talking about customizing your git configuration for maximum productivity. We’ll also talk about git commit hooks – scripts you can run before or after events such as commit, push, and receive. We’ll go over examples of hooks that you can start using in your own codebase today.

Lastly, we’ll spend time covering some of the advanced features of GitHub. We’ll discuss how to integrate continuous integration tools like Travis CI into your repository. We’ll end class by discussing the GitHub API and how it can be used to simplify and automate your workflows. For our final exercise, we'll demonstrate how to listen to notifications and trigger events, and build a small sample application that makes use of the GitHub API.

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How We'll Spend the Day

We've already held over 100 workshops holding thousands attendees in-person and online. In this time we've discovered ways to schedule the day so it goes smoothly and efficiently.

Regardless if you're in-person or participating with us online you'll have the full ability to replay things you missed, get your questions answered LIVE and interact with the teacher throughout the day.

How we'll spend the day:

Part 1: Morning

9:30am: Tech Check and Hello
10:00am: Introduction to Git Command Line Productivity Tools
10:15am: Exercise
10:30am: Staging Area
10:45am: Exercise
11:00am: Commits under the hood
11:30am: Exercise
11:45am: Branching, HEAD, and Fast-Forward Commits
12:15pm: Exercise
12:30pm: Don’t Panic! Troubleshooting Common Mistakes
12:50pm: Exercise

Part 2: Afternoon

1:00pm: Lunch and Discussion
2:00pm: Forks and Remote Repositories
2:20pm: Exercise
2:30pm: Merging and Rebasing
3:15pm: Exercise
3:30pm: Diffs, History, Re-writing History
4:00pm: Advanced Tools – Bisecting, Searching, and more
4:30pm: Exercise
4:45pm: Customizations – .gitconfig, hooks, and aliases
5:15pm: GitHub and brief introduction to tools for Continuous Integration
5:30pm: Working with the Github API
6:00pm: Final Exercise
6:30pm: Additional Resources and Wrap-up

*Note that this is a rough schedule of how each day typically break down, but that this will be adjusted as we go to make sure everyone can follow along.

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  1. These workshops are different from any others you’ve attended. They cover everything, from the basics to advanced material. All of which are available for replay so you can go back and review as your skill grows.

  2. We get a lot of people saying they are scared to join… until it was over. Then they brag about how much of an amazing value they got for the price.

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Is This Workshop For Me?

This workshop should not be considered an introduction – it is optimized for developers who already use git every day and who understand basic concepts like committing, branching, and forking.

Any Prerequisites?

To take full advantage of the class, you’ll need to be familiar with basic git functionality and be comfortable with command line basics. To participate in exercises, you’ll need git installed on your computer, access to the terminal, and an account on

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