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102C, Wisconsin Center

Let’s Learn Git: No More Excuses

Presented by Dwayne McDaniel

Whether it is for re-using the same code, experimenting with your code quickly and efficiently, or just for better document management, one of the most important leaps any site builder will ever take in their path towards becoming a developer is learning a version control system, or VCS. Since Git is the standard VCS over 80% of developers, lets roll up our sleeves and dive in. The benefits far outweigh the efforts needed to learn this tooling. Once you start, you will wonder why it took you so long to unleash the power of this awesome tech.

This talk will briefly explore the need for git, the history and use cases. Then we will jump into how to get started and the basic organizational concepts. We will also examine Github, the web based Git hosting service. Bring your laptops to play along at home and get started before you leave the room.


Dwayne McDaniel

Developer Advocate

Dwayne McDaniel has been working in tech and open source since 2005. Once he dipped a toe into the world of Free and Open Source Software, he knew never wanted to work outside of it again. Dwayne first started building in Drupal and WordPress for the San Francisco Improv community in 2013, which lead him to his current role. As a Developer Advocate at Pantheon he has had the privilege of presenting at dozens of community events from Paris to Iceland and from MIT and Stanford. Reach out at mcdwayne.com or on twitter @mcdwayne You can see some of my talks recorded here: http://wordpress.tv/speakers/dwayne-mcdaniel/ As well as some of my DrupalCamp talks: Texas Camp: https://youtu.be/AFEcZ2g2Juk Design4Drupal: https://youtu.be/1r2AoaO9dME Full list of my talks is available at mcdwayne.com