How to Teach Git

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B202/203

Excerpt

Version control is a necessary piece of the open source community and git has an unfortunately steep learning curve.
Here is what I have learned from teaching git to beginners, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes.

Description

This talk is intended for people who already know git and would like to teach or mentor new converts. It’s easy to forget that the tools we use everyday aren’t actually intuitive for beginners. The purpose of this talk is to help educators anticipate where their students’ confusion and questions might be coming from. I’ll also suggest some do’s and don’t’s for how to talk about git without relying heavily on “git incantations”.

Much of the material covered in this talk applies to teaching technical tools in general, but our focal point will be specifically git.

Tags

git, education

Speaking experience

I have spoken at Open Source Bridge before. I teach Pyladies Workshops.

Speaker

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    Biography

    Georgia Reh is a mathematician, science educator, programmer, rock climber, immediate friend of every dog she’s ever met, cheese enthusiast, probably addicted to caffeine, freakishly good at minesweeper, and professionally trained marshmallow roaster

    Sessions

      • Title: How to Teach Git
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Version control is a necessary piece of the open source community and git has an unfortunately steep learning curve.
        Here is what I have learned from teaching git to beginners, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes.

      • Speakers: Georgia Reh