Better Software West 2017 Tutorial - Git and GitHub for Developers and Testers | TechWell

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Git and GitHub for Developers and Testers

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Git clients and the GitHub cloud have achieved an enviable adoption rate. Major corporations as well as open source projects now host their code on GitHub. Developers, DevOps, and non-technical writers alike now use Git to work with text files in a way that enables them to go back to specific versions at any point in time. Websites at are proliferating. Job interviewers look to GitHub to gauge each individual's creativity, popularity, capability, and tenacity. Join Wilson Mar in this hands-on tutorial to become immediately productive with these vital tools. Wilson has created Bash and PowerShell scripts so you can see the impact of each command to create a repository, add content, and get them into GitHub. He has prepared visual aids so you can quickly grasp the steps associated with using both Git and GitHub workflows. Learn to configure Git for maximize efficiency, fork repositories, create pull requests, create repositories, then fetch and merge branches. Wilson challenges you with quizzes so you’ll leave with the confidence to change the status of assets and recover from common mistakes.

Note: Delegates are strongly encouraged to bring a Windows or Mac computer to this hands-on tutorial.

Wilson Mar

Wilson Mar has been building and bringing enterprise applications to market on major platforms—from mobile to server clouds—as an architect, developer, performance tester, and manager. His website ( provides concise, in-depth advice on leading technologies. For the last 3 years, Wilson has been refining his training techniques on Git and GitHub so that attendees quickly understand its intricacies.