Bring your laptop & get ready to dive into version control, particularly Git & GitHub! This hands-on tutorial is intended for those unfamiliar with any of Git, GitHub, or version control systems in general.
We'll start with a bit of history & theory of different version control systems, but the bulk of the evening will be spent on working through examples from your own machine. We'll cover the command line from scratch, no prior experience necessary.
We'll start with common command line tasks (I'll be using a Mac, though you can mostly follow along on Windows). Then we'll dive into how Git works & work through some local examples. Finally, we'll add GitHub, which is a web-based hosting platform for Git that also includes other functionality to make working with teams even easier.
We'll cover repositories, forking, & branching, & talk about what some typical GitHub-based workflows might look like in practice.
Come ready to learn!
6 - 6:30pm: Networking & getting set up
6:30 - 7:30pm: Hands-on lecture on GitHub & version control
7:30pm - 8pm: Questions, networking & wrap-up
Lara Kattan is constantly awe struck by how math & statistical models can so reasonably approximate the messy real world, & loves to share her passion for the theory.
Lara comes to Metis from McKinsey, where she worked with financial institutions on risk modeling. Prior to settling into the practical world of consulting, Lara received a master's from the University of Chicago, where she had the privilege of thinking about problems with no real-world implications. There her passion for unstructured thinking & novel problem solving were nurtured & she took the lessons learned with her into conference rooms & PowerPoint decks. The statistical & mathematical elegance of data science are what animate her the most, but she gets her biggest joy from demystifying the rigorous mathematics for all audiences. If forced to snap out of her mathematical reveries, she's probably doing yoga, riding a bike, or drinking too much coffee.
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