Tired of your <insert your version control system here>?

If you're a developer, you've probably seen the hullabaloo about distributed version control systems over the past few years. While you might have dismissed it as a passing fad, it's definitely a tool that every modern programmer should have in their tool belt.

New Kids on the Block: Step by Step with Git/Github
Still using Subversion? Still can't commit offline? Tired of slowww branching? Want to participate in the largest social coding website, evar? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you'll definitely want to join us on May 24th from 7pm to 9pm at Oceanit to learn how you too can start using git and Github. Jason Axelson, a security developer at Referentia, and Ryan Kanno, a software engineer at Civil Beat, will be going over the basics of git and how to get started on Github.

They'll be covering such topics as:
  1. How to get started on Github
  2. What is git and how is it different from <your favorite version control>?
  3. Git basics
  4. HI Capacity on Github!
Github is one of the most popular sites for sharing code. Come and learn how to use git to collaborate on any of the 2 million Github projects. Based on interest, we'll be following this presentation with a more advanced presentation in a few weeks that will cover advanced topics of git such as interactive adding, bisecting, and rebasing. The talk should last about 1 to 1.5 hours. At the end of this session, we hope to have you up and running and playing around with git.

If you plan to attend this meeting, you should definitely bring a laptop. Also, please, please try to install git prior to our meetup. If you need help, feel free to jump on the HI Capacity Google Group and ask questions! We'll be more than glad to help you get started.

We've limited this event to the first 30 people.

If you would like to RSVP to this event, you'll need to RSVP on Eventbrite.

Instructions to Oceanit:

Oceanit (http://www.oceanit.com/) has graciously provided their conference rooms for us to use for our very first meetup. They are located at 828 Fort Street in Downtown Honolulu. (Google Maps) Parking to Oceanit is on Queen St. If you're coming down Bishop, take a right on Queen, and the entrance will be on your right after a wide crosswalk. (If you hit Harbor Court, you've gone too far). It's $2 dollars for parking through Park & Pay on each floor.

Can't wait to see you there!