- There’s no meeting next week due to Halloween!
- New Media at UCF is looking to hire within a range of experience. If you are graduating soon you can help contribute, or if you don’t have too much experience they will train you to work with them for the following semesters. If you would like more information, send a quick e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Techrangers are a team of students of varied backgrounds and majors at the Center for Distributed Learning who provide course development for faculty and web/application development for the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Techrangers act as student advocates and leaders by holding community workshops, participating in panels and presenting at conventions. They also take content from UCF professors and make it available via UCF’s WebCourses.
At this meeting the Techrangers demonstrated how to use Git, a free and open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. We discussed how to make a local repository (on your own machine) using Git. You need to download Git with a quick Google search and run it within either the Mac terminal or Windows terminal shell. You key in the “git init” command to start git and can make a file using “touch ___filename____.” You would then add it in the waiting area using “git add ___filename___.” To commit your file to the repository, you use “git commit -m “any comments you may have go here”.”
The presenters then showcased GitHub which is more for public use and to show off your code. It’s a remote repository that many people can use at once. ACM has its own GitHub account. You can “fork” existing projects to make a separate copy on your repository you can tinker with. For a private repository, you may pay for one on GitHub.
In general, some good sources for information on Git include CodeSchool which has its own free Git course and a free book on how to use Git is available online as well.