“Git”ing Jiggy Wit It

For nine days, Feb. 3rd – Feb. 11th., I will be familiarizing myself with Git and GitHub.  These tools exist to facilitate collaboration between programmers.

Learning Git on the command line requires you to learn A LOT of new commands.  In order to make sense of it all, I made a mind map summarizing all of the commands that I have learned so far.

I was inspired to do this by Davy and his blog Prodigy.  He has an excellent post on mind mapping and you should check it out here.

I used software called Inspiration 9 in order to create my mind map.  This software is popular among educators.  It is easy to use, but it is not free:(

Here is a quick screen shot of how my mind map came out. Click on the image in order to view it more clearly.


To date, my journey through Git and Github has been frustrating.  Every time I feel like I have mastered one concept, a new level of complexity emerges.

I have to keep reminding myself that I do not have to be an expert before bootcamp starts on March 23rd.  Rather, I think the idea of the PreWork is to become familiar with relevant technologies.  We will delve deeper into Git and Github as a class.  I do not have to master everything by myself before class even begins.

Typical me- always trying to forge ahead alone.  But this is one endeavor that is going to require a great deal of teamwork and support. I better get used to it.



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