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Getting Started with Open Source (Git & GitHub)

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

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**** This is a hybrid community event at Astrolabs Academy in Al Quoz, you can register to attend online or in-person****
- If you decide to come in person, here is the location: https://goo.gl/maps/ByUhT6HqsPHhL6dt6
- Online: the link will be provided once you RSVP, but here are the rest of the details: Meeting ID: 893 7639 7749 Passcode: 028113

**What is this session about?**
GitHub is a development platform that enables developers to host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside 50 million developers. This session is an introduction to understanding more about what Git and GitHub. Participants will take their first step into the Open-Source world. Through the session, we will be going over the basics of Git and learn how to start contributing to Open-Source projects, through GitHub. We will also be discussing the best practices while contributing to Open-Source Projects.

**Who is it aimed at?**
The session is open for anyone aiming to learn how to maintain and organize code projects, make contributions to Open-Source, and learn the skills to strengthen their portfolio.

**Why should you attend?**
Git and GitHub not only serves as an amazing tool but also are two important skills in a budding developer's career. Through the session, as we get to learn how to get started with Open Source, participants could then build their online portfolios by making their own contributions.

- A laptop (during the event)
- The tool "Git" to be installed (https://git-scm.com/)
- Create an account on GitHub (https://github.com/)

**Speaker: Abshar Mohammed Aslam**
Abshar is a GitHub Campus Expert, Microsoft Student Learn Ambassador, and Third-Year Computer Science Engineering Student at BITS Pilani Dubai Campus. He is part of the team that handles the amazing community of ACM BPDC, where he takes multiple sessions to teach students about various topics in Computer Science. (Fun fact: He loves chai!)
GitHub: https://github.com/abxhr LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/absharaslam/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/abxhraslam Blog: https://abxhr-learning.vercel.app/ Go back to the list


Hosted by

Riyadh Digital & Tech
AstroLabs Digital & Tech
Majed S.
Loulou El K.
Zaen H.