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Patchwork News: New Site and Upcoming Patchworks in Irvine and Detroit

For the past year, GitHub has hosted small, informal events for beginners to Git and GitHub. We call them Patchwork events, and we’ve held them all over the world. We’re happy to say that Patchwork has a new home: https://patchwork.github.io. Here, you can learn about Patchwork, get the activities and handouts we use during the event, and see our upcoming schedule. :tada:

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We’re also happy to announce two upcoming Patchworks: Irvine, California, and Detroit, Michigan.

Patchwork Irvine

We’re hosting this event with our friends at the UC-Irvine campus Student Center. GitHubbers @oreoshake and @achiu, along with local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged pull request.

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Details:

Patchwork Detroit

We’re hosting Patchwork Detroit with help from our friends at Grand Circus. GitHubbers @bkeepers and @moby, along with local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged pull request.

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Details:

  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When? Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Where? Grand Circus, 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
  • RSVP:
    • Want to learn Git and Github? RSVP as an attendee.
    • Want to help guide future open source maintainers and contributors? RSVP as a mentor.

About Patchwork

Patchwork is a self-directed, hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. The atmosphere is casual and informal; it is not an event full of presented tutorials and copious note-taking. You will be able to go at your own pace, with the help of a community mentor nearby in case you run into any trouble.

Forks you don’t eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you’ll leave with a merged pull request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you’ve ever had a pull request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic.

Hope you can join us at one of our upcoming events! :tada:

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