“GIT with the Programme”: This Saturday

This Saturday at the Co-Creation Hub, the Lagos GitHub Meetup  & Google Developer Group, Lagos will be hosting hands-on sessions on GIT for Beginners and Advanced Users.

This will be a hands-on event. You need to bring a laptop along to participate. 
There will be two separate tracks. The two tracks will be running simultaneously in two different rooms so there is something for every developer – whether you have been using GIT for version control  for years or if you have just started or if you have not yet started.
Beginners Track
– Introduction to version control, why it is necessary.
– Types of version control systems (centralized vs distributed)
– Installing git.
     – smartgit.
– Initializing repositories (git init)
– Basic commands:
     'git clone'
     'git add'
     'git status'
     'git log'
     'git commit'
– Branching (git branch) and why it is necessary.
 
Intermediate / Advanced users: 
– Traversing the repository using 'git log' options
– Understanding git objects – commits, trees and blobs.
– Basic usage of 'git cherry-pick'
– Git rebase (introducing interactive rebases)
– Git stash
– Git on the server (BitBucket, GitHub and private servers)
Date: Saturday August 1.
Time: 11am – 2pm
Venue: Co-Creation Hub, Sabo, Yaba.
Please remember that this will be a hands-on event. You need to bring a laptop along to participate. 

#APISaturday Speaker: Celestine Omin

#APISaturday is a series of monthly events organized by GDG Lagos with a special focus on APIs – best practices and ideas on how to build them & connect with them and make the best use of them.

Meet our first speaker at this weekend’s #APISaturday: Celestine Omin

Celestine (@cyberomin) is a Software Engineer at Konga, an $80m VC backed  eCommerce company. 

In this role, he has worked on major products including leading the development of Konga’s online community (http://community.konga.com), an online community forum for Konga’s merchants and customers. This project has gone on to save the company over $400,000 in annual licensing fee for a SaaS-based forum solution.
He also served as the lead engineer for SellerHQ (http://shq.konga.com) and online marketplace platform for Konga’s over 12,000 stores.


Event Date: July 11th
Time: 12pm
Venue: Co-Creation Hub


Celestine is also the lead maintainer and developer of NSEFinance (http://nsefinance.com), an experimental API for the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He is also the convener of The Lagos GitHub meetup (http://lagosmeet.github.io). 
Celestine was the founding manager of the Calabar Google Developer Group.
Prior to Konga, Celestine worked at a law firm where he lead the development of an electronic law management system.
He is a University of Calabar graduate, he enjoys the game of table tennis and @cyberomin on Twitter.
His focus at this #APISaturday is showing us how to build APIs in a way that makes it usable, useful and simple.




Event: July API Saturday: API Workshop & GCM 3.0 in Action

Event Date: July 11th
Time: 12pm
Venue: Co-Creation Hub
Registration: http://attending.io/events/july-api-saturdayAPI Saturday is a series of monthly events organized by GDG Lagos with a special focus on APIs – best practices and ideas on how to build them & connect with them and make the best use of them.
So we have had two API Saturday events to set the foundation for getting our hands dirty. And at the next event, we will be.
On Saturday July 11, join top developer Celestine Omin as he develops a platform during his session, explaining the necessary thought process and demonstrating best practices when building systems and when creating APIs.
The second session will be handled by Femi Taiwo and it will be focused on the awesome changes recently made to GCM by Google for handling push notifications to multiple platforms, devices and web browsers with one codebase and how we can put it to use in a demo application during the event.
This is a free event but there are limited spaces so registration is required to ensure those who have indicated interest before hand are admitted first. Do register to attend!