Here’s the portfolio template I whipped up for the students to use.

Here’s the portfolio template I whipped up for the students to use.

On June 5th, 2019, I ran an “Intro to Git” workshop with the Portland Indie Game Squad at the University of Portland. While originally I’d hoped to build it into a hybrid presentation on using Unity and Git together, the lab we had access to didn’t have Unity available on its machines. So, I figured I’d dip back into my day job wheelhouse and teach people a little bit about web-development basics — and git in the process.

I’ve create a repo that contains everything you need to spin up a very basic single-page portfolio site on something like GitHub pages, as well as a bunch of links to resources and notes on where to go to continue your Git-related studies. That’s all hosted here:

The workshop was a lot of fun! I love teaching Git because it’s such a powerful tool, even if you don’t touch code at all in your daily life. If you understand how software version control works, I think you’ll have a significant leg up when it comes to working with software development in any capacity.