Introduction to Git and GitHub for Python Developers

What is Git, what is GitHub, and what’s the difference? Learn the basics of Git and GitHub from the perspective of a Pythonista in this step-by-step video course.

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Participant Comments

jeffersongarciaor on Feb. 10, 2021

Thanks Paul! I learned a lot, and finally I can understand the git workflow. Very helpful and you were very instructive.

John Kinder on Sept. 1, 2020

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. Each topic was short but concise, and I was able to pull all the real python material down to my VM… much appreciated!

fjavanderspek on April 17, 2020

Clear and concise, awesome!

pshapard on April 8, 2020

Just completed the video. This course plugged some holes in my git/github knowledge. Still a lot to learn. Software development does not seem so scary. Thanks for your help Paul. Onto the next video

Damian on Feb. 24, 2020

This tutorial is a gem. While simple, it really demystifies the basic of github. thanks a lot. What do you recommend as a follow up course to continue building on this basics?

Thanks again!

mdroberts on Nov. 18, 2019

Very good and succinct tutorial!

Abby Jones on June 24, 2019

Excellent refresher. Been out of the game, so this was very informative and concise.

charliem22 on June 5, 2019

Excellent introduction. Would have liked a rebasing example but I understand why the complexities of that would make that a bit difficult. Also, pointer to Pro-Git is appreciated. Have started reading it and it’s definitely the ‘next step’ after this video intro. Thanks for your time and effort… charlie

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