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Git Basics: Intro to Software Version Control

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Madison College Downtown Campus, Room 240AC – Map

Have you ever spent a very long week solving a very tough problem and then had your computer crash and you lost all your work? Ever had your production environment act so broken that you needed to (or wanted to) ‘roll back’ to the previous version? Come learn software best practices for handling these situations.

Revision control? Version control system? Software configuration management? Whatever you call it, managing source code is one of the basic skills software developers need to master. In this talk, Annette will start with the basics of how and why we manage source code. We’ll use Git, one of the most popular tools in use today, as an example to learn the basic operations of version control. Once we cover the basics, we’ll dig into the nitty gritty of Git. After this talk you’ll be comfortable, and hopefully motivated, to use the powerful Git command line.

About the speaker:
Annette Mechelke is a Senior Software Development Engineer at Fetch Rewards. She been a software engineer for 7 years, working primarily on backend web services.

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Making the World Better One Video Game at a Time

When: Tuesday, Nov 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Madison College Downtown Campus, Room 240AC – Map

There’s no doubt that video games are popular. While some view them as an imagination-sapping waste of time, Acme Nerd Games has a very different perspective: Games are a means to improve lives. Games engage, teach and can change behaviors. Organizations should deploy the power of games to do good in the communities they serve.

Mary will share her journey from a seasoned traditional marketer to a business owner that aims to turn what some see as a social pariah into a tool that helps people thrive.

About the speaker:
Mary Romolino is a partner at Acme Nerd Games. Mary’s successful marketing career took her from the skyscrapers of Chicago to the brainy, laidback city of Madison, WI and from the conference rooms at US Bank to the proverbial corner office at an ad agency. Now, she’s gathered a team and made the leap to gamification. But her kids still don’t think she’s cool.

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