Well, I have been saying it for a while – I need to do more speaking at community events, so I finally agreed to start small and do a nugget for my local user group.
My thoughts are simply:
- You need to understand things more intimately in order to be able to explain them.
- The many iterations required to get the slides right reinforces the learning that took place to get the content on there to being with.
- It’s great for confidence.
- You can (hopefully) pass some useful knowledge on to the community and help them try new things/better themselves.
- It’s a great icebreaker to meet new people (i.e. you are more likely to talk and engage with them if you have some subject matter to talk about).
- It can be scary – it’s been ages since I stood up in front of people.
- It can be time consuming trying to create the “perfect” slide deck.
- You can look/sound like an ass.
- You give false information and/or confuse people even more.
… All of which can be sorted by me trying hard not to be a moron (no guarantees, no cash back!) :)
OK, So What Nugget?
Since myself and others have experienced some pain at most parts of the learning process, I thought I would share some tips and guidance on how to get up and running with Git.
This nugget is the first of a series I hope to continue to help both you guys and myself get to grips with Git.
Please click the link below to download the slides from my SkyDrive.
I’ll upload others as soon as I have completed the talks (give me a change to review them based on feedback etc.)
As always, all feedback is very welcome – so please shout if you see anything you feel needs to be said!