Course Description

Learn how to use Git by reviewing the basic concepts of Git version control. Try out this introductory course that was created with GitHub.

Course Overview

  1. Level 1 on Try Git

    Level 1 Free Level Discover Git 25 Challenges

    Discover the basics of Git, including how to initialize a repo. Learn how to add, commit, and push your code to GitHub.

About The Professors

Olivier Lacan

Olivier Lacan

Olivier was an innocent French web designer when Rails for Zombies infected his brain. The course motivated him to learn to build what he previously could only design. Now set free by the eloquence of Ruby, he spends his time learning, teaching, and shipping code for Code School.

Gregg Pollack

Gregg Pollack

Gregg is passionate about taking complex topics and teaching them efficiently. He's helped build Envy Labs, Starter Studio, and Code School. He also furthers education through BarCamp in Orlando, the Orlando Ruby Users Group, and the Orlando Tech Events newsletter.

Teaching Assistant

Course Notes

This course should take approximately 15 minutes.

Course Reviews (374)


I'm already a huge Code School fan, so I didn't need convincing to Try Git, but as someone who already uses git and GitHub daily for work, I was truly impressed with how many little details were explained that I hadn't ever understood so clearly.


Thanks guys, this course was very informative and practical, really helped me to improve my teamwork skills!


I am new to GIT, but not revision control. Not only did I run the training, but I copied it into my notebook. When we went over GIT in lab, I felt I was ahead of the class. Thanks!


I really enjoyed taking this free course. It's very good, easy and fun to learn. I highly recommend to everyone that want to learn the basics of git in a few minutes.