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Despo Pentara
@despo
http://discuss.codebar.io is up. There is not much there atm but you can sign up if you want.
Ali
@Najaf
:clap:
Alex Jahraus
@fanaugen
ooh, a Discuss! Should make the Gitter obsolete, right? Except for discussions specific to the git repo, possibly
Despo Pentara
@despo
lets see how it goes, i do like the simplicity of being able to just ask something that may not necessarily fit within a forum
Jane Dallaway
@janedallaway
@despo nice work :+1:
Despo Pentara
@despo
thank you but its up due to @geopolitis hard work!
Jane Dallaway
@janedallaway
in which case @geopolitis nice work
shivendra001
@shivendra001
thanq...........
Despo Pentara
@despo
I will email this out soon, but it would be great if you could sign up at discuss.codebar.io so you are eventually able to respond/direct student questions there
Carolina Sawney
@assembly21
Hi there, I've just signed up and looking forward to meeting you on Wednesday to do the tutorials on Git. I've created the Git Hub account. I used upper case in my username: CarolinaS, that means that now I have this address: https://github.com/CarolinaS/thursday.git. Will that work or do I have to change the name to be all lower case? I know that with PHP some paths have to be all with lower case. Thanks a lot!
Ali
@Najaf
Should be fine, I have upcased chars in my GitHub name, so does @Rosa-Fox
Alex Jahraus
@fanaugen
I would love to volunteer to coach someone on Git & Github basics :)
Carolina Sawney
@assembly21
Wow, well I'll do my homework then!
When configuring a Git user on a Mac, I have to write my name:
git config —global user.name “Carolina Sawney”

Is this the same as the Git user name (CarolinaS), the same as my Mac user name (Carolina), does this matter or can be anything else? See you on Wednesday!
Carolina Sawney
@assembly21
CarolinaS is the Git user account name. That's what I meant.
Ali
@Najaf
I’m fairly sure it can be anything you like. It’s the name that each commit you make will have recorded against it. No need for it to match up with your account on GitHub. I think accessing GitHub with the ssh keys you will have set up is enough for GitHub to authenticate you.
Most people have their name in their .gitconfig set up as their full name just like you have there.
Alex Jahraus
@fanaugen
second that
Carolina Sawney
@assembly21

Done.

I was doing an online tutorial on Git. The tutor suggests to link Git to a text editor by writing this line:

git config —global core.editor “emacs -wl1” 


Here's the transcription:

"I want to show you two more useful ones now. The first is to tell Git what Text Editor you will be using. This allows Git to open up text that needs editing in that editor by default.

There are times when Git is going to want to have you edit a message and so it'll pop up that message in a Text Editor, let you change it, and then close it. And Git will go ahead with what it was going to do. The way we do that is with git config --global and then core.editor and then after that in quotes let's put the name of the editor that we want to use. So if you like using Unix's nano, you can put that there, you can use vim, or emacs, if you are on Windows, you can use notepad.exe, that comes by default with Windows.

I'd like to use TextMates, so I am going to be using M A T E, which is a little program that TextMate provides that sits inside Unix, and it can then launch TextMate. In addition to just launching it though, we need to provide a couple of options with it, which is the -w option, which says, hey after you launch it, wait until TextMate is done before you keep going with what you were going to do Unix, so we need that W option otherwise Unix will open it and then just keep going further as I was doing without waiting for you to finish the message, and then l1 also tells it to start at line 1".

I don’t understand if this should be the IDE, like Komodo, Aptana, IntelligIDEA, etc or a simple text editor like the one he mentions. Apart from the IDE editor, I have TextEdit on the Mac and no idea if this has anything to do with what he is talking about.

Making progress already. Very happy. Thanks.

Alex Jahraus
@fanaugen

Since the git config is not for all eternity (can be changed at any time), just pick any editor you like, and that can be launched from the command line by typing a command. Git will then invoke that command whenever it wants you to edit something, such as a commit message. Emacs and vim are editors that will open right inside the CLI (Terminal on Mac OS X), while other editors and IDEs will open in a separate window.

You mentioned TextEdit on Mac OS X, however I’d recommend picking a more code-focused one, such as the free TextWrangler or the hip cool new Atom editor by GitHub (the latter has some bugs and can be slow to start though). Both will let you install a command that’ll launch the editor (it’s edit for TextWrangler, and atom for Atom), which you can then add to the Git config with

git config --global core.editor "edit --wait --resume "$@""

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Ali
@Najaf
+1 for TextWrangler. It’s got syntax highlighting, in-project search+replace and a project drawer, all you need to start with.
Ramana Kumar
@xrchz
hey I just got a coach invitation for tonight - but the event already started right? can/should I go?
Rosa Fox
@Rosa-Fox
Was this for Brighton or Cambridge? Either way sorry we missed this message! Now that you are signed up you will receive email invites as soon as they are sent which is usually more than a week in advance. Hopefully we will see you at the next one :)
Cosmin Stamate
@cosminstamate
I got a coaching invite for tonight in London, are there any places left?
it sent me straight to the waiting list
Cosmin Stamate
@cosminstamate
so?
yes / no?
anyone?
Rosa Fox
@Rosa-Fox
Heya, I just had a look at the numbers for London tonight and there are 20 mentors and 46 students so I think they could do with the help. I think it might not let you accept the invites too near to the time that the event starts... unless @despo says otherwise, as far as I can tell it would be good if you could mentor :)
Cosmin Stamate
@cosminstamate
great, I will show up then
see you there!
Despo Pentara
@despo
@cosminstamate hi Cosmin. The workshop is overbooked (there is a 15+ waiting list) and we've also emailed twitter the list of names for security. Maybe next week? Usually invitations go out on Wednesday night and we fill up by Thursdy night/Friday morning.
Rosa Fox
@Rosa-Fox
wait... for coaches?
Despo Pentara
@despo
total waiting list. at least 5-6 coaches.
Rosa Fox
@Rosa-Fox
ah ok, sorry Cosmin I should have checked with Despo! Hopefully next week if you are available :)
Alex Pounds
@creature
I'm helping organise tonight, so I'll text Cosmin and let him know that he won't be able to get in. (Gitter suggests he didn't see Despo's response).
Normally it wouldn't be a problem, but I think Twitter's security is tighter than most of our venues.
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
@despo @Rosa-Fox are you saying you need more coaches? I'm hosting redis meetup but can prompt the team for volunteers?
Rosa Fox
@Rosa-Fox
ah yeah, I didn't realise but Despo said the number limit is quite strict and she already gave Twitter the names of everyone coming. I think she emailed him but if you could text as well @creature that would be great! And thanks @barisbalic but all is ok... I just got confused!
Alex Pounds
@creature
@barisbalic Quite the opposite. The attendee list is locked down now. Thanks for the offer though!
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
No problem, sorry for the mixup I probably could have worked that out by reading a bit more. Good luck all!
Alex Pounds
@creature
Just got a reply, so Cosmin's up to date. :)
Rosa Fox
@Rosa-Fox
Awesome :) Thanks!
Alex Pounds
@creature
Someone has asked me (genuinely, not trollingly) what "underrepresented in the tech industry" means. Does anyone have a good link I can include in my reply?
Rosa Fox
@Rosa-Fox
it seems to be quite hard to find solid data but in terms of women in tech maybe get them to read the downloadable PDF report on here: http://www.e-skills.com/research/research-themes/women-in-it/ other than that I guess underrepresented means anyone who would be considered to be within a minority, so I would think LGBTQ and people from different ethnicities... I guess anyone who may experience difficulties from not fitting into the 'white straight male' description... though In Brighton if someone who isn't 'underrepresented' wanted to come to Codebar then they could do, as long as they bought someone with them who fell into the category, but I guess in London places fill up so they need to prioritise who gets a space. I'll have a look around and see if I can find any broader data.
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
@creature @Rosa-Fox I think the closest we have for women in tech is the BCS numbers, you should find them here: http://policy.bcs.org/sites/policy.bcs.org/files/Women%20in%20IT%20scorecardv2.pdf
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
In summary, I think 16% of all IT specialists across all industries are women, a subset of around 9% I think make up web-dev and engineering. This only covers women, and I would be careful of trying to define 'underrepresented', as it implies there is a specific/correct level of representation.
Alex Pounds
@creature
Yep, that's the tricky aspect of this bit; it's not just about women. I was hoping for an article that's all-encompassing.
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
You won't find one
At least none that are easily digestible, the numbers will vary between cities, countries and sectors, and in many cases it would rely on information that would be very sensitive. Employers are likely not allowed in most contexts to even ask if someone feels they have gender identity issues or what their sexual preferences are. Which would mean relying on voluntary surveys, which again feel like they would fall short of producing accurate data.
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
Then you'll probably have arguments about subgroups of straight white males being underrepresented. I don't, for example, consider any of the bigots, racists, fascists or misogynists that I hear about in tech, representative of myself, the fact that we share colour and gender doesn't change that.