The second day of the National Female Pre-tech Training Program commenced with a recap of the previous lessons.
At Soronko Academy, Mrs Regina Honu shared her entrepreneurial journey, the benefits of learning to create technology, how to overcome your fears and make an impact.
The trainers for the various hubs across the country introduced the topic of the day; The Developer Environment. They explained the developer environment as a combination of all the tools that are required to do the developer’s work. The topical issue was on Code Editors, Debuggers, Web server and Version Control systems. The trainers explained to the students why they couldn’t use MsWord and why there is a need for specific code editors to edit codes.
Participants were taken through the process of downloading, installing, and the interfaces of the studio editor. The various trainers showed them how to create a new file, folders, bulk searching, and replacing and the installation of plugins. The women were also introduced to the UI tools within the visual studio for managing a version control system.
The version control system was explained and the trainers used examples such as dropbox and google drive in their demonstrations. The next thing they hinted on was the Git. They explained Git as a version control system used to track changes and share these changes with other people on a team.
The ladies were served with delectable meals for lunch and shortly after, they recommenced to complete the day’s lessons. The trainers introduced participants to Github, how to put their files on git for the first time, and also highlighted the importance and roles Github plays in the environment of a developer.
Participants were then taken through the process of creating accounts on Github and the various stages involved in adding or making changes. Most of the students encountered some challenges where the trainers showed them how to fix that particular error.
This session was very interactive; students kept asking questions on the topic of the day and the trainers were always available to answer them and to also give them clarity on the subject matter. They ended the day’s class at the “Getting Started Page” on Github. We are really elated about their progress and we can’t wait to see what they would build.