By: Shane Calder, 132 ENG
If you are new to writing code or wonder what GitHub is. GitHub is a code hosting platform for collaboration and version control.
GitHub lets you (and others) work together on projects. By the numbers 2.1 million organizations use it, 31 million developers are actively using GitHub. It’s a good chance if you are actively looking for a job, potential employers might use the service.
Here is when it matters.
If you are:
- A New Grad
- Experienced but want to transition into a new role
- You are changing careers and have upgraded your skills
- Self Taught or a Boot Camp Junky
A repository can give you a platform to show off your skills, what you love to work on and an idea of what skills you have.
I have completed a few Nano Degrees at Udacity and they offer some great courses to get you started for free with GitHub. Udacity free courses can be found here.
There are 4 courses that are geared to help someone develop a repository. Udacity does this to help students build a portfolio. Github can also be used for free- here is a link to the service.
When it doesn’t matter.
If you are a known developer and have experience it is less important when hiring managers. Even if you don’t use this service hiring managers will take you through white board interviews to get a feel on how you write code, how you think and interact.
Open Source Projects
Are you big on social impact or just love to code? There are millions of open source projects to work on. Open source projects are a great place to gain some real world experience if you are just starting out.
If you have years of experience it’s a great way to give back. You can look for great projects at GitHub Open Source.
GitHub can help you through the screening and interview process, but having said that not all employers look at your code. So have fun with the platform, work on projects you enjoy and be part of a larger community. Who knows, it might lead you to a wonderful career!
Contact: Shane Calder, Principal- [email protected]
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173 day long disaster in India ended by Piston Well Services of Red Deer
Burning since June 9, a well blowout at Baghjan, India had foiled all who were tasked with somehow stopping the flames. Oil India Limited (OIL) tried regional companies and then it reached out internationally. Now one was able to fix this well blowout until they called in Piston Well Services Inc. The Red Deer based company was able to kill the well within days.
Alert Disaster Control (ALERT), with their well intervention service partner, Piston Well Services, have completed the critical well killing operation in Assam, India.
Piston Well Services mobilized a 142K Snubbing/Hydraulic Workover Unit and specialists to India to assist ALERT in the final phase of the well kill operation. Oil India Limited. officially designated the well as ‘killed’ on November 15 at 1400 hrs local time.
ALERT and Piston Well Services thank everyone that contributed and persevered through the unprecedented logistical challenges to support the operations. Oil India Limited’s commitment to the successful conclusion of the operations, will continue to support the local community and ensure the ongoing protection of the sensitive adjoining wetland areas.
#canadianenergy #albertaenergy #teampiston
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The good news comes in the evening
OIL tweeted at 5.35 pm on Sunday: “Baghjan blowout well successfully killed: The well has been killed with brine solution & under control now. Fire has been doused completely. There is no pressure in the well now & the same will be observed for 24 hours to check if there is any amount of gas migration & pressure build up.”
The way ahead
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PETA pro-turkey pronouncement plucked from billboard next to Red Deer restaurant
This post was sent as a press release to Todayville.com
Steakhouse Evicts PETA’s Pro-Turkey Billboard
Moaning Restaurant’s Demands Won’t Keep ‘ThanksVegan’ out of Canada: Nationwide Ad Blitz Ahead
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, PETA placed a billboard near the Walmart store on Gaetz Avenue as part of its new ThanksVegan campaign—but the ad company is moving the nongraphic billboard after a complaint by the nearby MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual.
PETA’s ThanksVegan campaign aims to give everyone the resources that they need to celebrate the holiday with a healthy and humane vegan feast, and other similar billboards are already up in Edmonton, Lloydminster, and Lethbridge—without any complaints so far. Across Canada, Sobeys, Safeway, and other grocery stores are teaming up with PETA to showcase their ready-to-roast vegan turkeys and other animal-free offerings for the growing population of Canadians who are choosing vegan meals for the holiday and every day.
“Steakhouse owners may not want to face the facts, but when it comes to feeling pain and fear, loving their families, and valuing their own lives, turkeys are no different from human beings—and more and more people are recognizing that,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA hopes everyone will celebrate ThanksVegan this year with a delicious meal that keeps gentle birds off the table.”
Turkeys are caring parents and spirited explorers who can live up to 10 years, but those raised for food are normally slaughtered when they’re between 12 and 26 weeks old—and millions are killed each year for Thanksgiving alone. The young birds are hung by their feet from metal shackles and dragged through an electrified bath, and they’re often still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re dumped into scalding-hot defeathering tanks.
PETA’s billboard is located at 6701 Gaetz Ave.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—offers a ThanksVegan recipe guide here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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