One of the most used tools by developers is Git. However, this tool wasn't taught at Codam weirdly enough. After helping students time and time again I wondered if there was an easier way to help everyone. Eventually, I stumbled upon the idea of hosting a masterclass. Having to public speak in front of over 70 people was going to be a daunting task.

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After the talk

After the talk, some of the students came up to me and asked me if it was an idea to add a Git exercise to the curriculum. Initially, I was stunned by this as I didn't know we could add custom exercises to the Codam curriculum. After discussing some of the small details we created a plan on how to set up this exercise. Currently, we're still building this idea but we hope to be able to contribute something in the future.

Main takeaways

Practise, Practise, and more Practise – Public speaking isn't an easy feat, and knowing what you want to say and how you are going to say it will lessen your nerves tremendously

Know what your goal is – Truly understanding what you want them to learn from your talk will also narrow down your vision for your talk, in terms of helping you get less distracted and keeping yourself from repeating yourself.

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