Introduction to Git & GitHub
10 December 2020
This workshop will take you through the basic use of Git and GitHub. Git is a free and open source distributed version-control system designed to maintain code, track changes, recover old versions and collaborate with other developers.
This course is open to everyone for free, kindly provided to you by ELIXIR Belgium.
Get you started with Git from zero (note that if you already use Git, this workshop will be too basic for you). We'll work with GitHub (Desktop) and have a look into git on a command-line level.
- Introduction, set-up & configurations
- Working locally: Create a repository, clone, edit, staging commits, commit & push
- Working with your history & logs
- Working in a project: Forking, branching & pull requests
- How to version control your code in Rstudio with GitHub
This course is intended for researchers who are learning or using a programming language and might have an existing project with code or text files that need track of changes. If you intend to make your code collaborative, bonus points for you!
Tuur Muyldermans is a bioinformatics trainer at the VIB Bioinformatics Core and ELIXIR Belgium.
James Collier is a professional software developer with >10 years of experience working on software ranging from tiny embedded devices through to high-performance and web applications. He completed his PhD at Monash University on Australia and now works on scientific software within the VIB Bioinformatics Core.