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Version Control with GitHub

Version Control with GitHub Online

Facilitator: Rich McCue

Similar to Google Drive, Github is a service that lets you store, share, and download information on/from the web in repositories or “repos.” Although specially designed for code and documentation, it can also store many types or formats (e.g. images, PDFs, spreadsheets, 3D models).

Participants will be able to do the following by the end of this orientation:

  • Be aware of a range of use cases for GitHub. What is version control and why should I use it?
  • Install and setup GitHub and Atom text editor
  • Create a local git repository
  • Commit & track changes locally
  • Explore change history & ignore files
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the GitHub website
  • Branch a repository & submit pull requests.
  • Know how to resolve conflicts with your changes
  • Using Git in RStudio
  • Version control for binary files (docx, jpg, etc)
  • Be able to manage the contents of an existing folder on your laptop in GitHub
  • Learn to use an open-source repository for searching academic articles

This session is part of the Pathways to Research Data Management series.

Related LibGuide: Pathways to Research Data Management series by Jessica Mussell

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library (LIB)
  Faculty     Graduate students     Undergraduate students     UVic staff  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 17 seats available.

Event Presenter(s)

Rich McCue
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Jessica Mussell

Jessica Mussell is the Distance Learning and Research Librarian.  See her full profile.

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