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Version Control with GitHub

Version Control with GitHub In-Person / Online

Note: This workshop is hybrid and available both in person and online.

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


Wednesday, October 12, 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Digital Scholarship Commons A308
Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library (LIB)
  Faculty     Graduate students     Undergraduate students     UVic staff  
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Rich McCue
Digital Scholarship Commons