Version control is the practice of managing and sharing changes to documents, programming code, websites or any other files to keep track of what’s been changed, by whom, when and why. All previous versions of files are saved and you can even revert to a previous version. Git is a version control software.
Git-portal sites, like GitHub or GitLab, offer many useful features to facilitate collaborative development.
This two-part series introduces participants to Git tools. The first session on November 21st focuses on version control. The second workshop on November 28th will explore using Git for collaborative development.
Tuesday, November 21st, 1:00 - 4:30 pm (Atlantic time)
This beginner level session will introduce you to Git. We will show you how to create a repository, record changes to files, explore and restore from the recorded history and how to resolve conflicts (when one member overwrites another’s changes).
Attendees should have a computer (Windows, Linux or MacOS) on which they install Git before the workshop, following the instructions on https://carpentries.github.io/workshop-template/#git
You will also need to sign up for a free GitHub account at https://github.com/ and know your username and password.
Lesson Material: http://github-pages.ucl.ac.uk/git-novice/
This session will be delivered online.
Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, i.e. gmail).
Connection details for the session will be sent out beforehand only to those registered with institutional/organizational email addresses.