Webinar: Git basics for researchers
What is "version control" and why is it important for you as a researcher?
Version control is a system that records changes to a file or set of files over time so that you can recall specific versions later. It’s essential for reproducibility, traceability, risk mitigation and is an invaluable tool for collaborative projects where different people work on the same code simultaneously. In other words, version control is scientific best practice.
You are invited to learn about Git version control at NeSI’s May ‘quick tips’ webinar. In this 1-hour session, Apps Support team member Callum Walley will explain how to get started with Git and why learning this tool is worth the effort. Callum will explain:
- Terminology - what do things like push, pull, clone, local, and remote mean,
- how to setup and maintain a git repository, and
- how to use GitHub for collaboration
There are no prerequisites for this webinar. If you want to code-along with Callum you will need access to a shell with git and a GitHub account.