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Online Short-Seminar: Version Control Basics

Online Short-Seminar: Version Control Basics Online

Final_v2_rev3_final_FINAL.docx got you down? Version tracking, or version control, is the management of changes to any file or document. Version control is like a savings program for your project. Implementing a file versioning strategy at the beginning of your research project will help to avoid confusion amongst collaborators and avoid lost time and effort trying to recover the "right" version of a file.

This virtual session will review a few ways for tracking different versions of a file, focusing on using git for version control.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize why version control is useful
  • Identify ways to implement version control
  • Distinguish between Git and GitHub
  • Demonstrate the basics of how Git works
  • Find additional training and get help

Instructor: Julie Goldman, Research Data Services, Countway Library, julie_goldman@hms.harvard.edu

Please register below to receive the Zoom webinar instructions.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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We will demo Git and GitHub in this session. No prior knowledge is required.

If you would like to follow along, here are the prerequisites:

  1. Setup a GitHub account
  2. Install git on your own computer
  3. Configure your git setup

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Need help with data management? Feel free to book a 30 minute meeting slot with me.

Happy to help with data organization, cleaning, and sharing for fostering reproducible workflows and open science!

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