Collaborating through Git and GitHub
This workshop is part of the Westgrid advanced computing workshop series.
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Git is a powerful version control system allowing to record, access, and restore the history of projects.
After setting up remotes on the internet or other network, Git is also a mighty collaboration tool.
In this workshop, we will use the popular online Git repository hosting site GitHub to practice a collaboration workflow typical of many research teams.
1 - Properly configured Git:
You can download Git here: https://gitforwindows.org/ if you are on Windows and here: https://git-scm.com/downloads if you use MacOS or Linux.
These minimum configurations should be set properly (info on how to do so here: https://westgrid-cli.netlify.app/school/git-03-install/#headline-3):
- your username
- your email address
- your preferred text editor
- the end of line formatting matching your operating system
2 - GitHub account:
A free GitHub account: https://github.com/join?plan=free&source=pricing-card-free.
(Optional) If you don't want to type your password all the time, set SSH for your account: https://help.github.com/en/github/authenticating-to-github/connecting-to-github-with-ssh.
Some basic experience with Git or attendance at one of the intro to Git Research Commons workshops is necessary.
Things to do before the workshop starts:
If you want to follow along on your laptop, you can use an online Jupyter notebook at https://syzygy.ca, or you can install the packages (jupyter, numpy, xarray, yt) on your computer and run Python locally. We will not be debugging any installation issues during the workshop.
About the presenters:
Marie-Helene Burle Prior to entering the realm of computing, Marie-Helene Burle spent 15 years roaming the globe from the High Arctic to uninhabited Sub-Antarctic islands or desert tropical atolls, conducting bird and mammal research (she calls those her "years running after penguins"). As a PhD candidate in behavioural and evolutionary biology at Simon Fraser University, she "fell" into Emacs, R, and Linux. This turned Marie into an advocate for open source tools and improved computing literacy for all, as well as better coding practices and more reproducible workflows in science. She started to contribute to the open source community, became a Software and Data Carpentry Instructor, and worked at the SFU Research Commons providing programming support to researchers. She is thrilled to be continuing in this direction with HPC and new languages at WestGrid. When not behind a computer, Marie loves reading history books and looking for powder in the British Columbia backcountry on skis.
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- Thursday, February 17, 2022
- 1:00pm - 2:30pm
- Marie-Helene Burle, WestGrid