Version Control with Git/GitKraken

Friday, March 02, 2018 at 9:30am to 12:30pm

Harvard campus, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level, K018

Version control software allows you to save “versions” of files -- scripts, text files, web pages, data, etc. -- which show the changes that were made to the files over time, and allows you to backtrack if necessary and undo those changes. The ability alone of being able to compare two versions or reverse changes makes it fairly invaluable when working on larger projects. Even more so when collaborating in research groups.

This hands-on workshop will take you through the steps of using Git via the GUI GitKraken and Github, to track changes, revert to older versions, and share your files with other people. Ultimately, to keep you organized, to reduce the clutter and maintain an inteilligible history of files in your projects.

Prerequisite: This workshop is appropriate for those with little or no prior experience using Git, GitKraken, or Github. Some familiarity is helpful.

This workshop is free for Harvard and MIT affiliates. 


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