- Cost: Free to Researchers and PhD students at the University of Sydney.
- The venue is not fitted with desktop PCs. You must bring your own laptop to this course.
- Proudly presented in association with Sydney Informatics.
Why do this course?
Have you mistakenly overwritten programs or data and want to learn techniques to avoid repeating the loss? Version control systems are one of the most powerful tools available for avoiding data loss and enabling reproducible research. While the learning curve can be steep, our trainers are there to answer all your questions while you gain hands on experience in using Git, one of the most popular version control systems available.
Join us for this workshop where we cover the fundamentals of version control using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (software-carpentry.org).
You’ll learn how to:
Keep versions of data, scripts, and other files
Examine commit logs to find which files were changed when
Restore earlier versions of files
Compare changes between versions of a file
Push your versioned files to a remote location, for backup and to facilitate collaboration
The Intersect approach to training
At Intersect, we work closely with our member universities to develop and deliver training that targets the day-to-day software and technology problems that researchers face. We deliver hands-on courses in a relaxed setting with knowledgeable, helpful trainers who are themselves researchers and who know how researchers work.
Download the course outline.
For more information visit Learn.intersect.org.au
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