A Friendly Introduction to Working Collaboratively and Openly with Github

Series: Open Education

Event Date & Time

  • March 8, 2016
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Come join Joey Lee and Stephanie Wright from the Mozilla Science Lab for a friendly introduction to Github – a free and open source platform that can help you build projects that are collaborative, well documented, and version-controlled. In this workshop we will introduce you to the Github ecosystem and help you get you comfortable navigating basic Github workflows. We will make sure that you leave the workshop aware of the best practices for developing projects on Github (e.g. writing a good “readme” or posting and labeling issues) and an understanding of how Github can help make your projects more readable and accessible. This workshop is developed for anyone looking for a solution to making projects – whether it be your research on arctic glaciers, the materials for an undergraduate course, your PHD thesis, or even a cookbook – more manageable. This workshop is geared towards all skill levels, but first-time and novice users are encouraged and prioritized. 



Joey Lee

Joey is a Mozilla Science Fellow and a MSc student at UBC working with cities, data, and maps. 

Stephanie Wright

Stephanie is the Open Data Training Lead at the Mozilla Science Lab. Formerly academic data librarian at the University of Washington. 

This is a UBC Library Research Commons sponsored event researchcommons.library.ubc.ca 


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