March 19, 2020

Data Fluency: Open Source With GitHub

Register now for our Open Source with GitHub Science and Git workshop on Wednesday, 19 March at the Clayton campus from 9:30am-1:30pm.

Git is a distributed version control system for tracking changes in computer files. It allows a team of people to work together, all using the same files. And it helps the team cope with the confusion that tends to happen when multiple people are editing the same files. It is primarily
used for source code management in software development, but it can be used to keep track of changes in any set of files. It has become a global standard in academia, government, and industry for managing software code.

GitHub is a commercial website (free for academics and public code) for sharing and collaborating on git histories. Together, git and GitHub allow effective, global collaboration on code or text while exactly tracking contributions and changes.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
– Maintain a complete history of a file without having to make extra copies of it
– Maintain a “master” version of a file while working on experimental changes in a separate history
– Effectively share and discuss code with others on GitHub
– Collaborate on the same code files with others on GitHub

Who: When you work with files (it may be computer code or a simple text/word
file), do you create multiple copies of your file like,, and so on? If yes, then this course
is for you!

What to bring: Attendees will be required to bring a laptop with access to a web browser. Instructions for accessing necessary software and data sets will be sent out by facilitators.

Venue: Matheson T3 – Sir Louis Matheson Library | Monash University Clayton Campus | 40 Exhibition Walk | Clayton

How to register? 

1. Monash staff and Graduate Research students register here

2. Monash students other than Graduate Research 
– Navigate to the Access for students page and create a profile in MyDevelopment by completing the form linked on that page. You will receive an email after 24 hours with your login details.
– Using your login details, log into myDevelopment.
– Search for upcoming Data Fluency workshops, by typing into the search box “Data Fluency” or the software you are interested in. eg “GitHub”
– Click “Request”

3. External participants
If you already have a myDevelopment profile, please login and register as follows:
– Into the search box type “Data Fluency” or the software you are interested in. eg “GitHub”
– Click “Request”
Don’t have a myDevelopment profile? Register here. If you’d like to register for workshops before they are advertised, create a myDevelopment profile now by following these instructions.

Data Fluency for Research is a cross-disciplinary initiative developing researcher capability at Monash University. Keep an eye out for additional upcoming workshops across our campuses by logging in to your myDevelopment training space, and also by subscribing to the Data Fluency mailing list to receive updates on events and workshops.

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