Carpentry workshop: Writing and publishing on the web together using Github

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing.

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You may be familiar with GitHub as a source of software, scripts, and programs. But, did you know that: 

  • GitHub can also be used to work on text documents?
  • GitHub enables collaboration on documents and software entirely through the web interface?
  • you can create a simple webpage with a few clicks through GitHub?
  • you don’t need any knowledge of the command-line version control tool ‘git’ to do all this?

This course will teach you how to do all these things, and more. The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers from UiO and OUS, and tailored towards those with very little to no experience in the subjects taught. Experience with git or GitHub or similar programs/services is not necessary, but it doesn’t hurt either.

NB time permitting, at the end the workshop, those interested can learn how to do the same operations using command line ‘git'.


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Published Feb. 22, 2017 11:07 AM - Last modified May 24, 2017 8:36 AM