Git is an open source, distributed, version control system for tracking changes in source code and other types of text documents. Created by Linus Torvald and first released in 2005, Git has become the de-facto standard for project source code management, and is extensively used both in open source and commercial software development. The usage of Git is not limited to code development, but can also be used to keep track of data analysis scripts and pipelines. This 2-day course gives a very comprehensive introduction to Git and its most useful commands, as well as an introduction to collaborative workflows and to using GitHub. The last half-day of the course is optional.
This course is aimed at people with no or little knowledge of Git, who are interested in using a version control system for collaborative work, or simply to keep track of modifications in their scripts/code base/files. This includes people working on code development, but also scientists interested in improving the reproducibility of their data analyses by keeping track of their scripts using version control.
At the end of the course, the participants are expected to have understood and practiced the following:
The course is focused on using Git in command line mode (no graphical user interface). It is therefore necessary to have some basic knowledge of UNIX command line, e.g. how to change directory or how to edit a file in a command line editor such as vim/nano. If you are not familiar with these UNIX fundamentals, we strongly recommend you complete the following e-learning module before the start of the course.
Registration fees for academics are 200 CHF.
Deadline for free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 11/02/2024. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.
You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.
The course will take place at the University of Bern.
Our courses usually start at 9:00 and end around 17:00. Precise information about location and time will be provided to the participants in due time.
Coordination: Grégoire Rossier
We will recommend 0.5 ECTS credits for this course (given a passed exam at the end of the course).
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