Friendly Introduction to Github

Heard of GitHub but don't think it's relevant to your world? Did you know it can actually be used as a pretty powerful project management tool that doesn't require coding or a command line interface? Let us show you how to use GitHub to manage programs and projects with no pre-requisite knowledge required in this Friendly Introduction to GitHub workshop.


BREAK (15-20 mins)


Session notes and resources will be recorded here.


  1. Getting Help

    Here we'll hopefully answer questions you might have.

    • Where is the workshop located and when will it be?

    • What is the WIFI code?

      • None. Use the same WIFI we've been using at RDAP so far.
    • What is our event hashtag?


    • Where can I find the RDAP Code of Conduct?

      RDAP is an inclusive, cooperative environment where all practitioners and interested non-practitioners are welcomed, open dialogue is encouraged, and all perspectives are appreciated. Please read their full Code of Conduct for more information.

    • Who can I approach if I have any problems or issues to report that violate our Code of Conduct?

      Please reach out directly and immediately to the conference co-chairs Yasmeen Shorish or Brianna Marshall, or Andrew Johnson onsite. You can also reach out to any ASIS&T staff member at the conference. All information will be kept confidential unless we determine that disclosure with appropriate third parties (including but not limited to law enforcement, ASIS&T, etc.) is necessary. We will discuss your options with you before we take any step unless your security or that of other attendees is at risk.

  2. Finding Resources

    Here we'll list some persistent resources that you might use throughout the workshop.


Meet your instructors!

These folk are here to support and help you! Please do not hesitate to flag them down if you have any questions.

Jessica Gallinger (@GallingerJ)

Research Data Management Librarian / Simon Fraser University
GitHub: @gallingerj

Danielle Robinson (@daniellecrobins )

Advocacy for science and the open web / 2016 @MozillaScience Fellow / Freshly defended Neuroscience PhD @OHSUSOM / hangs with librarians / party mom / @wispdx
GitHub: @daniellecrobinson

Steve Van Tuyl (@badgerbouse)

Digital Repository Librarian / Scientist / Hydranaut / Heckler / Oregon State University / Peanut Gallery
GitHub: @vantuyls

Stephanie Wright (@shefw)

Program Lead, Mozilla Science Lab / former data librarian / forever data geek / @MozillaScience
GitHub: @stephwright