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Software Carpentries I: Foundations of Unix & Git

Software Carpentries I: Foundations of Unix & Git

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools for using the command prompt and version control with Git. It is designed to be taken in combination with a Software Carpentry II workshop, either Python (4/26) or R and RStudio (5/6).

The workshop is open to anyone. You do not need any experience to participate but you will need access to a Windows, Mac or Linux computer. The workshop will be hosted online using Zoom; instructions for accessing course material and installing software will be sent in advance. For questions, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

By the end of this workshop, you will know how to use:

The Unix Shell
-Files and directories
-History and tab completion
-Pipes and redirection
-Looping over files
-Creating and running shell scripts
-Finding things
Version Control with Git
-Creating a repository
-Recording changes to files: add, commit, …
-Viewing changes: status, diff, …
-Ignoring files
-Working on the web: clone, pull, push, …
-Resolving conflicts

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
    Alumni       Beginners       Faculty/Staff       Graduate Students       Public       Undergraduates  
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Jonathan Bradley

Head of Studios and Innovative Technologies

Christopher Barb
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Nathaniel Porter

Social Science Data Consultant and Data Education Coordinator