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Introduction to Git and Github

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A short tutorial for the ICESat-2 2020 Online Hack Week

Shane Grigsby, Aimee Barciauskas, Sebastian Alvis, Yara Mohajerani, Fernando Paolo, Fernando Pérez, Anthony Arendt, David Shean, Daniel Shapero, Tyler Sutterley, Jessica Scheick

This tutorial is hosted on the Github ICESat-2 HackWeek organization.

Schedule (all times in PDT)

Date: June 10.

From 8:45 to 9am, we'll have a pre-tutorial "getting connected" section. Please come to this part to ensure everyone is on the same page and we can all start together at 9am with the main content:

  • 9:00-9:10 [Fernando Pérez]: Overview of our basic tools and setup (slides): Jupyter and Pangeo
  • 9:10-9:20 [Fernando Paolo]: Command Line Basics
  • 9:20-9:30 [Fernando Pérez]: Git: Introduction and Fundamentals
  • 9:30-10:00 [Fernando Pérez]: Git: first tasks
  • 10:00-10:25 [Daniel]: HackWeek Github Worfklows
  • 10:25-10:40 [Fernando Pérez]: Wrap up


  1. Login to JupyterHub:
  2. Open a Terminal: Find Terminal icon at the bottom (or click the + sign on the top left)
  3. Clone GitHub repo (type on the terminal): git clone


Post your question in the #questions channel on Slack.


This collection of tutorials was adapted from the 2019 ICESat-2 Hackweek tutorial by @fperez. Materials for 2020 were co-developed by the instructor team above.


All code and content in this repository is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the BSD License. A copy of this license is provided in LICENSE.


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