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Introduction to Using GitHub :octocat:

License: CC BY 4.0 DOI

A friendly introduction to using GitHub as part of Open Data Manchester's Pick N Mix series.

Session information:


Repo, branch, clone, fork, pull request, merge - what? One of the biggest barriers to getting started with Git, GitHub and version control is the lingo - and we'll break it all down in a very beginner friendly session. We will introduce these concepts in the context of getting started with GitHub followed by examples of how GitHub is used. We'll tour the GitHub interface and do some jargon busting along the way. We'll demonstrate how to set up your own project on GitHub and contributing to others', and finish by talking about using GitHub for collaboration and best practices.


  1. About me
  2. A friendly introduction to Version Control, Git and GitHub
  3. Examples of how GitHub is used
  4. GitHub interface tour and jargon busting
  5. Using GitHub Demonstration
  6. GitHub for collaboration and best practices
  7. More resources


You can watch the recording of this session on Vimeo here.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.