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Collaborative Projects: Getting Started in Git

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Git is software you can use to track the revision history of files shared between collaborators. In this Grad Studio, you’ll learn how to use Git to enhance your academic and research experience!

Thursday, January 20, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST
Priority registration will be given to Engineering graduate students at the School of Engineering. If space is available, registration will open to all other graduate students.

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About this Event

Have you heard of Git, but don’t really know what it is? Did your adviser just add you to their Git repository, but you’re not sure how to use it? Do you want to learn the basics so that you can start working on a collaborative coding assignment? Join this Engineering Grad Studio to learn the basics of utilizing Git.

Git is the most used version control system that allows for effective collaboration. This tool tracks the changes you make to files and lets you revert to previous versions as necessary, allowing multiple contributors to merge their edits into a single source. These seemingly endless options offer great flexibility, but they can also make getting started in Git seem intimidating. In this Grad Studio, we will cover:

  • How to set up Git on your computer
  • The Git workflow
  • Basic commands
  • How to manage a project
  • How to set up your project online on GitHub

After this studio, you will be able to hit the ground running with your next collaborative coding project!

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This Engineering Grad Studio is presented as part of the Peer Learning Consultant Program at the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at the School of Engineering. For more information about the program and upcoming events, visit studentlearning.stanford.edu/events.