GitHub Boot Camp and other Upcoming Events

Next week, the Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Office is hosting a GitHub boot camp. This boot camp will consist of three one-hour sessions that range from beginner- to advanced-level topics.  The first session will teach you how to get started creating and using an online Github repository.  The second session will include implementing version control on your personal computer using Github desktop.  The final session will introduce you to Github tools for collaborative project management, including forking and using the issue tracker. No advanced registration is necessary, but we hope to see you February 18, 20, 22 (MWF), 12:10-1:00 in Central 418a.

Additionally, our Spring workshop series continues this Friday with “understanding impact factor and other metrics.” Academia has long struggled with measuring the impact of scholarship. Using impact factor and other alternative metrics, authors can get a holistic view of the use of their research and better understand their audience. The workshop will be held at 11:10 in 418a.

Bobby Smiley and Chris Benda are also hosting workshops on the citation management tool Zotero. Zotero is a great tool to organize your sources as well as generate bibliographies in almost any citation style — in addition to letting you insert auto-filled citations in your paper while your write.

The schedule is as follows:


Date Start End Building
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Divinity Library 225 Register
Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:30 PM 3:30 PM Divinity Library 225 Register
Monday, February 18, 2019 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Divinity Library 225 Register
Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:30 PM 3:30 PM Divinity Library 225 Register


Owing to space consideration sessions are capped at five participants.  If you have any questions, please email ( or for additional information.

And if you can’t make it to any of these sessions, please contact Chris or Bobby to arrange an alternative date or one-on-one training.


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