Workshop: Writing and Publishing Together on the Web Using GitHub

About the Workshop

This workshop introduces you to GitHub, a widely used platform for developing, managing and storing code and documentation. Today, GitHub is home to a growing number of research projects. Researchers and developers collaborate across institutional and national borders and share their code and software for data analysis alongside documentation, notes, and project reports.

Who is this workshop for?

Whether you are a research software engineer with years of practice, a researcher collaborating in an international project, a graduate student working on their thesis, or a specialist in the library, archive and museum sector: If you are creating code, texts, or databases, if you are collaborating, and if you want your work to be shared openly, this workshop is for you!

You will learn how to set up a profile on GitHub and create a repository and add files to it. You will learn about licenses and which ones apply best to your projects. You will learn about version control, working together in a shared folder, and managing and reviewing changes in files. You will learn how to collaborate online with colleagues - and strangers. You will learn how to create a simple website for your project.

What do you need to bring?

You must bring a laptop, or a tablet with wifi enabled.

Do I need to be a software developer?

No! To get something out of this workshop, you don’t need to know any programming language or do any coding. We will work with text files only.

Where do I register for the workshop?

For the on-site workshop at the University of Oslo on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, you can now register in the University Library’s registration system

Tentative Workshop Schedule

Time Action
10:00 Introduction
10:20 Getting Started
11:30 Short Break
11:40 Writing Together as a Team
13:00 Break
13:30 Collaborating With Others
14:00 Wrapping Up

Who I Am

Annika Rockenberger, Ph.D.
Senior Academic Librarian for Digital Research Methods
GitHub user arockenberger