GitHub for Everyone

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Are you interested in managing your projects more effectively? This class will prepare attendees to use GitHub successfully. We'll cover the basics of Git, including what it is and how it works, and we'll discuss how to use GitHub to manage any type of project for personal or professional use.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Describe the basics of Git and GitHub
Set up a GitHub Repository
Explain how to use the GitHub “repo” to meet professional or personal goals


Blake Carver is Systems Administrator at Lyrasis Digital Technology Services, where he manages the servers and infrastructure that support their hosted ArchivesSpace, Islandora and CollectionSpace. Blake holds an MLS from SUNY Buffalo, and has worked as an academic librarian, as a programmer at a startup, and as a records manager. He's also known as the guy behind LISNews, LISWire, and LISHost. Blake was one of the first librarian bloggers (he created LISNews in 1999) and is a member of Library Journal’s first “Movers & Shakers” cohort. Blake has presented widely at professional conferences, talking about open source systems, Drupal, WordPress, and IT security & privacy for libraries.

Jonathan Green has more than 10 years' experience in software engineering, and was on the original team that wrote Islandora 7.x, as well as being the author of the Tuque Library. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer for discoverygarden, a long-time contributor and service provider for Islandora. He represents Lyrasis by sitting on the Islandora Coordinating Committee, the Islandora Technical Advisory Group and as a committer on the Islandora and Islandora-Claw projects and has contributions to many other open source projects. He is a believer in open source and works not only to sustain and improve current Lyrasis Hosting services, but also to explore longer-term opportunities to integrate with other open-source platforms. As a technical lead, he is responsible for making sure all the behind the scenes servers and software are running smoothly and securely so that our hosting clients can focus on their core mission.

State library and/or archives agency; Network/consortia; Public library' Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Museum; Academic library: 2 year; Archives; Historical Society / Site; Special collections
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.