GitHub for Everyone: Part 2

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Building on the basics of GitHub, this class will help sharpen your GitHub skills, prepare you to use GitHub successfully, and provide the opportunity to learn something new. We'll cover some other, more advanced features of Git & GitHub to help you better contribute to and manage projects for personal or professional use. Follow along as we cover some widely used, but sometimes confusing, Git workflows that will help you be a better GitHub user.

Learning Outcomes

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

Effectively work with existing GitHub Repositories.
Use the working tree and staging area.
Demonstrate how to execute Commits, follow along with the logs and branches, and perform some more advanced workflow options, such as rebasing.


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

With over 15 years of experience in software engineering, Jonathan Green is a highly skilled professional who was part of the original team that developed Islandora 7.x and authored the Tuque Library. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer for discoverygarden, a prominent contributor and service provider for Islandora. An advocate of open source, Jonathan enjoys contributing to open source projects both as part of his work at Lyrasis and in his personal time. As a technical lead, he ensures the smooth and secure operation of all backend servers and software, freeing up our hosting clients to 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; Government library; Archives
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.