Collaborative version control with git and GitHub

Start Date

28 May 2024

Start Time

09:30 Europe/Amsterdam



Date End

28 May 2024

End Time

17:00 Europe/Amsterdam

Collaborative version control with git and GitHub


May 28


09:30 am - 05:00 pm

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eScience Center Digital Skills Programme


Netherlands eScience Center

402 Science Park, 1098 XH Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NH, NL, 1098 XH

Collaborative version control with git and GitHub introduces version control with git & teaches you how to collaborate using git and Github

The workshop will take place at Science Park 402, 1098 XH Amsterdam. Please note that lunch and drinks at the end of the workshop are included.

This workshop introduces version control with git and teaches you how to collaborate using git and GitHub.

Knowing how to use git and GitHub will allow you to keep track of changes in your software project, publish your code online, collaborate with several people in the same project, and contribute to projects as an external collaborator.

The workshop is based on the teaching style of the Carpentries, and learners will follow along while the instructors write the code on screen. More information can be found on the workshop website (will be activated once registration is live, usually 4 weeks before the start of the workshop).

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

Please be advised that by signing up, you agree to our Cancellation and No-Show Policy, which states that cancellations made less than 2 working days prior to the event will incur a no-show fee. Please read the full policy here for more details.

If you won’t be able to attend, please cancel your registration (by following the instructions here) so that we can offer your seat to someone on the waiting list.


The workshop is aimed at PhD candidates and other researchers or research software engineers. We offer tickets for researchers who are affiliated with Dutch research institutions. We also offer industry tickets for attendees who are not affiliated with Dutch research institutions. We do not accept registrations by Master students.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • For participants affiliated with Dutch research institutions: €110.00
  • For participants from industry: €335.00


It is assumed that participants already write code for their research, but no expertise is required. Some experience in navigating file trees and editing files in a terminal/command prompt session, for example using nano, is recommended.

If you find the topics that are covered in this workshop too basic, you could consider joining the ‘Intermediate Research Software Development’ workshop. That workshop also covers best practices in using git and GitHub, but in addition teaches more intermediate topics like software architecture, object-oriented & functional programming, Integrated Software Development environments and is targeted to slightly more advanced research software engineers. Checkout our upcoming workshops for more information.


Introduction to version control with Git

  • Tracking changes: git add & git commit
  • Exploring history, checking out older versions
  • Ignoring things with .gitignore files
  • Github remotes

Collaboration with Git and Github

  • Creating pull requests
  • Review process
  • Good practices for collaboration
  • Contributing to repositories with forks