git & GitHub through GitKraken - from Zero to Hero!

22 April 2024 to 23 April 2024 - 09:30-13:00
Hicks Building Computer Room G34A
RSE Team

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How can we effectively work together on the same code?

This is an introductory course, teaching the git and GitHub skills required to manage research code over it’s development lifecycle. These skills are essential for collaborative research teams.

*This event is for University of Sheffield researchers and research students only.

Prerequisite skills: Some programming experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Version controlling your own project through Git & GitHub.
  • Basic collaboration through forks on GitHub.
  • Advanced team collaboration through branches on GitHub.
  • Using the GitKraken GUI for a smooth version control experience.

This course will be run in-person.

We are delighted to be able to make free at point of use training available to the research community, to enable better software and more open, reproducible research. However, free at point of use training is not free. The cost of a course can easily run to thousands of pounds, if preparation costs are taken into account.

If you sign up for a course, please make sure you either attend or cancel your booking. Bookings can usually be managed using myDevelopment or, failing that, by emailing

Running courses that are not fully attended wastes our funding (which is provided by taxpayers, charities and students, amongst others) and reduces our collective capacity to improve research outputs and researcher experiences.

Persistent failure to attend booked courses might result in you being excluded from future training opportunities.

More details and registration via myDevelopment.

Please note: This workshop will run over 2 half days from 09:30-13:00 on Monday 22nd April and 09:30-13:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2024 in The Hicks Building Computer Room G39A.

Course material:

Together, We Create

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Contact Us

For queries relating to collaborating with the RSE team on projects:

Information and access to JADE II and Bede.

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Queries regarding free research computing support/guidance should be raised via our Code clinic or directed to the University IT helpdesk.