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BCC2020 is online, global, and affordable. The meeting and training are now done, and the CoFest is under way.

The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference brings together the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) and the Galaxy Community Conference into a single event featuring training, a meeting, and a CollaborationFest. Events run from July 17 through July 25, and is held in both the eastern and western hemispheres.

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Saturday, July 18 • 00:16 - 02:45
Getting started in Git using GitHub Desktop

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Slides, Tutorial, Video

Git doesn't need to be tricky, and you don't need to use a terminal to do it. In a 2.5 hour session, we will talk over the basics of version control covering:
  • why version control is useful,
  • how to create your first git repository,
  • the basics of markdown,
  • what a pull request is,
  • and why open source is important in science.
Instead of focusing on code in a specific programming langauge, will instead focus on a common neutral ground - markdown - which will also give participants the ability to create their own personal or lab website on GitHub Pages.

  • A laptop capable of running GitHub desktop (e.g. a linux, mac, or windows laptop, but not a chromebook or tablet).

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Thom Cuddihy

Bioinformatician/Software Developer, QFAB
Thom Cuddihy currently works at QFAB as a bioinformatician and software developer. He specialises in multiple programming languages including Python, C#, Java, and R, and has a strong background in databases, system administration and high-performance computing. He also has extensive... Read More →

Saturday July 18, 2020 00:16 - 02:45 EDT
Training A