Learn Basic Research Computing Skills

Software Carpentry

Research IT staff will be teaching and assisting on a Software Carpentry Workshop in May which aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. The workshop is free to post-graduate students and employees of the University of Manchester.

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Specialised CDT Training Events

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Earlier this month, Research IT provided training for the University’s Regenerative Medicine Centre for Doctoral Training.  The training was arranged by the Software Sustainability Institute, and was a two day Software Carpentry workshop. The instructors were Mike Jackson from EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and David Mawdsley from Research IT.

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Git now Available on Managed Desktops

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Research IT has arranged for the latest version of Git (v.2.10.2) to be available on all staff managed desktops. Git is a version control system that allows software developers to have complete control and management of their code development ensuring that you can easily revert back to previous versions, share your code and collaborate with others. Continue reading

Introduction to version control using Git

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Research IT will be running a new full-day course providing an intensive hands-on introduction to version control using Git on Wednesday 6th July 2016.

The course is aimed at those who have no or little experience of version control. It will cover:

  • What version control is;
  • The main benefits of using version control;
  • How to set up and work with a local repository;
  • How to work with remote repositories using GitHub;
  • Topics such as branching, resolving conflicts, merging and rebasing;
  • Working collaboratively on one repository.

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