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April 20, 2016
Updated: February 18th, 2016 01:15 PM (MT)

April Meeting about Collaboration

Collaborating in GitHub
Speaker: Nicky Bleiel

GitHub is a web-based repository for software projects that makes both collaboration and source control more efficient. It is reportedly the world's largest open source community, with over 21 million repositories that include both code and documentation. Technical Communicators can (and should) contribute content to GitHub projects, but need to know the basics of Git and the GitHub workflow to do so. In this session, we will learn how to set up a GitHub repository and write documentation in Markdown, as well as learn about Git basics such as merges, forks, branches, and commits. We’ll also take a look at the social aspects and other benefits of GitHub.

See costs in the Eventbrite link below


Nicky Bleiel is a Watson Information Developer at IBM. She is a Past President of the Society for Technical Communication and has over 20 years of experience writing and designing content for software products in a variety of industries; including documentation, media, industrial automation, simulation, and pharmaceutical. See for a list of her talks and publications. Nicky will be awarded Associate Fellow at this year's STC Summit.

Read our interview with Nicky.

Join us for our April 20th meeting! Register below or see the Events page.

NOTE: Registration for this event closes on Monday, April 18th at 10 AM so that we can provide final numbers to the caterer.