GitHub 2-Days Hands-On Session


IEEE Student Branch Affinity Group - University of Jaffna

This hands-on was organized by the IEEE Women in Engineering Student Branch Affinity Group of the University of Jaffna to give the participants of the session, the idea and importance of GitHub and how far it's used in the industry. 

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 20 Jan 2024 08:00 PM
  • End time: 21 Jan 2024 10:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+05:30) Sri Jayawardenepura
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R.Kasthuriraajan R.Kasthuriraajan of Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham,UK


Git-Hub 2-Day Hands-on Session

GitHub Hands-On Session is a comprehensive two day workshop conducted via online, allowing everyone to participate from  the comfort of their own space and designed to enhance their skills and proficiency in using GitHub for version control and collaboration. Both beginners and experienced users were provided with valuable insights and practical knowledge to boost their proficiency with GitHub.


A software engineer with 4+ years of experience in the industry who is currently working as a Research Fellow ( Java-Spring Developer) in the Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science degree from the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Jaffna. Also he graduated with an MSc in Computer Science Specialized in Software Architecture from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at University of Moratuwa. He served as the President of Computer Society at University of Jaffna during his final year of undergraduate studies. He is working with Yarl IT Hub as a volunteer.


Address:United Kingdom


Topics discussed :

Day - 01

  • Introduction to version control systems
  • Git vs GitHub
  • How to create a GitHub Account
  • Installation guidelines for git
  • Creating and Managing Repositories
  • Branching & Merging strategies
  • Basic Git commands and usages.
  • Collaborations and contributions - teams & individuals
  • Hands on session - 01

Day - 02

  • Issue Tracking & Project management in GitHub
  • Introduction to GitHub Actions & Workflows
  • Introduction to GitHub Pages
  • Hands on session - 02
  • Introduction to GitHub education programs.

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