This is a very gentle introduction for non-programmers to the most basic, text-based ways to do things with a computer: the Unix (or Linux) command line. Sometimes considered arcane, off-putting, or just old-fashioned, a bit of command line knowledge is still required for much digital humanities and social science work, even on a modern Mac or PC -- knowledge that is too often treated as implicit, but too seldom taught. We will also cover the basics of Git, the near-universal version-control system that is one of basic toolkits of digital scholarship and especially collaboration. This workshop is a safe space for people of all experience levels, with no question too basic to ask!
Prerequisites: None. Please bring your own computer. It would be helpful before the class to create a free account on http://github.com if you don’t have one.
Venue: Green Library East IC Classroom (Room 166)
If you're no longer able to make it to the workshop, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can release your spot to another person.