New materials to introduce beginners to Github and APIs

Posted by j.laird on 17 July 2020 - 9:30am

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New materials are now available to introduce beginners to Github and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The materials were developed for Open Data Manchester’s Pick N Mix series – free online sessions which enable people to improve their data skills. 

As part of the series, Software Sustainability Institute Community Manager Rachael Ainsworth delivered an introduction to Github for beginners. The materials and recording of the session, which introduces learners to using GitHub for version control, open sourcing projects, and collaboration, are available here.

Institute Fellow Reka Solymosi also contributed to this series, with an introductory session to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This explored what an API is and how to make API calls to access open data. The materials from the session are available here.