GitHub Workflows for Technical Communicators

Speakers

Nicky Bleiel
Watson Information Developer, IBM

Start

January 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

End

January 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

GitHub Workflows for Technical Communicators

GitHub is a web-based repository for software projects that uses Git as a repository. GitHub is reportedly the world's largest open source community, hosting over 35 million repositories that include both code and the documentation for that code. In addition to the public version of GitHub, companies can adopt GitHub Enterprise internal use, so it is gaining popularity for private repositories as well.

Docs aren’t siloed in GitHub — they live with the code, follow the same workflow as the code, and are reviewed with the code, which is especially useful in an Agile environment, where docs are part of the “definition of done.”

GitHub includes version control, issue tracking, notifications, diffs, status dashboards, documentation, and social features. All of these features are useful when developing and managing documentation in a GitHub project. Technical communicators have other opportunities to contribute in GitHub, including commenting on, reviewing, and merging proposed changes and managing the wiki community.

In this webinar, we’ll learn about these features, GitHub terminology, and about documentation workflows in GitHub.

  • Overview and Tour of GitHub
  • Terminology
  • Working in GitHub
    • Project Documentation options
    • Issue Tracking
    • Version Control
  • Integrations with other tools

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