Sarah Stevens is a PhD candidate in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She works in the McMahon Lab, using metagenomes and single-cell genomes to track microbial populations in two lakes in Wisconsin, Lake Mendota and Trout Bog Lake.
She is co-chair of Molecular Microbial Ecology and Evolution (MoMiEE), a group which facilitates discussion of methods among researchers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison who study microbial ecology and evolution. MoMiEE also contains a Python study group, which Sarah also organizes. Sarah is very interested in communicating science and teaching researchers computational skills.
What I found hardest about using Git the first time was understanding which commands were
for Git and which were for GitHub. In this first exercise, what I struggled with was updating my
branch with upstream, since you have to use
git checkout gh-pages and
git merge upstream/gh-pages
where examples online instead use
git checkout master and
git merge upstream/master. It
took me a couple tries to realize I needed to use the gh-pages branch instead.