Communication tools for BI SMEs

For BI SMEs: Get familiar with the tools used to communicate with us.

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Written by Jess Ahmet
Updated over a week ago

During course design and course development, we will be using two main tools: Asana and GitHub. For process-related messages, we advise you to use Asana. For content-related messages, you should use GitHub. You will also be checking in with your content developer/curriculum manager (CD/CM) on a regular basis in a Zoom call where you can discuss any outstanding issues in person.

You can find some more information about the tools below.


Asana is a project management tool that the Content team uses to manage DataCamp courses and DataCamp projects. Your DataCamp course will have an associated Asana project that we'll use to organize and track your course or project.

Once you've been invited to your own Asana project, make sure to check out the following features:

  • My Tasks: A list of tasks assigned to you, with the tasks ordered by due date.

  • Inbox: View all activity on your project.

  • Timeline tab: An overview of how your project is set up, including assignees, due dates, and task dependencies.

  • Progress tab: View status updates and a burn-up chart of your project's progress.

  • Subtasks: Tasks can have sub-tasks. We often use these when a task has a lot of small, related tasks necessary to complete the overarching task.

  • Comments: Make sure to be on the lookout for comments. These can appear on tasks and subtasks. Have your notifications set up properly to ensure you don't miss these.

If you're interested in finding out more about how to use Asana effectively, check out the Asana Guide or Asana Academy.


GitHub is a web-based hosting service for version control that is integral to creating content at DataCamp. Our course editor, Teach, is built on top of GitHub, so it's helpful to be comfortable with the basics of GitHub.

If you don't already have a GitHub account, register now! Please be sure to let your DataCamp contact know your Github handle. Then, take a look at this official GitHub video to learn a bit more about the various features of GitHub.

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