Github 101: The basics (repeat session)

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jessica Lord of GitHub; Anna Wiener of GitHub
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 11:20am
  • Location: M107
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. At its core, GitHub is a source-code host, but the platform can be used for sharing and collaborating on anything from government data to prose.

Learn the basics about how to collaborate around code, prose and more with GitHub. All participants will collaborate on real projects using GitHub.com and GitHub Desktop clients. We'll cover GitHub features like Forks, Pull Requests and Issues, and learn how to use Markdown to create text files. GitHub is based on Git, a version control system, so we'll also cover key Git topics, such as repositories, commits and branches.

This is for new GitHub users: no coding experience is required for this workshop. Already know the basics? Check out the GitHub 201 workshop for leveling up with the command line.

Speaker Bios

  • Jessica Lord (@jlord) is a developer & designer at GitHub, Code for America alum and former urban designer at City of Boston.

  • Anna Wiener works on GitHub's Support team, and moonlights as a writer and editor. Say hello on Twitter (@annawiener), or on GitHub (@anna).

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