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How do people build software? GitHub is how people build software. More than 10 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 25 million projects. Get Started on your journey and see where GitHub can take you!
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  1. Welcome to GitHub

    What's GitHub?
    GitHub is how people build software. More than 10 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 25 million projects.

    Getting started
    There are several ways in which you can get going with GitHub - we're going to focus on how to get going as a teacher or a student

    • Teachers - Apply for an educator discount and start exploring!
    • Students - Apply for the free Student Developer Pack

    Alongside all of this, you'll also need to set up your own personal account, to either join organisations, or set up teams. There's no need to maintain a separate account just for teaching, we'll use an organisation for that.

    Evidence
    Share your public profile - here is an example profile

  2. Getting Started

    There are 10 steps to getting your first repository up and running, including committing, pushing and merging changes. These are:

    • Create a new repository
    • Checkout a repository
    • Workflow
    • Add & Commit
    • Pushing Changes
    • Branching
    • Update & Merge
    • Tagging
    • Log
    • Replace local changes

    That may seem like quite a lot to get your head around all in one go - so take a look at this awesome, quick start guide that steps you through each one of these steps. Additionally GitHub also run introductory webinars, you can find out more information here.

    Evidence
    Share your newly created repository - here is an example repo

  3. What will you do on GitHub?

    In the support media we can see how one organisation is using GitHub in Education to support their work. FIRST Robotics participants are doing lots of of interesting work on GitHub. Teams host their sites with GitHub Pages, students collaborate on code, mentors teach through code review, and at least one team has released 3D models of all of their robot parts.

    FIRST brings together coaches, industry mentors, and volunteers to help students build robots with the goal of sparking their continued interest in science and technology.

    So what will you do?

    Evidence
    Share your ideas on how you will use GitHub in Education, either from the position of educator and how it will enhance your students experience or if you plan on using the Student Development Pack - how will this impact on your work? Here are some more stories to help inspire you.

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