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Fork Me!
Getting into
for fun, profit kudos
and all that jazz.

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What’s it all about?
collaborating on projects

making git
easier to manage

sharing your code...

...with the world

kudos

forking repositori...
[ it’s their old logo, but it still fits. ]

Open Source
+ Social Networking
GitHub...
● Hosts your code repositories.
● Lowers the barriers to entry for you to
contribute to other projects.
● Promot...
It’s Gamification!
GitHub encourages you to
contribute to the development
community, through
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Repo & Page ho...
Key Concepts
Creating a repository

it’s easy!
it’s just like in any other
web-based git repository
Forking repositories
● Repositories are editable only by their owner.
● Forking creates a separate copy of the original
re...
Contributing to other repositories
● Found a bug? Fork it, Fix it and submit a Pull Request.
● Not worth Forking? You can ...
Getting help & tracking issues
● GitHub repositories have built-in issue tracking.
● Raise an issue or feature request on ...
Using Pages to promote your work
● GitHub can host a static website
straight from a repository.
● Can use the jekyll stati...
GitHub-flavoured Markdown
● Even without a Pages website, documentation is an
important part of successful projects, and M...
So, why GitHub?
GitHub Stats
● 6 years old
● 10 million repos
It’s all about the community.
Fork me!
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  1. 1. he Octo llo!” to t He Say “ Fork Me! Getting into for fun, profit kudos and all that jazz. cat
  2. 2. What’s it all about?
  3. 3. collaborating on projects making git easier to manage sharing your code... ...with the world kudos forking repositories grouping your projects resolving issues
  4. 4. [ it’s their old logo, but it still fits. ] Open Source + Social Networking
  5. 5. GitHub... ● Hosts your code repositories. ● Lowers the barriers to entry for you to contribute to other projects. ● Promotes you & your contributions.
  6. 6. It’s Gamification! GitHub encourages you to contribute to the development community, through ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Repo & Page hosting Gists Wikis Stats & Graphs Issues Management Easy Pull Requests Easy Forking All of which shows up on your profile!
  7. 7. Key Concepts
  8. 8. Creating a repository it’s easy! it’s just like in any other web-based git repository
  9. 9. Forking repositories ● Repositories are editable only by their owner. ● Forking creates a separate copy of the original repository which ‘belongs’ to you. ● Forks are like branches they can be merged back into the original repository as contributions.
  10. 10. Contributing to other repositories ● Found a bug? Fork it, Fix it and submit a Pull Request. ● Not worth Forking? You can edit files straight away through the GitHub web interface. ● Creating or resolving issues, or adding or editing Documentation also counts as contributing.
  11. 11. Getting help & tracking issues ● GitHub repositories have built-in issue tracking. ● Raise an issue or feature request on a project to get some support from its author. ● It has all the snazzy features you’d expect.
  12. 12. Using Pages to promote your work ● GitHub can host a static website straight from a repository. ● Can use the jekyll static site generator, or just upload plain old HTML. ● Content created on the gh-pages branch of a repository becomes the website.
  13. 13. GitHub-flavoured Markdown ● Even without a Pages website, documentation is an important part of successful projects, and Markdown syntax is a big part of that. ● GitHub-flavoured Markdown is an enhanced version of Markdown, and has a nice editor. ● README.md files get shown alongside your source code in the GitHub interface.
  14. 14. So, why GitHub?
  15. 15. GitHub Stats ● 6 years old ● 10 million repos
  16. 16. It’s all about the community.

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