Git and GitHub practice for all us noobies


#1

@RomchyFCC and I have been doing small updates to a project to get in some GitHub practice. This is a fool around thing. The project itself was set up to just get some hands on GitHub experience.

He’s opened it up to anyone who wants to get’s some very basic experience playing around with git and GitHub.

This is super low key and casual, so if you are interested check it out.

… if you want coaching, help or whatever, I am usually hanging out in the gitter help room.

… or leave you name here or message me or Romchy and one of us will reach out to you.

The repo is here:

Some quick guides if you need review:

fork a repo

cloning a repo

about pull requests

And a fun series of intro vids from the good peoples at DevTips if you need it;


Github for projects tutorial
#2

Neat idea! I’m interested to see how it grows and changes over time as people add creative flair. If you get real engagement with this, I’d love to see a timeline of how it looks.


#3

Thanks Darren again for doing so much for this project.

This project get’s more fun with more people that join in and it becomes a better learning experience with more people that contribute.

I imagine this being similar to the reddit april fools project that involved a blank canvas and a million people controlling just 1 pixel at a time. (https://www.reddit.com/r/place/comments/639htx/here_is_a_1000x1000_image_of_the_final_canvas_1/)

I dunno if this will work or not but it’s worth a try, I know I lack some solid github hands on experience and this was something me and Darren came up with.

Happy coding!


#4

The Reddit April Fools project is what I thought of too and why I said I’d love to see a visual representation of the changes over time. :slight_smile:


#5

that is a neat idea - it would be nice to see some participation - ill direct people there if I’m asked.
here’s another post with a lot of links to resources for git - including a guide i made for myself Do I really need to know how to use git?[SOLVED]


#6

ha nice! That’s a super cool link…

we could always change it up to something like ‘add your name and a comment or some flair’ or something like that…


#7

awesome thanks for the link!

We do have a section where we’re building git/GitHub guide link… starting mostly with @P1xt’s suggestions from the FAQ of her guides

I totally encourage you to add it in :smiley:

Link here:

https://github.com/RomchyFCC/GitHub-Practice-For-All/tree/master/links%20and%20support


#8

Loving the idea, thanks for making this for everyone.


#9

I win!


#10

I love how you guys are all adding links to your fCC accounts and other schtuff


#11

Udacity also has a couple free courses on git. I haven’t gone through them, but they seem to be rated pretty highly.


#12

thanks man!

I would definitely recommend adding them to the learning section… and get a GitHub contribution PR in the process :wink:


#13

Haha, sure. I added more resources :slight_smile:


#14

For anyone who is interested in a ‘first time GitHub user’ thang…

Since it’s the end of the week anyone want to change the gradient on the background page?

Just comment in the issue that you want to take it on and fork the repo, clone it to your desktop, create a branch, make the change, then do a pull request.

Have fun!


#15

Well, It’s been a week and thanks to @DarrenfJ and his commitment to this project we had gathered at least 1 contributor per day and at least 2 forkers per day :slight_smile: I’m happy about this fact because that means it wasn’t for nothing. Thanks Darren and ALL contributors and forkers! <3


#16

Another challenge is up… this one from @RomchyFCC

Issue here: Switching name positions randomly on the page


#17

Big thanks to DarrenFJ and RomchyFCC for helping me make my first pull request.


#18

We’re about due for another change to the background…

if some can add some borders to the div’s… I think we might want to break that page up a bit more in terms of background colours…

And if someone can add a new gradient to the co-creator class…

the new issues are here:

Div to CSS

background of co-creator div to gradient


#19

I was postponing learning Git for a long time, but then I saw this post two weeks ago and thought this might be a good reason to finally get familiar with version control and related popular hosting services. I did two wonderful courses on Udacity, one on Linux command line and one on Git and GitHub. So thank you very much guys for creating this project!
I also did a pull request to your repo. This became one funny page with everyone adding creative stuff there :joy: I hope the project lives long.


#20

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