Git + GitHub for Open Source Collaboration

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn how Git and GitHub works

Push, consume and navigate a versioned timeline of your coding history

Use fork and pull requests

Clock2 hours (1 hour for the project specfically)
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will be able to collaborate with any GitHub repository on the Internet. You'll learn to add and push your code changes, create and merge branches, fork projects, and send pull requests for making your updates mainstream. This guided project is for people who want to collaborate, share and version- control code in an effective and transparent manner. Knowledge of it is a differential for anyone engaged in the tech ecosystem, from developers to scientists, specially in team and collaborative environments. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Version Control SystemsGithubCollaborationGit (Software)Software Engineering

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Learning how Git works, and how to create a remote repository

  2. ush a versioned timeline of your coding history (git add, commit, push, status)

  3. Consume and navigate Git / GitHub repositories (git clone, pull, log and checkout)

  4. Understand how Git timelines work

  5. Use branches as alternate code timelines (git branch and merge)

  6. Fork repositories and keep them synced

  7. Make your fork mainstream through Pull Requests

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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