By GovLab research fellow Mehan Jayasuriya
GitHub is one of the most popular new platforms in the world of software development. It provides a suite of tools that allow computer programmers to work collaboratively on massive projects with peers around the globe. Increasingly, GitHub is also being used by non-programmers, as a collaborative platform for everything from policy and legal documents to wedding invitations. In this 30-minute tutorial, we'll explain what GitHub is, why it's so powerful and show you how to start using it for your own projects.