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How to use Github, Part 1

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April 22, 2013

How to use Github, Part 1

A guide for nonprogrammers on how to open an account, start a repository for an open source project, and watch other projects.



April 22, 2013

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  1. How to use Github.com: A guide for the Nonprogrammer Part

    1 Joyce Lee, MD, MPH Joycelee.me Twitter: @joyclee Github for medical researchers? Come check it out.  
  2. Go to Github.com and open an account. It’s free if

    you use only public repositories. (A “repository” is basically a project.)
  3. Go to the repositories tab in your profile, and hit

    the green “New” button to open a new repository.
  4. If you are really interested in open-source collaboration, leave it

    public and hit the green create repository button.
  5. Click on the README link

  6. Now you can start typing a description of your project

    in the black area. The README file gives an overview of the project.
  7. You can follow other people or projects, by hitting the

    watch button. For example, I am “watching” the medevice-users diabetes group
  8. Stay Tuned for More Joyce Lee, MD, MPH Joycelee.me Twitter: