Getting Started with a Git Hub Repository

Git Hub is not only a great tool for source code management you can use it to learn how to use Git for your own projects.  It's sort of a sandbox that you can practice in to build your Git skills to a higher level.
This Git Tutorial is going to quickly walk you through the steps you need to create your own Git repository at Git Hub so you can start practicing on your own.

Step One: Finding Git Hub

This one is easy.  Git Hub is online at GitHub.com.  Point your browser to that URL to start.

Step Two: Sign Up

You will have to register with Git Hub to use the system.

  1. Look for the “Sign Up” link near the top of the first page on the Git Hub site.
    • Choose a User Name and enter it in the “Username” text box.
    • Enter your email address
    • Enter your password
    • Click the “Create Account” Button
  2. Choose your plan
    • Let's start with a free plan
  3. Answer the questionnaire (You can skip this if you would like)

Step Three: Start a Project

  • Give your project a name
    • Leave the “Public” option selected
  • Click the “Create repository” button

All done!

Your repository is now live on Git Hub.  The next step is to Clone your Git Repository to your workstation so you can begin making changes to it.  You will then be able to push those changes to the remote repository and share them with other contributors to your project.


To get a better feel for how this works you should follow these steps yourself.  So go ahead and sign up at git hub, create your own repository and share the link to your repository in the comments below.
If you have questions or run into problems tweet me @natfyi and I will be happy to help.