Localhost: Supercharge your Coding Skills with GitHub

Localhost: Code Collaboration with GitHub

Wednesday October 21, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm UTC+02
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Welcome to MLH Localhost

Localhost is a great way to build your tech skills and hang out with the hacker community. If you'd like to attend the workshop all you need to do is register on this page and check the page again an hour before the event begins. You'll find the link to the Zoom as well as a bunch of resources for the workshop!

This workshop will cover a basic and critical skill for developers: how to collaborate. It will cover critical tools like version control, Git, and GitHub. It also will cover a basic terminology and best practices.

Powered by GitHub

The GitHub platform is an incredibly powerful collaboration tool. Anyone can collaborate on projects using GitHub! In this workshop, participants will create an account, become familiar with the GitHub platform, and use a best practice collaboration workflow to add their hometown to a map of all Localhost participants!

Set up Git locally

Many developers choose to use Git locally on their own computers. Once participants have had the chance to edit the project in the browser, they’ll learn how to do the same thing to a project locally.

Requirements / Prerequisites

Participants will need to be able to create a GitHub account. This workshop can be completed entirely in the browser. No background knowledge is necessary.

The latest version of Google Chrome is the preferred browser for this workshop.

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


Event schedule

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Introducing speakers
  3. Check-in
  4. MLH overview
  5. Hello GitHub:
    1. Introduction to Git & GitHub
    2. GitHub Workflow
    3. GitHub CLI
    4. Review and Quiz
  6. Next steps

Additional Information

What you need for this session

  1. Access to a computer with reliable internet and power
  2. Create a GitHub account on github.com
  3. Latest version of Chrome is the preferred browser for this session

Links & Resources

Participant Slides - Code Collaboration with GitHub

These are the slides to share with the event attendees. They are available on the registration page after they are checked in.

Unlocked when checked in.
Workshop Code - Code Collaboration with GitHub

This repo contains the source code for the workshop. The link is available on the registration page after you check in.

Unlocked when checked in.

Hosted by

Mthabisi Ndlovu and 3 others

InfinitLoop Hacks is a student-run initiative at the African Leadership University in Rwanda, aiming to bring new voices and fresh values into tech to solve global challenges and reduce inequality. We host technical workshops and other activities designed to attract people to be curious about technology and learn more about it.