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Workshop preparation

1. Create a GitHub account

  • Navigate to GitHub and sign up for an account if you don’t already have one.
  • After registering, sign in to your account.

2. Install Git

Extra Information for Windows users

When installing Git, choose the following options.

  • Adjusting the name of the initial branch in new repositories
    • Override the default branch name for new repositories. Set this to main.
  • Choosing the default editor used by Git
    • Choose your preferred editor. If you’re unsure, select “Notepad”.
  • Adjusting your PATH environment
    • Git from the command line and also from 3rd-party software.
  • Choosting the SSH executable
    • Use bundled OpenSSH.
  • Choosing HTTPS transport backend
    • Use the OpenSSL library.
  • Configuring the line ending conversions
    • Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style line endings.
  • Configuring the terminal emulator to use with Git Bash
    • Use MinTTY (the default, terminal of MSYS2).
  • Choose the default behaviour of ‘git pull’
    • Default - (fast-forward or merge).
  • Choose a credential helper
    • Git Credential Manager.
  • Configuring extra options
    • Enable file system caching.
  • Configuring experimental options
    • Do not select anything and click install

When using Git throughout the workshop and in the future, use the Git Bash application.