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Getting Started with GitHub

Prerequisite: Install Git.

Modular Boost hosts all of our public Git repositories on GitHub.

The first step to get started is to open a free GitHub account. Do that now if you haven't done so already.

Windows hint: To generate GitHub SSH authentication keys, as described in GitHub help, be sure to use "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\Git Bash". Otherwise the .ssh directory may not get generated in your HOMEPATH directory, and GitHub authentication will fail.

Once you are logged into your GitHub account, https://github.com/ will take you to your GitHub home page. The GitHub Bootcamp will be at the top, and you probably want to leave it in place there until you become familiar with each of its four activities.

Do not be shy about setting up a repository and experimenting a bit. You can delete it at any time - just select "Settings" and then "Delete this repository" near the bottom of the page.

GitHub has extensive training and help mechanisms, so there isn't any need for extensive Boost specific GitHub docs.

For those who like video training aids, there is a new series of GitHub videos on YouTube.

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