Hacktoberfest 2017

I had my IB students sign up for Hacktoberfest which is open to everyone in the global community! The learning target was to learn how to participate in the global open source software development community. Seen here, the first student with a shirt awarded for making four pull requests between October 1–31 in any timezone.…… Continue reading Hacktoberfest 2017

Introducing an on-demand course in GitHub basics

from GitHub If you’d like to start using GitHub or just see what it’s all about, we’re kicking off a new way for you to learn the basics. Introduction to GitHub is a self-paced, online class designed to help you: Get started using GitHub.com in 30 minutes or less. Make new friends while collaborating on…… Continue reading Introducing an on-demand course in GitHub basics

Recreate the Hack from Sneakers

https://github.com/bartobri/no-more-secrets From Lifehacker.com If simply popping into the command line isn’t enough to make you feel like a ‘90s hacker, GitHub user bartobri created a silly decrypting text effect pulledfrom the movie Sneakers. Once you install the tools, you can manually run any command you want through the decryption effect. You can also just type…… Continue reading Recreate the Hack from Sneakers

Students: Get Free Developer Tools Through GitHub

It pays to be a student. via readwrite Hacking new technologies can be time-consuming … and expensive. So to help students create technical projects or learn how to use new tools, social coding site GitHub and a handful of technology partners have created theGitHub Student Developer Pack that provides access to 14 developer tools for…… Continue reading Students: Get Free Developer Tools Through GitHub

GitHub Question of the Day

I am using this article in class and as it may disappear I am keeping a local copy stored here. THE SOFTWARE THAT BUILDS SOFTWARE Complex, specialized tools are often made from simpler ones. Machines are built with power drills; software is built with code editors. And so the future of computing depends partly on…… Continue reading GitHub Question of the Day