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Hey, CodeLand! We're GitHub and we're honored to be a Patron sponsor of this year's event.

Hi, CodeLand! Thanks for stopping by the digital GitHub booth. We're excited to connect with you here today!

GitHub is a development platform inspired by the way you work. From open source to business, you can host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside tens of millions of developers across all levels.

Taking the intimidation out of coding

At GitHub, one of our missions is to help early-career software developers get started with open source and become regular contributors.

Part of the process of empowering the next generation of tech talent needs to involve demystifying the coding process, and encouraging coders to focus on the things that matter instead of mastering everything all at once.

Take GitHub as an example of this: everything we do as an organization is 80% other people's code! In exchange, we give back to our community by helping to improve and maintain the tools we love. This give and take is what open source is all about!

Code Automation & GitHub Actions

Automation is an evolution of coding that allows devs across all levels to automate their software workflows from building to testing to deploying. Why not offload some of your code tooling to GitHub to make the process smoother for yourself? With GitHub Actions, you can.

>> Learn more about GitHub Actions here

GitHub's Lightning Talk at CodeLand 2022

You'll hear more about the ideas above in our lightning talk at CodeLand 2022. Here are the slides in case you'd like to review them.

Please let us know in the comments below if you have any questions about the information we share!


In the comments belowπŸ‘‡

... we'd love to hear where you are on your open source journey.

  • Have you ever made an open source contribution before?
  • Or maybe you maintain a project?
  • What about GitHub Actions? Have you ever used them before? If so, what did you build?

We look forward to chatting with you in the comments. Have a great CodeLand 2022! 🌈

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Discussion (69)

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Ayu Adiati

Super excited to see GitHub's sponsoring CodeLand! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

I've been regularly contributing to my community's repo (it is open-source) to update our documentation.
And I'm always excited to learning more about and from open-source! 🀩

I use GitHub action to fetch and render my blog posts on my GitHub profile. But I haven't explored more. Maybe it's time for me to explore 😊

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Allison Blumenthal

I'm brand new to coding, but just learned how to get one of my introductory projects up on GitHub the other day. WHAT A GREAT TOOL! I'm pumped to use it throughout the future! It's so fantastic that GitHub is sponsoring CodeLand this year!

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It is so great that GitHub is sponsporing CodeLand, thank you for that!

I did contribute to open source but not as often as I wanted actually. I am currently getting into GitHub Actions, because this will make my skills to the next level.

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Dulya Perera

Almost all my projects, assignments are maintaining in GitHub. And I have made many open source project contributions since I'm an open source enthusiast.

When comes to the GitHub Actions, I have no words to express how much it has been useful for my projects. It makes everything easy and quick. After I learnt it, I always add GitHub Actions for my projects. But still I'm new to it (Started to learn it on last monthπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡). However, so far I have used Node.js, Deploy Node.js to Azure Web App, Docker image, Publish Docker Container likewise some basics😁.

GitHub is an amazing, useful and helpful platform to maintain our project easilyπŸ’–πŸ™.

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Sarah Bartley

I've made a couple of open source contributions. My first contribution was part of a Git and Github course I took when I started learning how to code. Most of my contributions I made after that were on newbie-friendly projects during Hacktoberfest.

I don't maintain an open source project right now, but I know that it in my future someday. I was going to create an open source for Hacktoberfest last year, but I wasn't able to get it ready for the celebration in time.

I haven't used Github actions before, but I've heard about it from others in the coding community so it is something I'd like to learn more and use in the future.

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Rafael B. Pires

I love the idea behind the GitHub platform and the way it is structured really functions well for me. For couple of months now I've been contributing to some open-source projects. Even as a beginner, I always try to correct some typo, minor bugs or help with translation or documentation. It's been fun and I'm learning a lot and getting used to using a lot of developer tools while I do it.

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Lara Krefski

Excited to see Github sponsoring Codeland 2022! I don't contribute to open source but I do contribute to my company's repo. I do want to get to a point where I feel comfortable contributing to open-source.

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Hussain Codes

GitHub is always there for us early-career developers sponsoring dev events and communities❀ I was happy to see them sponsor CodeLand after also seeing them sponsor the #100Devs class on Git and GitHub in which there were so many raffles (including a laptop!).

The GitHub Student Developer Pack also provided me tons of value and gave me free access to so many amazing tools that have been helping me in my Dev journeyπŸ™Œ

My first open source contribution was during Hacktoberfest last year and with GitHub it was fun connecting with the maintainer of the repo and getting my first PR acceptedπŸ₯³

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Harikesh Pallantla

Eager to see Github at CodeLand.

I contributed to a few open-source projects, I use GitHub and GitHub actions on a regular basis in my organisation. GitHub actions really simplified a lot of things like running some lint checks, sonar, unit tests, building docker images, publishing to ECR, creating Changelogs, etc. I am looking forward to GitHub's actions to become more mature.

Github Skills is an awesome initiative.

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Nicholas Cruz

I have made an open source contribution to a README file, not actual code, but it still counts. I used GitHub Pages to deploy my portfolio website and am maintaining it there. It took some getting used to but I love it now. I have only used GitHub Actions for generating my card automatically everyday.

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Aigars PluΔ£is

Nice to see GitHub as one of sponsors on CodeLand '22!

Have I ever made contribution? - Yes, did it at least twice (if my memory recalls it right).
Do I maintain a project? - Sadly not on GitHub, but I'm a member of organization which uses GitHub.
About GitHub Actions - have heard about them a bit, but never used them yet. Maybe later will use them, who knows?

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Jayesh Tembhekar

Yes, I have made open source contribution to multiple projects as an attendee of Hackathon 2021. That was my 1st ever exposure to open source world :)

I have maintained my own graduation project based on Data Science & learned about different project management good practices.

Hadn't used Github Actions yet.

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Brad Doss Author

Great to hear Jayesh! Here's an easy guide to get a quick start on GitHub Actions:

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LevΓ­ Arista

I started contributing to open source at Hacktoberfest 2020. The fact that we all use other people's open source code is amazing and very interesting because it enhances the feeling of belonging to a community, with the sense of solidarity and collaboration.

I also started an open source project this year: Github Profile Header Generator as a participation in the + Microsoft Azure hackathon, so this is also a contribution to the community 😊

And of course I'm using github Actions to deploy this project to Github pages, this Github automation has a lot of potential. Currently the company I'm working for also uses it and it's amazing, it saves a lot of time πŸš€.

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Have you ever made an open source contribution before: No, but I would like to once I get better at HTML, CSS, & JavaScript
Or maybe you maintain a project?: If repositories count, then yes.
What about GitHub Actions? Have you ever used them before? If so, what did you build?: No, but I would like to learn about them.

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Big fan of GitHub here.

In grad school we used github for all of our projects. While my company uses bitbucket now, I still use github for my personal projects and portfolio.

I have not contributed to an open source project but I would definitely like to. It's a bit intimidating though. I hope there is a chance to learn more about it during the conference.

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Brad Doss Author

Absolutely! You can also use this quick guide so hopefully it's less intimidating!

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Hi Github! I started on Github with a project that I first created under Mercurial Hg and later moved to git in 2012. I believe I stopped development on it in 2014 and it's still hosted on your site. I used Github to host a few more tutorial projects while I was learning ruby and JavaScript, as well learn about Github's offerings and git itself. Also, I believe I've been utilizing Github's tech via's offerings. Anyhow, thank you for all you have done for sponsoring CodeLand and the open source community at-large!

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Andy Delso

Hello Github!

I've been using you service for a number of years, and my current employer does as well! They are using Actions for CI so I am starting to learn them as well; however, I am excited to start using them for apps I build as I learn more about Android development!

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I've made open source contributions. I maintain some internal private projects for work, but don't currently have the time/energy to actively maintain an open source project. I've been reading about GitHub actions and think I'll give them a try soon! There are several that seem like they would be beneficial for our projects.

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Marshall Doig

Never contributed to open source, but I use GitHub for all my personal projects. GitHub Pages makes it easy for me to get my apps up and running quickly, without having to worry about domain registration etc.

Thanks for being a CodeLand sponsor!

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TJ Phan

This is fantastic. I was intimidated by approaching to learn Github Actions, probably at the time I was just being pulled in so many directions on job searching and personal projects and branding. I'd love t give it another go, and find an open-source project I can contribute to!

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I just want to admit that as a newbie, GitHub was (and still is lol) intimidating a bit for me and can be overwhelming in understanding. But I have posted my first open source contribution and was extremely excited lol!!

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Dennie Chan

I am an early career software engineer and I recently had the opportunity to work on an open source project and the experience was amazing. I not only learned about coding as part of a team but also how to establish production level code and consistency using linters and tests through Github actions.

I know a lot of people are always advocating to contribute to open source but I feel like coding as a team and learning the techniques to ensure quality and consistency are not stated enough.

I've recently started another project for myself and have taken all that I've learned and have incorporated them setting up test-driven-development (TDD) and a continuous integration (CI) pipeline through Github actions. It is so other level and open source was one of the most valuable experiences I've had in coding.

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Shuvadeep Sarkar

Really excited to see GitHub's sponsoring CodeLand! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Yes , Github Helps me a lot in my open source contribution Journey and also maintains all my projects.

GitHub Actions makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub.

I'm building something interesting .GitHub is an amazing Platform for Developers .

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Hey there!
I am early in my dev journey and just starting to wrap my head around GitHub. I've haven't contributed to anything open source yet but I have found a few projects on GitHub that I'm interested it. Hoping to start contributing in the next few months.

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Jolene Kearse

Awesome to see GitHub sponsoring this event! I love the platform for the ability to organize my projects. I always feel a boost when I update my repos. And it's such a great resource for me when I re-encounter I problem I've already solved, I just check my old code!

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Jawara Gordon

It's great to see you as a sponsor for such an amazing event!

I recently used GitHub pages to host my very first Bootcamp project. It was such an incredible resource for a "code newbie." I really appreciate all of the extra effort you put in to make new developers feel welcome.

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Leah Godfrey

Yay GitHub sponsoring CodeLand! I have yet to contribute to an open source project but it is definitely on my radar. I have been using GitHub and GitHub Pages for a few months now. I'm looking forward to learning about GitHub Actions!

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McKenna Bramble

Hello! My main use for GitHub thus far has simply been for version control on my projects as I learn to code. I would like to contribute to open source projects, but I am not really sure how to navigate GitHub beyond creating a repository and pushing my changes through on personal projects. Is there a guide or perhaps tutorials that would help me start?

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Pablo Hernandez

I am also new to coding, I come from a 180* different industry. I have worked in healthcare for 25 yrs +, I got the tech bug in 2020 and now I am seriously looking into Web Dev/Software Dev/Design/Latino Community Advocate. I am so happy and priviledged to be part of such a fantastic conference. I am so happy that Github is part of this conference.

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Dee {he | they}

Great to see Github at Codeland!

I'd want to contribute an open source contribution. I've managed a few small projects on Github using GitHub Actions and am still learning more about what I can do with the platform.