Over the past few days we’ve been looking at different types of general cloud storage, today we get a little more specific within cloud storage, communities and Computer Science.
March 28th – GitHub
GitHub is an incredibly popular community for programmers by programmers. It’s an easy way to upload a project, have team members work on it and helps greatly with version control (making sure everyone is working on the most recent versions, but also saving old ones in case somebody royally messes up). GitHub is another “industry standard” product so it would be great to expose programming students to it early, so they can feel comfortable when they are tossed into it at a job.
The initial setup creates a repository which in a industry job you could upload a project to work on. In a classroom setting this is where you could/would put files for the class to work on. The great thing about GitHub is its focus on programming languages.
As you can see from the screenshot above, you can place any number of files into the repository and give you team access. Again, this is great for programmers but can certainly be an additional skill you teach yourself and your students to navigate!