Use the git-bash shell (installed by msysgit) to create a pair of private and public keys (by invoking ssh-keygen). When asked to set a passphrase just type return (you don't need the passphrase). Then send me the public key. We need it to give you access to the lab's git server.
And don't forget to do the starting task!
Participants are welcome to propose own ideas in any of the above categories (in addition to the topics suggested by Dr. Kniesel).