To participate in the course you need to do three things:
Why the GitHub account?
Why use Git?
Git is the version control system that you will simply be expected to know when you willhave finished your master's degree. So better make sure you get to know it as soon as possible and use every opportunity to really master it! It will be one of the 'selling points' when you will aplly for a job.
You never heard about Git?
Then read Atlassian's Git tutorial and attend the “Git Crash Course” on Thursday, at 17:00 in Room A207 ← The ALP lecture room.
Tools. Linux has open-ssh installed. In Windows you create an ssh key with the open-ssh version that comes with MSysGit. For that you go to the MSysGit installation folder and start git-bash.bat
Ablauf. No matter whether you are on Linux or on a git-bash type:
When you are asked for a passphrase don't enter anything (leave it empty). When you are asked for a filename enter your firstname and lastname as follow
This creates two key files
pub← the public key that you send us (see below)
You find them in your home directory (Linux) or in the “.ssh” folder of your user folder (Windows), or in the folder in which you invoked the ssh-keygen command.