GitHub Learning Lab Explorer Challenge Feedback Thread

Hi GitHub Community Forum members!

Thank you to everyone who completed the first ever GitHub Community Forum Challenge! You can now sign into your Community Forum account and see your shiny new GitHub Learning Lab Explorer badge. Great work!

We’d love to get your feedback on this challenge. This topic is a place to share your thoughts about what you liked, what you didn’t like, and what you think could be different next time. Of course, we also welcome any questions you may have about the GitHub Learning Lab Explorer Challenge. We’ll leave this topic open for a week.

This was the first challenge of many more to come. We had a lot of fun, and hope you did, too.

Thank you so much for going on this adventure with us! We hope you learned a lot, and we look forward to creating more challenges for you in the future.




I think that the platform ( is great. While I mainly participated for the badge and was not the beginner that the courses were made for, I can definitely see how some of it’s courses can be useful to people new to Git and GitHub (especially the one about merge conflicts, that one was way better than how I learned it at college).

While I rather not nitpick too much, I have one little usability issue. When the video about a course is open (the one that opens if you click on “Watch video” in the top-right), it won’t close if you click on the background. Because it was on the left and I’m not a macOS user (no pun intended), it took me way too long to find the thingy that closes the video.


Hey, my quick thoughts on the Challenge:

This was a great way to learn about features that are included in GitHub I didn’t even know were there, like GitHub Pages. The whole procedure of these Challenges being managed trough Issues was super useful to get more familiar with the workflow of GitHub for people like me who are just starting out.

I think the learning Lab is a good place to start learning about the core mechanics of this site, since starting out can be a pretty overwhelming experience with all that’s available to learn about.

So thanks for this Challenge (which really was one since I only learned about it on the last day…) and keep it up!


Every time I visit GitHub, I always felt like a small fish in an ocean. I felt so little, felt so behind. But things changed when I entered the GitHub Learning Lab Explorer Challenge, especially when I learn a lot of introductory stuff, and earned my first ever badge. Yahoo! It’s super awesome and welcome new beginners like me.

I am hoping for more Explorer Challenge so that we can thoroughly be education and updated with GitHub, from the most basic to the most complex one.

Thank you so much! 


The challenge was a very good ‘push in the back’ to follow the courses.

The courses were very nice too. Very good interaction from the system, based on the actions you did in regards to the actions you should be doing.

Ex. With the second course I accidently modified the file incorrectly. As feedback I directly received, there we’re some issues regaring the content and the course could not proceed to the next step.

After modifying the content, everything picked up again.

Love to see some more courses (maybe motivated to follow bij chanlanges ;))

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I agree with jmerle, I’m not the new user these are aimed at, but I happen to think that reminders are always good, no one is so experienced at anything that returning to the basics is a bad idea. Sometimes we forget them as we fall into other habits.

The challenge was a nice introductory one, and I like the structure of the learning labs.

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It was an excellent way to teach and learn!

I can’t wait to see another challenge of you guys!

The fact that we practice all we know about github while we acomplish every challenge was an excellent idea, i love it.

Thank you for your excellent work and keep going forward GitHub Team Staff!

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Prior to starting the courses, I was a total novice but now I feel confident about collaborating on GitHub. I am on my way to becoming a GitHub Ninja :stuck_out_tongue:

:) I love the badge. It was a huge incentive in my completing the courses at the rate I did.

:) I like the way the challenge is distributed into bits with a healthy balance between ease and adventure.

:) I look forward to many more challenges on

:(Now, my only gripe: The videos are not embedded. I use chrome on a windows machine.

I really enjoy the courses and I look forward to collaborating on GitHub.

Thank you.

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Thank you so much for the feedback! I will definitely share this with the GitHub Learning Lab Team. Thank you for being part of the challenge!

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We’re so glad the challenge and GitHub Learning Lab have helped you! We look forward to offering even more in the future.

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Thank you so much for sharing this feedback! I’m so glad to hear the courses were helpful and that you enjoyed the challenge. We definitely will be offering more in the future!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback! I will definitely share this with the GitHub Learning Lab Team. We look forward to offering more in the future!

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Thank you, @kathrynbaker! This feedback is very much appreciated. I’m glad you found some value in the courses, and we look forward to offering more in the future.

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Thank you for the feedback and the kind words! We’re so glad to hear the courses and challenge were helpful.

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Thank you for the thoughtful and thorough feedback! I will definitely share this with the GitHub Learning Lab Team, and we appreciate the feedback on the challenge itself, too. We’re excited to offer more in the future!

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First of all I would like to thank you this effort Github is doing for the community. I think this courses are very necessary for people like me starting in the Open Source world and using Github as main tool for contributing. As better trained we are, better software we will deliver and the quality of commits, pull requests and repositories will increase.

Also, the investment Github is doing creating this Challenge and compensating the ones finishing it on time gives even more value and a reason to be proud of this company and its engagement with the community.

I hope in the future more courses came up with more interesting stuff so the community can keep learning.


Thank you so much for the kind words! I will pass this on to the GitHub Learning Lab team and you can look forward to more courses in the future.

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