I just created my FIRST Repository, Most likely incorrectly

A kindly Bot informed me that I made a mistake while creating my first Read.me file for the Repository named IDKanythingApp. The bot was kind enough to provide me the git code to format my Read.me file correctly.

My problem is I do not know how to navigate to find my first Read.me document so I can edit it.

Can someone help?

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Hey guys, Bot (or Human) I still need help with this issue. Can someone please help me?

Hi @gitnick9,

I’d be happy to help you out. Could you please give me a bit more information? In particular, I’d like to know what you are able to see or find. Can you get to the repository and its Code tab?


@that-pat Thank you for reaching out to me. First, above all else, let me express my gratitude that you have done so. Next let me summarize my difficulty in Just One sentence: “I am a newbie.”

You have asked pointed questions. I will answer those below. Before that I need to disclose to you a thumbnail of what of I am embarking upon, and where I am coming from. I am not a college student. I am a retired person. (Joke: I don’t have money all I have is time). I know I am launching an extremely ambitious project. I do have the advantage of experience. None of my experience is in the field of coding. There is only one skill that I bring forward from my years of experience which I wish to apply to this project is - I KNOW HOW TO THINK. That’s all I know. 

I am starting a Repository to Learn and to Teach coding for Artificial Intelligence. I have already figured out that I DID NOT bite more than I can chew. I know that and I was not scared to launch the Repository called IDKanythingApp. Reads “I Don’t Know Anything App.” My goal is to prepare a team of coders who will be able to write code for AI applications. The reason I do not feel daunted is my deadline is Janurary 1, 2022. That being said, I am intensely goal directed and do pretty average to good with my Time Management. I know I will succeed, but I also know I will definitely not succeed without help.

Your Questions:

What was I able to see and find:   I found the Git Learning Lab. I was able to create my new repository. At this time my greatest challenge is writing the text in the ReadME.md. I know the Bots can teach me. That does not suit my learning style. I need resources where I can do rapid reading and figure out for myself the theory and technique for doing what I need to do. My learning style aside, I am willing to entertain some “learning curve.” so I don’t mind working with the Bots. I do not have a budget to buy paper format books.

Could I go to the repository and its code tab:  Yes I could go to the repository and the code tab. What I don’t know at this time is, in what code to speak? Do I need HTML (I can code some) or is it some other language or plain English? Here is a snapshot of what code I have in my first document.

Thanks for all of the info, @gitnick9!

To cut right to the chase, the extension “.md” on the README file indicates that this file is written in Markdown. That link is to an open source guide which should be able to tell you everything that you want to know about Markdown. In general, Markdown is a markup language similar to HTML, but which is designed to be easier to both read and write for plain text documents.

Regarding your learning style, you’re actually in a really good time to learn in the way that you want to learn. I’m also someone who like to learn through rapid reading and trying out different things. And while I do like to have physical books, it’s not always cost effective or practical. Fortunately, there are a ton of really really good resources available for free on the internet where you can learn about different topics at length.

Here are a few of my favorites which you might also enjoy:

  • Ruby on Rails Tutorial Book - gives a very good overview of Ruby on Rails, but also includes some basic Git information and general information about how to find technical answers. I think it’s a fairly good beginner’s book.
  • Eloquent Javascript - This one is a bit more advanced, but for the determined reader, I think it’s a great book to go through. It’s a full book online that teaches Javascript in its many forms as well as introduces some computer science concepts. And also, while it doesn’t have a helpful robot to help guide you, the book is also an interactive editor that allows you to try out practice exercises in the browser where you’re reading it.
  • Build your own X - You seem ambitious and like someone who likes to really get in and explore, so I think you’re going to love this resource. It’s not a book, but rather an index of different guides and tutorials for how different technical things work. Of particular interest to your stated goals, it has a section on creating your own Neural Networks which are related to artificial intelligence.

I hope this was helpful and if I can help further, please don’t hesitate to let me know! :slight_smile:

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