Weekly Welcome 11 January, 2019

Hello GitHub Community Forum!

This here is our Weekly Welcome post, where we like to welcome new members to the GitHub Community Forum and make it easy to find out about some of the week’s hottest topics and important events.

Please make yourself at home and start exploring all the different areas of the Community Forum. We have some great resources to help you get started; you can find those listed in our Community Forum Resources. You can also find out about current and future events by checking out the information below.

And if you’re so inclined, don’t forget to say hello!* If you’re new here, reply to this topic and introduce yourself. You can share a little about who you are, what language you like to code in or learn more about, what you want to learn about using GitHub, and/or what you hope to get out of the Community Forum. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Greeting. My name is TryArie. It’s nice to meet you.

I actually joined Github about two years ago. I got assignment to make github account in my 2nd semester. Then I stopped using it.

After I understand the purpose of Github, I want to be more active again.

Anyway, I have a Restaurant Management System (RMS) Java project for portfolio. Where should I ask for help?

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hello!* Github community forum!

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Hi, I’m David Spector, a software engineer retired after 40 years of creating software tools, including compiler front ends, Windows utilities, websites, and laboratory analysis and control applications. I’ve always wanted to contribute to Open Software products, but have been put off by the complexity of the git technology. I am finally facing this learning hurdle. It is rough, because the documentation is not as clear as for most other products and because I have yet to find a forum where my questions can get answered in a reasonable time (less than one day). Progress is therefore very, very slow. But my background gives me patience, and I when I hit a dead end I do my best to try another tutorial or another way to get my questions answered.

I hope that someday the usefulness of git and its central value for software development will stimulate the development of beginner tutorials that are understandable and have examples of all operations that really work exactly as described. I believe that mastery of git is a requirement for modern software development. There is no good reason why learning git should be as frustrating an experience as it currently is.


Hello, I am Tammy and I am new to github  ;)

I programmed a Math Grill some years  ago, It would present a math problem  multiplication and await an answer,  If the answer was wrong it would display the correct answer and present a new problem to the user.  No frills and stuff.  Just a workout of your math solving skills.  Train yourself to randomly recall the answers. !!!

This was in BASIC on an AMIGA computer :wink:

I would like to build it on my iPhone 6+  I have an iMac OS Mojave and Xcode 10 and Swift 4.2.  but no experience in programming the Apple iPhones or computers. 

Yes I could use some help finding out how to get started ??

How to display text on the iPhone ??

How to enter text, numbers, into the program from a keypad display on the iPhone ??

How to get at the timer or time of day or a random number seed ??

And how to store and retrieve text from storage, a file, on the iPhone ??

Are all things of interest to me  ;) 

Where do I find help to get started on my project ??

Thanks you for your help :))   Tammy

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Hi @tryarie,

Welcome and thank for being here! If you need any help with code or programming, you can post to our Programming Help and Discussion board. 

I hope this helps!


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Welcome @innnzzz6 Thanks for being here!

Hi @david263!

Welcome and thank you for being here. We are happy to have you here to share and learn from your experiences!

We’re looking forward to seeing you around!

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Hi @math-grill!

Nice to meet you, Tammy! Welcome to GitHub!

For help learning how to program for the iPhone, you might be interested in checking out the Programming Help and Discussion board. Be sure to read the  How can I get help with my programming question? section of the Welcome post in that board for tips on how to get the best help.

Thanks for being here! I hope you find the help that you’re looking for. :slight_smile:


Hello all!

I am very much new to the world of coding, but am eager to dive in to this new skill.

I’m still learning how to navigate even simply this website, but fingers crossed I’ll be slightly less of a tech noob in no time at all!


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Hi Everyone, Wanting to introduce myself as well as saying “hi” and pleased to meet you all. Although I have no coding background experience, having had a major upheaval of lifestyle, I am now embarking on this new journey here. Will be making myself familiar with GitHub Lab training as well as becoming more familiar with my new work/study environment. regards, Petra

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Nice to meet you, @petraradtuc! Thanks for being here! Please let us know if you need help finding anything. :slight_smile:

Nice to meet you, @imogreenwood! We’re glad to have you with us. I hope we can help you dive into coding confidently. :slight_smile:

Thank you for the welcome. I am excited to be here however its a learning curve for me :slight_smile:

Don’t worry @petraradtuc, you’re in good company. :slight_smile: Everyone here is on that learning curve - even if they’re on different parts of it.


My Names Brandon and Im currently a college student Learning how to Program The course Im taking currently is a C++ class so it’s the language Im using primarily but I also Love Python. Hope to be part of this community for collaborations and  assistance of course. Excited to be here!

Hi @bscheibs!

Nice to meet you! We’re really glad to have you here! What are you interested in making with the skills you’re learning?


Thank you. Nice meeting you also :slight_smile: