Weekly Welcome 17 January, 2020

Hello GitHub Community Forum!

In this weekly post, 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.


This Week’s Happenings

Helpful and popular topics:


From the GitHub Blog

Bring your monorepo down to size with sparse-checkout

Git 2.25.0 includes a new experimental git sparse-checkout command that makes the existing feature easier to use, along with some important performance benefits for large repositories.

The GitHub Student Developer Pack delivers $200k worth of tools and training to every student

The GitHub Student Developer Pack now delivers over $200k worth of tools and training to every student with the addition of 22 new partners.

The GitHub for Android beta is here

The GitHub for mobile beta is now available on Android—learn more and sign up to be part of a limited test group.

Note: If you want to say “hi” to your fellow Community members, we encourage you to do so! However, please say hello in a reply to this Topic, instead of opening a brand new Topic. We try to reserve Topics for specific questions, idea discussion, or information sharing. Moving forward, any “Hello”-type Topics will be locked, and the author will be redirected to the most recent Weekly Welcome to introduce themselves to the Community.

Hello everyone! Im currently exploring my interest in Web developement and coding and found GitHub when I signed up for The Odin Project. Im currently taking their full track ruby on rails course.

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Hi @mikew78!

Welcome to the community!  Ruby on Rails is certainly an exciting resource; we are glad to have you here!