Weekly Welcome 9 March, 2018

Hello GitHub Community Forum :smileyvery-happy:

This 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, and what you hope to get out of the Community Forum. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Welcome to the GitHub Community Forum! We’re happy you’re here.

Your GitHub Community Forum Team

*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.

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I’ve been using GitHub for a while. I didn’t even know this forum existed until recently!

I had been intimidated by source control before, and I could’ve learned it quicker, but GitHub’s layout has helped me a lot. In particular, I enjoyed how GitHub tracked streaks, so it would motivate me to do something every day. When that feature went away, I was a bit disappointed, but I read some fascinating discussions on how people abused it a bit…and it reminded me what I really want to use GitHub for. To track projects, have backups, etc.

I am still able to continue my streaks. Not only that, but I think there’s more content to my commits than before. There is always something to do, or code to clean up, or questions to ask.

It took me a while to go beyond git commit/git push (which still worked quite well for me,) and I still have a local cheat sheet I used, but thanks to stackoverflow I learned a lot of the basics. However, I have some trickier questions that may be subjective, and those I can’t research with a few Google searches, I hope to be able to ask them here and maybe help somebody else down the line.

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Hi @andrewschultz! Welcome to the GitHub Community Forum. We’re happy you’re here!

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