Weekly Welcome 9 November, 2018

Hello GitHub Community Forum!

What a week! Did you see that GitHub reached 100,000,000 repos?! Thank you for building with us now and in the years to come. We can’t wait to see what you create together with the next 100 million repos.

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, 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:


New in the GitHub Community Forum:

Coming soon in the GitHub Community Forum:

  •   GitHub Enterprise Best Practices | When not to use pre-receive hooks

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.


hey guys, im new here

and i dont know what the cat thingy is O o …

but what is this site for ?

Hi @perfectcircus!

Welcome! It’s good to have you here!

GitHub is a platform for developers to collaborate with one another. It allows you to develop code with other developers and then share that code with the world. There’s more to it than that, but that’s the basics.

The GitHub Community Forum is a forum for GitHub users to communicate with one another and ask for help, discuss relevant topics, and socialize.

The cat/octopus hybrid that you see is GitHub’s mascot, Monalisa Octocat. She’s got her own Twitter account and you can even make your own octocat with the Build Your Own Octocat Generator.

Hope that helped to answer some of your questions! Please let us know if we can help further.

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