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Weekly Welcome 04 October, 2019

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:



New in the Community Forum:



From the GitHub Blog


Delegate responsibilities with expanded repository permissions 

Administrators of organization-owned repositories can now assign “triage” and “maintain” roles to collaborators and teams.


GitHub Actions adds policy controls for organization and repository owners 

GitHub Actions has new settings for organizations and repository owners to limit the usage of external Actions.


Getting started with Git and GitHub is easier than ever with GitHub Desktop 2.2 

GitHub Desktop 2.2 now features an interactive tutorial to help introduce new users to Git and GitHub.


*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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Re: Weekly Welcome 04 October, 2019

Hello GitHub Community. Although I'm not new to GitHub (have been a user since 2012) I've never really taken the time to actually learn the actual process of how GitHub works. I've learned (self-taught) just enough to usually get part of the way through something and realize I've made a complete mess of things, get frustrated and give up. After switching from Windows to Arch Linux a year and a half ago I have a much better understanding of most things related to Linux and now I want to become as proficient as possible with GitHub. I'm in the process of starting a blog (static website) using Jekyll and intergrating the blog with GitHub pages. So I'm fairly confident that I will be using the community forum regularly as I begin my journey in learning how to use GitHub starting from the beginning and working my way through. Thanks to @that-pat and the rest of those responsible for taking the time to create forums like this for beginners like myself.

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Re: Weekly Welcome 04 October, 2019

Hi @dlwilson88,

Welcome indeed!  We are glad that you feel supported by this community.  I love the path of learning that you described and your interest in how the process works.  All the best along your journey here, with the new objectives and clear path of creativity that you have added into your goals!

Thank you for your perspective and your contribution!
All the Best

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