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Weekly Welcome 19 July, 2019

Weekly Welcome 19 July, 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 to the GitHub Community Forum:

 

 

From the Github Blog 

 

Survey results: Better computer science learning through hackathons

The most important thing you can teach your students is how to learn more on their own. Your students start the semester at varying technical levels, and computer science concepts can be difficult to grasp. You won’t be able to fit everything you’d like to teach in the short time you have with them. With this in mind, you need a way to boost learning and take your classroom from studying syntax to solving real problems with code. That’s where hackathons can help.

 

Maintainer spotlight: Daniel Stenberg
With the launch of GitHub Sponsors, open source maintainers and developers can apply to receive funding from the community that depends on their work.

 

Daniel has been an open source developer for over 25 years. He’s the founder and lead developer on cURL, one of the most widely used open source components in the world. He currently lives in Sweden with his wife and two kids. When he’s not writing code, Daniel likes to hang out with his family or play floorball.

 

 

*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.