github Installation or Setup


GitHub is a huge collection of Git repositories. In other words, you can think of GitHub as a collection of many projects!

Creating An Account

  • Visit GitHub's main page Here
  • Pick a username, enter in your email address, and pick a secure password and you're ready to go!

Useful Tools

For Git/GitHub beginners, understanding how version control works might be confusing at first. There exists a GUI version of GitHub that you can download and use. GitHub Desktop is just that tool.

Creating Your First Repository

You can think of a repository as a project. You can create a repository online or offline. Follow the steps below:


  1. First log in and go to your profile.
  2. Navigate to the "Repositories" tab near the top of the page
  3. Hit the green "New" button and you're ready to rumble!


  1. Download and install git (choose the operating system you are running)
  2. After downloading and installation, you can either use the command line tool, or you can download a GUI client.
  3. After installation, create an account on github
  4. From the top right, click on the + and choose either creating a new repository or import an existing on.
  5. If you choose a new one, enter the repository name and choose either to have it public or private.
  6. Click: Create Repository

N.B. Private repositories are not available for free users.