Open Source Comes to Campus/Curriculum/Git/Organizer

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There's a bit of work which needs to be done ahead of time to set up this activity.

Optional: Customize

Optionally customize site

Customize the site in the repository github-website-editing-demo. If you do not have admin access to it, you can submit changes as a pull request. There are different versions to play with in different branches - if you're not familiar with branching, ask in #openhatch for help. (You'll probably want to talk to Shauna and/or Asheesh before submitting a pull request anyway.)

Optionally create/check issues

Customize the issues in the issue tracker, as needed. Make sure the issues in the issue tracker match the current version of the site.

Required: Set up organizations & repositories & tooling

Step 1: Create organizations

Create organizations for each project. We typically title this hostname-#, i.e. morris-1, morris-2, morris-3, princeton-1, princeton-2, princeton-3. While doing this, you can grant administrative privileges to anyone you know will need them.

Step 2: Download the tool

On your own computer, do:

  $ cd ~/Desktop
  $ git clone

Then use cd to change into the scripts directory, which is where we'll do the remaining operations.

  $ cd scripts

Step 3: Set up & use the tool

Read & follow the scripts setup instructions here:

Get to the end of the README. That's essential before you continue!

Step 4: Prep instructors

Before you do the activity, you should have a list of mentors and assign them to an organization. You should:

  • Print out N copies (N being the number of repositories you made) of the Instructor handout
  • On each copy, write the name of one organization, for example schoolname-3
  • For each instructor, ask them their GitHub username, and add them as an owner of one organization on GitHub.
  • Hand that instructor the piece of paper corresponding to the specific organization you made them an owner of!
  • Make sure they click the invitation email so that they are truly added. If they don't do this, they will end up totally confused.

Although it's not necessary, we recommend finding out which instructors feel most comfortable with git ahead of time. You can ask if there are any attendees who already know the basics and want to learn more advanced material, and put them in groups with the more expert git instructors.

That should be it! If you run into any problems, ask on #openhatch.