Contributing to Data.gov with GitHub 101

Marc Jones edited this page Jun 13, 2017 · 5 revisions

Whether you’re a software developer or not, learning the basics to GitHub are essential to commenting on government open source and open data projects.

Basics

  • GitHub -- sign up here.
  • GitHub Glossary - Git and GitHub specific terms defined.
    • Or roughly: repository means folder of files, fork means make a copy for you, pull request means submit change, and issue means problem to discuss.

GitHub for Discussion

GitHub for Code

Government on GitHub

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