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Kenny Yu edited this page Sep 16, 2013 · 8 revisions

Make a github account

Visit and make an account, and then fill out this form.

Setup for your OS

Please follow the instructions for your operating system type:

If you already have the CS50 Appliance installed, you can follow these instructions instead. This is recommended for Windows users (to avoid having to install another virtual machine). For Mac users, I highly recommend that you learn how to develop on your own native Mac environment, instead of relying on the appliance.

Hello World!

To verify your environment is setup and you have git installed, open a terminal in your environment, end execute these commands:

git clone git://
cd bootcamp-setup

If you see a hello world message from the last command, then everything is working!

Setting up your Github Account

Now that you have a github account and have your developer environment setup, follow the instructions here to setup your SSH keys for your github account. This will allow you to use git repositories on github (we'll have a bootcamp explaining what git and github are).