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These prerequisites should be completed before the start of the first session. If you did not do this beforehand then you will probably not be able to keep up with the pace.
Create an account on github
If you already have an account skip this step.
NOTE: you should do this before the start of the workshop, because it might take some time. Mandatory versions: ROS Kinetic, Ubuntu 16.04.
To install, follow these instructions.
Initialize you catkin workspace
Follow the instructions from here
Complete some ROS tutorials
ROS tutorials 1 through 16 from http://wiki.ros.org/ROS/Tutorials should be completed.
Use the catkin (and not rosbuild) to build your packages
You can skip the python tutorials