Please do the following before class, so we can get started on the fun stuff right away. If you're taking a CLI-based class, like GitHub for Developers, you can skip step 5. If you're taking GitHub for Everyone, you can skip 2-4.
GitHub is designed to run on the current versions of all major browsers. Take a look at our supported browsers.
We recommend using the latest version possible, for the sake of security and functionality.
Set up HTTPS or SSH authentication, so your local Git repos can talk to GitHub. Instructions are here. Please note: many corporate networks restrict SSH traffic, so we highly recommend checking your connection before class. Also, if you have two-factor authentication enabled and wish to use HTTPS, you will need to set up a personal access token, as explained here.
If you can't do so, please install the Atom Text Editor.
Make sure to open the app and log in with your github.com credentials.
We recommend this step for those who do not already have a preferred text editor installed.