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Zac Serhus741 Points
Can I place TeamTreeHouse projects on my GitHub?
Started my path towards a career as a developer today.
I was referred over by a programmer who taught himself and said that TeamTreeHouse would be great for getting far, fast.
He also said that I will "come out with projects I can put on my GitHub."
Is this true??
super newbie. if this is obvious, I apologize.
Thank you for your responses!!!
Michael Poley8,772 Points
However, I don't think the courses ever say "Now upload your project to GitHub" – that's up to you.
Being 'active' on GitHub means a lot of different things though. I remember James Churchill talking about this recently when he spoke at a coding bootcamp – GitHub is important because it puts your code out there – but you want your projects to be published to a live URL so that people can see them.
With GitHub, other coders can see your code, but there's still that step where they have to download a .zip file and look at the project on their own computer.
So...yes! Get your projects on GitHub and learn how Git works. It's incredibly intimidating to work in the terminal. Push your projects to GitHub and look at projects that other people have posted that are similar.
One thing that was recommended to me early on was to contribute to open source projects on GitHub. While you may not feel like you have the coding chops, you can contribute by helping out writing documentation and making things easier to read – which are great things that help out the community that don't require you to fully understand the project on GitHub.
GitHub is it's own world – click around and you can basically see how almost anything is made and then you can fork it or use it in your own projects – it's truly incredible when you start searching around.