Uploading your project to GitHub

You’re an upload away from using a full suite of development tools and premier third-party apps on GitHub. This course helps you seamlessly upload your code to GitHub and introduces you to exciting next steps to elevate your project.

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From private betas to the most important open source technologies of our time, GitHub is home to all kinds of projects. Developers count on our platform to take their projects to the next level with collaborative tools, uncompromised security, and premier third-party apps.

If you haven’t started your project on GitHub, uploading your project might feel overwhelming. This course helps you seamlessly upload your local project to GitHub and provides important next steps for managing your project and introducing community involvement.

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify where your code is stored
  • Introduce code to a repository
  • Create important Git files like a .gitignore
  • Identify important next steps to manage your repository and add community involvement

This course has a dedicated message board on the GitHub Community website. If you want to discuss this course with GitHub Trainers or other participants create a post over there. The message board can also be used to troubleshoot any issue you encounter while taking this course.

Steps to complete this course 4
  1. Plan the upload

    Explore your options for making the move to GitHub.

  2. Prepare the project

    Prepare your project for a happy life on GitHub.

  3. Begin the upload

    Publish your project on GitHub.

  4. Public or private repository?

    Understand the difference between a public and private repository.

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Average time to complete

38 minutes


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