- An introduction to GitHub, where learners get a better overall view of how the site works.
- Lessons in markdown. Your bot host will encourage you to use markdown syntax to express yourself more clearly via GitHub.
- GitHub Pages. Users will be encouraged to host their blog or website directly via Pages.
- Tips and tools for migrating projects to GitHub.
- Lessons on how to manage and resolve merge conflicts (coming soon).
- Contributing to open source projects via a unique mapping project set up specifically for Lesson Lab.
GitHub is launching its own learning portal, which leans into two things all developers have come to love and loathe: pull requests and bots. Via a dedicated portal, GitHub has created a unique offering. While most online learning portals dip into how GitHub works, there’s usually a light touch when it comes to interacting with the platform itself. You might be able to download a project via the ‘ol hub, or fork/create pull requests for your own project, but usually it’s all pretty silo’d away from GitHub proper. With GitHub Learning Lab, a bot acts as a project collaborator. It algorithmically ‘reviews’ your pull request, comments on your code, and approves or denies it. A guided plan ramps up the difficulty as you make your way through the various pull requests. [caption id="attachment_147557" align="aligncenter" width="1360"] GitHub Learning Lab[/caption] For now, GitHub Learning Lab is limited to the following topics: