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Patchwork Stockholm

  • Feb 27, 2018
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Patchwork is headed to Stockholm! This event is open to beginners to Git and GitHub and mentors who want to help others learn. We’ll have stickers for everyone and a little something extra for the mentors, so we hope to see you there.

Special thanks to our partners for the event:

GitHubbers and community mentors will be available to walk attendees through their choice of learning modules:

  • GitHub 101: Introduction to GitHub
  • GitHub 102: Using the GitHub Desktop
  • GitHub 103: Using the Command Line

No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a self-directed, hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. The atmosphere is casual and informal—it’s not an event full of presented tutorials and copious note-taking. You will be able to go at your own pace with the help of a community mentor nearby in case you run into any trouble. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking and make some new friends while you’re at it!

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you’ll leave with a merged pull request, a square on your contributions graph, and the confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you’ve ever had a pull request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic. :sparkles:

Klarna Auditorium


For: Beginners to Git and GitHub
When? March 15, 2018 6:30-9:30 pm
Where? Klarna, Sveavägen 46, 111 34, Stockholm (This venue is wheelchair friendly, and provides gender-neutral restrooms)

If you do not yet have a GitHub account, we ask that you sign up before you attend the event. It’s fast, easy, and of course, free. This way you’ll be ready to go right out of the gate.

We will provide food and refreshments. If you have any food allergies, please let us know during registration.

GitHub Desktop 1.1 is now available

A fresh release of our Electron app is ready for your desktop. GitHub Desktop 1.1 builds on last year’s Electron relaunch with new features and enhancements that help you bring even more GitHub workflows to your desktop.

A screenshot of the new GitHub Desktop app

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Pull request list

The branch selector now displays open pull requests alongside the branches for the current repository. This makes it easy to check out a pull request as if it were a local branch. GitHub Desktop handles all the rote work necessary to work with the pull request, including adding the remote and setting the upstream branch so that you can keep up with changes to the pull request over time.

Selecting a pull request for the current repository

Commit status integration

Quickly see which pull requests pass commit status checks and which need more work. You can see if a pull request is passing from the list view or when the current branch has a pull request open.

Co-authoring commits

This release complements the co-author feature released a few weeks ago and makes it easy to add your collaborators as co-authors when you commit.

Filling out the commit form and adding the co-authors

If you work on code with other developers, adding a co-author is a simple and effective way to share credit for your work without having to add a description or find out a teammate’s email.

Syntax highlighting in diffs

GitHub Desktop now supports syntax highlighting when viewing diffs for a variety of different languages.

GitHub Desktop now has syntax highlighting for many different languages

Community involvement

GitHub Desktop is open source, and thanks to the community we’ve merged 62 contributions from 32 different contributors since 1.0 to fix bugs, improve existing features, and extend Desktop. Check out our release notes to see more details about these contributions.

Slack and GitHub: Your Ultimate Productivity Pair

Slack + GitHub

Development teams often use Slack to coordinate work together on GitHub projects–ourselves included—but following all of your team’s GitHub activity in Slack channels can get difficult as teams grow. To make it easier, we’ve partnered with Slack to bring you a new GitHub and Slack app. Together, GitHub and Slack are your ultimate productivity pair, providing greater visibility into development work, right alongside your team’s conversations.

If you’re using a previous version of the GitHub and Slack app, install the new app to upgrade today.

Stay up-to-date

The new Slack app brings GitHub activity right into your Slack channels to keep your teams up-to-date and productive. Subscribe to a GitHub repository from any Slack channel with slash commands (/github subscribe owner/repo), and you’ll automatically see updates from new pull requests, issues, code reviews, and deployments.

See the details

Whenever someone on your team links to a public GitHub page, you’ll see a preview of its content for instant context. Links to pull requests, issues, comments, code snippets, repositories, and users are all supported. Support for private repositories will be available soon, so your team can share and preview links to any project you’re working on together.

Open source, open platform

The best collaboration happens in the open. Our new integration is open source and built with the same publicly-available APIs used by apps in the Slack and GitHub ecosystems. Visit the GitHub repository to contribute code, submit feature requests or bug reports, and learn more about how the app works under the hood.

Coming soon

There’s much more to come—we already have some big features in store for upcoming releases that will help you do more with Slack and GitHub. Soon, you’ll be able to take action on pull requests, issues, and more right from your Slack channels, making it even easier to move work forward, from conversation to commit.

Get started

Install the GitHub and Slack app today to connect your GitHub repositories to your Slack channels. If you’re new to Slack, kickstart your team’s communication with a $100 credit.

Slack is where work happens. Paired with the new GitHub app, it’s never been easier to bring together the people you need and the tools you use to do your best work.

Learn more

Commit with confidence with new teacher training from GitHub

Campus Advisors

To support teachers who want to master GitHub, we’ve launched Campus Advisors—a training program built to help you commit with confidence and teach your students with real-world tools.

Our inspiration for the training comes from the teachers in the Education Community who innovate in their courses, help each other with recommendations, and contribute to open source projects.

The teachers out there never fail to amaze us. We’ve seen Taichi Furuhashi build a GIS course support Red Cross relief efforts, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel use open source to nurture reproducible research, Dan Wallach contribute scripts back to the community, and so many more examples of teachers doing impactful work. We’ve worked with hundreds of these passionate educators to create the curriculum for GitHub Campus Advisors.

Teacher training to master Git and GitHub

Over the past few years we’ve seen version control take hold in statistics, biology, ecology, libraries, and journalism departments, in addition to a becoming a standard in computer science and engineering courses.

One of the most common questions we hear from these teachers is “How do I use Git and GitHub?” We’ve seen the magical things that teachers do with GitHub, and we want to help.

The Campus Advisors training directly addresses classroom use and the needs of teachers in four modules:

  1. Git basics: understand how Git works so you’re better prepared to help your students when they get stuck
  2. Individual work: create, distribute, and collect coding exercises for your students to complete individually using GitHub Classroom
  3. Group work: strategies for creating group learning experiences that parallel real-world software development and techniques to understand individual contributions to group projects
  4. Student programs: opportunities for you to encourage self-directed technical education outside the classroom

All of these modules are online and available fo you to take at your own pace. Once you complete the last exercise, you can apply to become a certified GitHub Campus Advisor.

Support other teachers at your school

As a GitHub Campus Advisor, you’re not only an expert in Git and GitHub. You also champion the use of real-world tools at your school and help teachers new to GitHub use version control.

If you’re passionate about implementing new technologies at your school, or active in your continuing education community, get certified as a GitHub Campus Advisor and we’ll equip you with workshop materials, and custom goodies to show the world your expertise.

Start the training

Special thanks to all of the teachers who weighed in with the 2017 classroom survey, the folks who gave feedback at GitHub Universe: Teacher Day, and the teachers and librarians at Duke University who tested the curriculum in-person.

Weak cryptographic standards removed

Earlier today we permanently removed support for the following weak cryptographic standards on and

  • TLSv1/TLSv1.1: This applies to all HTTPS connections, including web, API, and Git connections to and
  • diffie-hellman-group1-sha1: This applies to all SSH connections to
  • diffie-hellman-group14-sha1: This applies to all SSH connections to

This change was originally announced last year, with the final timeline for the removal posted three weeks ago. If you run into any issues or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.


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