GitHub for Designers, Non-Programmers

14 Jan 2015 Orbital NYC and 13 May 2015 Orbital NYC

This material is from the GitHub for Non-Programmers (Mac/OS X) workshop for 25x52, an initiative to launch 25 projects in 52 weeks.


These set-up instructions are also outlined in the README.md file.

  1. If you don’t yet have one, create a GitHub account
  2. If you don’t already have a text editor installed, download and install Atom editor. (optional: Preferences > Install autocomplete plus, autoclose html)
  3. Download & install (or upgrade) Xcode command line tools. For Yosemite (OS X 10.10+), follow these instructions. (Scroll down a bit to the section "MacOS Yosemite.") You'll need to create a Mac Developer account if you don't already have one.
  4. Install Git using Homebrew. Watch this brief video for instructions on installing Homebrew
  5. Set up GitHub SSH key.

Checking Your Set-Up

Let's check to make sure that your Git environment is set up properly. Open your Terminal app and type:

brew doctor

Since you just installed Homebrew, it shouldn't find any problems. But, if it does, go ahead and follow the instructions to fix problems it identifies. It's a good idea to run brew doctor every once in a while.