How to create a github profile?

Creating a GitHub profile is a straightforward process that allows you to interact with millions of other developers and share projects. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create a GitHub profile:

Step 1: Sign Up

  1. Navigate to GitHub’s website
  2. Click on the green “Sign up” button on the top right of the home page.
  3. Fill out the form on the next page. You’ll need to enter a username, email address, and password.

Note: Choose a username that you’ll be comfortable using as a professional handle online, and use an email address that you check regularly.

Step 2: Choose Your Plan

  1. On the next page, choose your personal plan. You can select the free plan. For most people just getting started, the free plan is more than sufficient.
  2. After selecting your plan, you’ll be prompted to answer a short survey. You can skip it if you want.

Step 3: Verify Your Email Address

  1. Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll need to verify your email address. Go to your email inbox, find the email from GitHub, and click on the verification link.
  2. After your email has been verified, you’ll be redirected back to GitHub.

Step 4: Set Up Your Profile

  1. Now that you’re registered, click on your profile photo in the top right corner and choose “Your Profile”.
  2. Here you can set up your profile by clicking “Edit profile”. You’ll be able to add a photo, write a short bio, and add the city you live in.

Step 5: Add Github URL in your profile

Directly from your browser’s address bar, you can copy the URL of the repository. The URL will look something like this: https://github.com/username, the “username” is the GitHub username

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Note: This is a professional space, so choose a profile photo and fill out details that you would be comfortable with potential employers or collaborators seeing.

Step 5: Create or Join a Repository

Now that you have your profile set up, you’re ready to start using GitHub.

  • To create a new repository: Click on the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner of the home page and select ‘New repository’. Give your repository a name, a description (optional), and choose whether to make it public or private. Also, you may initialize it with a README file, .gitignore file or a license.
  • To join an existing repository: Use the ‘Search’ bar to find existing projects. When you find one you’re interested in, you can ‘fork’ it to create a copy in your account, or ‘clone/download’ it to work on it locally.

Step 6: Get Familiar with GitHub

To become proficient at using GitHub, you’ll need to become familiar with creating branches, making commits, opening pull requests, and merging pull requests. There are many excellent tutorials available online, and GitHub itself offers a “Hello World” guide to help you understand the basics. It can be found here.

Note: Always remember to respect the work of others. If you are contributing to someone else’s project, be sure to follow their contribution guidelines, and never use someone else’s work without proper attribution.

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