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GitHub tutorial for sensors


OSU-platform suggests to use as a tool for colaboration. Despite the fact, that GitHub dedicated primarily for programmers, it can be used to store not only software source code but also texts, images, etc. If you are not familiar with GitHub, you may read following articles:

You must have a GitHub account in order to follow the instructions.

1. Find template repository

OSU-platform provides a template repository to facilitate open design sharing. To find it, type “opensourceurbanism” in the search field.

You will find several repositories. Click on the repository “opensourceurbanism/template”

As an alternative, click the link on template

2. Fork the repository

Click on the button “Fork” on the top-right corner of the template page. This action will copy template repository into your GitHub account. Now you can edit it as you wish. Changes will not affect the original template.

As you may see, your new repository labeled “forked from opensourceurbanism/template”.

3. Upload files

To upload your project files (pictures, instructions, and so on) you may use the button “Upload files” or simply drag-and-drop files and folders.

  1. For example, you might want to add project photos. To do that, click on the folder “images”. There is only one file example.jpg.
  2. Click on “Upload files” button.

  1. Upload photos via dialog window or drag-and-drop files.
  2. When all done you may write a description in to explain for your peers what the files were uploaded.
  3. To save the changes you've made, click on “Commit changes”.

4. Edit the description

General information about project description - Guidlines for Sensors

The file contains a description template. To change it, click on link and on the icon depicting a pencil.

Github uses Markdown language for text formatting. Its syntax is lightweight and simple, please, read the Markdown Guide.

You can check how your page looks like by clicking on “Preview changes”. Red lines on the left depict deleted information, green ones show what you've added, and yellow ones show changes in the text.

To save information on the repository you should commit changes! Press the button on the bottom of “Edit file” tab (the same actions as in the previous section).

5. Rename the repository

To change the repository name on something more appealing, go to “Settings” tab, chose new name for your project and save changes.

6. Choose appearance

To make a project webpage (something like the example page) we will use GitHub Pages. Learn more on Getting Started with GitHub Pages.

Go to “Settings” tab and scroll to “GitHub Pages” section. Choose “master branch” from the dropdown list and save changes. Press “Change theme” button and choose a preferable one. After that, you will see your webpage address.

7. Enjoy the results

Congratulations! Now you have not only a project repository that anyone can copy and enhance but also a nice project page.

8. Add your project to catalog

The idea behind OSU is non-hierarchical peer production of urban design, therefore you can share your repository page as you like. If you wish your project to have appeared in the catalog on you must send us your repository page for pre-moderation.

Go to the catalog page and click on the “Add your project” button.

Fill in fields in the popup window. Paste your repository address from step 6. Once all fields filled in click on “Send” button. We will add your project after a revision. In any case, we will contact you via e-mail.

github_tutorial.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/03 20:22 by admin