Let's Git it Started

This is written for people who generally try to avoid the terminal it can be scary, but Liferay.Design is a lot like Zelda (you don't have to go alone 🥁)!

Any of the designers here can help you, or at least point you to someone who can.

Set aside about 45 60 min to get set up.

Step 1: Create a Github Account (3 min)

  1. Set up a personal account
  2. Choose the "free" plan
  3. Tailor your experience if you'd like, this can be helpful

Step 2: Join the Team! (3 min)

  1. Look in your email for an invite to the Liferay Design GitHub Org you should have received one from Paul or Victor. If you didn't please reach out in the #t-design-github channel.
  2. Publicize your membership! If you'd like Liferay Design to show up on your profile, we strongly encourage you to follow GitHub's guide.

Step 3: Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) (3 min)

It can be slightly inconvenient, but we strongly believe that the tradeoff is worth the extra security.

See GitHub's guide to Configuring two-factor authentication — please don't hesitate to ask in the channel if you run into any issues!

Step 4: Familiarize yourself with Git and Github (20 min)

  1. Read Hello World and complete the tutorial. (10 min)
    • If you really, really, really aren't interested in this "technical" stuff, then this tutorial covers everything you'll need to create your bio page.
  2. Read Chris' post on Git Commit Messages this will help you avoid Paul-like commit messages.
  3. Read the Git Handbook (10 min) for a good overview on the theory behind Git and GitHub.
    • NB This is important and helpful information to understand at a high level because Liferay uses Git.
  4. Check out the GitHub's resources, and the team's Trello cards on Git.
Last modified on 2020.08.01
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