GitHub is more than just a programmer’s tool. If you want to collaborate on anything, you should give it a try. Part 1 of a two-part look at getting started with GitHub.
Loren Orsini put together a great introduction to GitHub. It’s a must read (at least, if you are not already a part of the GitHub phenomena). What makes GitHub interesting is the social experiment aspect of sharing code. This is the first creative collaboration that made inventing new software “social:”
Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in the world. Whether you’re interested in participating in this global mind meld or in researching this massive file dump of human knowledge, you need to be here.
That makes it interesting, as well as practical. On the practical side, it’s an absurdly economical way to manage source code, organize your code development, and make sure your team is “doing the right thing” when it comes to software development.