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Create an account for each of the following services


GitHub is a web-based hosting and communication service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system.

  1. Sign up for an account at GitHub.
  2. Make sure to add a profile picture (professional profile picture) and your full name. A professional profile picture (a headshot with your face clearly visible) and your full name helps not only the staff but also help potential employers put a face to a name.


Slack is a popular tool for communication. We will be using this to communicate with you throughout the cohort. During the cohort, You will use slack to receive essential announcements, talk to your peers and instructors.

Go here to join the student slack community.

We also recommend downloading the app for your smartphone (if you have one)