👋 Teachers! Introduce yourself here

(Nazir Ahmed Sabbir) #384

Hi Everyone! :slight_smile:

This is Nazir Ahmed Sabbir, I am from Bangladesh. Studying B.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering at Daffodil International University .

I am Founder of Xpert Stack, a trainer of Web Design and Development. I have a background in Software Development and Web Engineering. I’ve been teaching for last 3 years. Now I have 30 students active in the web development. I use GitHub to share class notes, assignments and other stuffs.

I’m trying to encourage all my mentee to use Github for their classes, projects and ideas they might have.

Learning something new everyday and sharing that knowledge with others is my passion!!

(Diego Fernando Marin) #385

Hello, everyone. :wave:
I’m Diego Fernando Marin, from Cali - Colombia. I’m a father, a teacher, a scuba diver, and a software engineer. I teach some programming courses at Universidad Santiago de Cali, and Universidad Libre.
I like to get my students involved with modern software tools, and i think Github is an excellent start.
See you around.

(Vanessa) #386

@dfmarin can’t wait to hear more about your course. What are you trying out this semester?

(Adriaan van der Bergh) #387


Adriaan here… I’m a teacher at the International School of Düssedorf in Germany. :beers:

When I’m not working on a project, I’m probably riding my Evolve Board or exploring a new city…


(Stephen Cerruti) #388

Hello all,

You may remember me from such films as “The League of Amazing Programmers” where I played a mostly volunteer teacher who began the push to use GitHub for Education for our classes.

I have taken on a new role at e3 Civic High on the 6th floor of the San Diego Central Library where I will be teaching an Introduction to Python course and I will be using programming in my Integrated Math 2 courses.

At e3 I’m starting from scratch and working predominantly on my own. Since my students are for the most part older and starting to prepare seriously for college that will be a primary focus. I would like them to be in a position to start building profiles of projects and to start contributing to projects in the real world, I believe that GitHub is the perfect place for them to do that.

Since I am already behind (the new semester starts tomorrow morning) I would welcome any resources you have used, especially if you have integrated programming into high school math.

Warmest regards,
Stephen Cerruti
Learning Facilitator, e3 Civic High
engage - educate - empower

(Scott Sanicki) #389

Welcome Stephen!

I would welcome any resources you have used, especially if you have integrated programming into high school math.

You might want to create a new topic to expand on what kinds of resources would be useful to you.

Have you already seen our open source lesson plans for teaching Git and GitHub?


(Kevin Brightwell) #390


Name is Kevin Brightwell, I’m a graduate student whom is now teaching a group of 120+ Software Engineering students at Western University. You can see some of the material Im using available here: https://uwoece-se2205b-2017.github.io.

My Github handle is Nava2.

I’ve been working on writing some tools for working with Sakai for my TAs and trying to push to get Github used more often in my university’s SE program!

(Vanessa) #391

@Nava2 welcome :slight_smile:

Thank you for sharing your curriculum and assignments for Data Structures and Algorithms–know several folks in this crew are also using GitHub + an LMS and teaching Data Structures who will benefit from this!

I caught this on your course website and chuckled at the warning on the calendar:

(Kevin Brightwell) #392

Oh, it’s changed more than I care to admit.

The source for the website (not the lectures or labs, yet) is actually hosted here as well: https://github.com/Nava2/uwo-course-site-seed

Forgot to put that in!

(Barış Aktemur) #394


I’m Baris Aktemur; an assistant professor of Computer Science at Ozyegin University. I teach the courses listed below. I use Github mostly for students to submit their projects. This semester I’m going to use Github’s Classroom feature for the first time.

(Toufiq Amin) #395

Hi everyone,

I’m a lecturer in the School of Applied Science at Sabiprobi,BD

I use GitHub for all my modules, with a different organisation for each.

(Michael Cullen) #396

Hello Teachers and Github classroom. I’m Mike. I am a mathematics teacher at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls CT. I have stepped up to teach AP Computer Science A (Java) for our students this year. I am brand new to coding, computer science, java, GitHub, etc. Basically, I am a newbie trying to stay one step ahead of my students during this initial year.

I would like to learn more about GitHub and GitHub Classroom in order to integrate it into my classroom workflow.

I look forward to learning more from all your experiences.


(Vanessa) #397

Hi @cullenmrc, welcome! Glad you’re here.

A few resources for you as you dig into to building your curriculum:

Feel free to post questions here as you go this spring (and share your successes!)

Hi @aktemur welcome :slight_smile: which class are you using Classroom for? Let us know how it goes!

(Vanessa) #398

Hi @ToufiqAmin welcome :slight_smile:

How did you come to settle on the design of one organization per module? (Curious teachers may want to know!)

Thanks, and glad you’re here. VMG

(Barış Aktemur) #399

Dear @mozzadrella,

I’m using Classroom for my Compilers course.

Here is the first challenge I encountered :slight_smile: If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

  • I created an assignment based on a repository as the starter code.
  • The repo is copied for each student.
  • I then wanted to add a new piece of code to the starter code.
  • I can’t push into the student repositories (except for doing this manually for each repo). Because they don’t appear as forks of my starter code, a pull requests cannot be issued, either.
  • I had to delete the assignment and create it from scratch.

Is there a capability that I’m missing here?

Also, a minor feature request:
It would be great to be able to start an assignment from a particular commit of a repository, not only its HEAD.

Thank you.

Workarounds for Updates to Starter Code in Classroom
(Jeremy H) #400

Hi all,
I am an instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This semester I am teaching intro to OO programming, and a unix course. Source control is an extra topic in the unix course, and I’m hoping to cover git this term.

(Emlam) #401


I teach HTML, CSS and JavaScript to high school youth. My students are first-generation and are very eager to learn to code!

(Steve Brownlee) #402

So glad that I finally joined the community! My name is Steve Brownlee and I’m the Lead Instructor at Nashville Software School, which is was the first non-profit software development bootcamp in the US.

I started using Github Classroom for our 11th cohort back in October of 2015 and it’s been an invaluable tool ever since. Being able to create individual exercises, group exercises and assessment repositories in our Github organization, and then let student work on their own copies of it vastly reduces the manual labor and confusion that would exist without Classroom.

Since DVCS via Github is a Core Skill that our students must be strongly proficient in upon graduation, having another tool that integrates with their workflow strengthens their knowledge even more.

(Klobitz) #403

I’m a high school student activities director. I oversee a million things so always leveraging tech to my advantage or simply to survive! Recently planned Devil Hack, huge success and cannot wait for 2018. Starting to plan for a youth tech camp for this summer.

(Bittin) #404

Hello my name is Luna Jernberg and i work with http://www.atom.io and HTML and other stuff at http://tabyfriskola.se/