Hello. I teach software engineering, web development, and game development with the Computer Science department at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. I'm also involved in computer science education research and coordinate K-12 outreach efforts for our department.
I've been teaching for ten years, and have also spent significant time in industry as a software developer. I have a Bachelors in Computer Science, a masters in Computer Game Technology, and am finishing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Design.
I've used Git and Github in my teaching for several years - especially for group projects. In my software engineering course, students work in teams of 3 building open-source software to support K-State's research and extension mission and host their projects on Git. We use a variant of SCRUM for the development effort, and students submit a tagged release at the end of every sprint.
Lately I've been leveraging the GitHub classroom to disseminate starter code for several of my other classes.