Great to see this community take shape! I'm Soumya (@soumyaray) and I teach at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.
My classes that use Github are called Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Service Security. Students in these classes publish all their projects as open source on Github, and integrate it with other services: Travis CI for continuous integration, Codeship for continuous Deployment, Slack for team discussions, and make extensive use of AWS service like SQS, DynamoDB, and others.
All student teams have to produce a working web application with distributed API and front-end apps. We're using Ruby and Sinatra, and focus heavily on architectural design (refactoring with service objects, form objects, view objects, and so on), and strongly care about privacy and ethics.
You can find out more about me or my classes (syllabi, etc.) on my website (soumyaray.com).
And if you're teaching web development, join my students, me, and local entrepreneurs on our Facebook group to discuss Web Service Development.
Lastly, a quick shout out to @armandofox and his team for their excellent MOOC that initially got me going in this direction with my teaching!