Before we start coding, let's join Free Code Camp's chat rooms. You can come here any time of day to hang out, ask questions, or find another camper to pair program with. First you'll need a GitHub account.
Click the "Open link in new tab" button below to open up GitHub. Create a GitHub account by filling in the form. Be sure to use your real email address - GitHub will keep this private. Then check your email inbox for an email from GitHub. Open it and click the "verify email address" button inside it.
Click the pixel art in the upper right hand corner of GitHub, then choose settings. Upload a picture of yourself. A picture of your face works best. This is how your fellow campers will see you in our chat rooms, so look your best. You can add your city and your name if you want.
Open Free Code Camp's open-source repository. This is where our volunteer team collaborates on building Free Code Camp.
Now that you have a GitHub account, you can join our main chat room by logging in with GitHub. Introduce yourself by saying "Hello world!" Tell your fellow campers how you found Free Code Camp. Also tell us why you want to learn to code.
Our chat rooms are extremely active. You should change your settings so you're only notified if someone mentions you.
Please note that all of our chat rooms are visible to the public. If you need to share sensitive information, such as an email address or phone number, do it in a private message.
Keep our chat room open while you work through our challenges. That way, you can ask for help if you get stuck. You can also socialize with other campers when you feel like taking a break.
You can also download the chat room app to your computer or phone.