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  • 📢 Wednesday, 07:00 - 13:30

Knowing how to use GitHub and all its associated tools gives you superpowers. This workshop gives you the skills and know-how to impress your developer friends.

GitHub has become one of the central components of the modern tech industry. Much of the code powering the web, the internet, and the business running on these platforms is developed on GitHub, and when you want to try out new technologies, GitHub is usually the best place to start.

GitHub is also a developer platform, which makes it immediately intimidating to anyone who does not consider themselves a developer. This workshop was created to change that.

GitHub for the Rest of Us is for everyone, in all roles and at all levels. In the workshop you’ll learn:

  • How science fiction helps us understand version control concepts.
  • How version control works at a practical level.
  • How to set up and manage your own GitHub repository.
  • How to have discussions and manage projects on GitHub.
  • How to contribute to projects through GitHub.
  • How cloud computing through GitHub Codespaces means you can do everything in your browser.
  • How GitHub Copilot gives you a personal pair-programmer to help you do the impossible.
  • How to build an advanced modern website from scratch even if you have zero coding experience.
  • How to acquire a healthy disrespect for the sanctity of technology and the code that runs it.
  • How to impress your colleagues and make your developer friends envious of your skills.


  • Laptop with an internet connection and a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, Safari)
  • GitHub account (sign up at
  • Working knowledge of how to use a web browser
  • Helmet (to prevent your head from exploding with all the new skills and knowledge you’ll acquire.

About Morten Rand-Hendriksen 👑

As designers, developers, and technologists we are uniquely positioned to not only build, but shape the future for our users and ourselves. Let’s embrace that power and use it for good!

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is from Nesodden and has a degree in philosophy from UiO. He then moved to Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada where he built a career, first as a web designer and then as an expert on web technologies and the intersection between humans and the internet.

For the past 15 years he's made courses for and LinkedIn Learning covering design, web standards, bleeding edge technologies, and ethics. In his spare time he builds Lego space ships with his 6 year old son and dances ballroom with his wife.

For his talk, technology educator and recovering philosopher, Morten Rand-Hendriksen takes us on a journey from past mistakes to future possibilities. His radical proposal: Make the capabilities granted people through our designs and how they can use them to bring value to their own lives the meter with which we measure success. Design has the power to change the world. Using a Capability-Centered Design approach helps us build futures where we can all thrive by doing and being what each of us has reason to value.

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