Contributing to dbatools & dbareports using GitHub Desktop

Repost from Recently, I presented to the Philadelphia PowerShell User Group about Contributing to Open Source PowerShell projects using GitHub Desktop. I chose this topic because a number of people have asked for step-by-step instructions on how to work with GitHub.

I love the command line, but with Git? I think it’s important to get the concepts down first and the Desktop version makes that a lot easier to contribute to projets like dbatools, dbareports and even PowerShell itself.

In the presentation, I pretty much follow along with the tutorial on our wiki called Your First Pull Request. But! I also included some information about working with PowerShell, PowerShell modules and PowerShell-centric GitHub repositories that was not in the tutorial, so there’s still some good information to gain even if you already know how to make a Pull Request.

So if you’ve wanted to get involved in the project but were a bit hesitant because you aren’t comfortable with git, check out this informative and fun video and Get-Contributing ;)

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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