Getting started

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Follow these steps to get started![1]

What you need to do to get started

Computer scientists use special tools to solve problems. Learning how to correctly use your tools is an important part of becoming a computer scientist or programmer.

When you first start using a new tool it can feel confusing, overwhelming or weird. Don’t worry! This topic is concerned with the very first steps in setting up your tools. The more you use a tool, the better you become.

Join Google classroom

Please make sure you have joined our google classroom. Your teacher will give you a google classroom code. If you have any trouble, please let your instructor know.

Bookmark the following sites



Register for repl.it

Please click here to request repl.it signup page Once the page has been rendered by your browser, please follow the instructions to register.

  1. Please make sure you use only your school email address
  2. Please make sure your username:
    1. Does not contain your last name
    2. Does not contain any personally identifiable information
    3. Does not contain any inappropriate content

Most students use their first name, for example, Tom312 or Felix123. After you register, you might get a bunch of questions. You can ignore the questions or just randomly choose some languages.

Register for github

Please click here to request github signup page Once the page has been rendered by your browser, please follow the instructions to register.

  1. Please make sure you use only your school email address
  2. Please make sure your username:
    1. Does not contain your last name
    2. Does not contain any personally identifiable information
    3. Does not contain any inappropriate content

Most students use their first name, for example, Tom or Felix123 After you register, you might get a bunch of questions. You can ignore the questions or just randomly choose some languages.

Install and setup Visual Studio Code

  1. Click here for instructions to install Visual Studio Code

References