This was originally a comment on reddit, but I figure it’d help other folks out, so I’m going to put it up here too.
So git, is a great tool for backing up your code projects, allowing you to easily save and manage different versions of your project among your friends and coworkers. But despite all the friendly packaging, on github, it was really intimidating. I didn’t know what a branch was, let alone a fetch, merge or anything even more complex like trunks and bisecting. Eventually though, I got the basics sorted out. It was enough to send (push) a few of my repositories over to github. This was my basic experience: