In order to start creating courses, challenges and/or projects on the DataCamp platform you need to have a DataCamp account and a GitHub account. For courses and challenges (but not projects) you also need to authorize DataCamp to manage your GitHub account.
The remainder of this page will walk you step-by-step through the setup process. Alternatively, you can follow along with this video:
Create a DataCamp account
If you don't already have a DataCamp account, visit datacamp.com, enter your email address, and choose a password. You can also log in using your LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google+ account.
Once you have created your DataCamp account you can proceed with creating your GitHub account.
Create a GitHub Account
DataCamp uses GitHub behind the scenes for hosting, versioning, and collaborating on content. In case you're not familiar with Git (the version control technology behind GitHub) we highly recommend you check out the official documentation or our Introduction to Git for Data Science course on DataCamp!
Creating the new account
To create a new account visit the GitHub registration page and complete the three steps process.
The first step is providing your login information. Fill in all three required fields, then click the "Create an account" button to proceed.
Next, choose your plan. We recommend you start with the free plan and upgrade later if necessary.
You can skip the final step or fill in your details if desired.
Link DataCamp and GitHub
Finally, you need to allow the DataCamp application to access your GitHub account so you can take full advantage of our authoring tools. Follow these steps to provide authorization:
- Visit datacamp.com/teach
- Click on the "Link GitHub Account" button
- When promoted by GitHub, click the "Authorize" button
- Once authorization is complete you will see your Teach dashboard
Now you're ready to start creating content!