Why care about project organization?

Project organization is unglamorous but extremely important. Organizing your project files well from the start will make life much easier for you and anyone else who might be collaborating on the project. Many times in my life I’ve come back to a project that I previously looked at weeks, months or years ago, and had a very difficult time figuring out what I was doing and where I’d put critical files. A lot of this pain could have been avoided by following the suggestions in this notebook!

Starting a new project

Let’s say that you’re about to start a project on memory for pitch, and you’d like to create a new repository called pitchmemory. Danielle Navarro has created a template that you can use to initialize your new repository. Go to https://github.com/djnavarro/newproject/ and click on the green button labelled “Use this template”: