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10. Open Debates

Vikram Dhillon

(1)Orlando, Florida, USA

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

—Alexander Hamilton

Technology has fundamentally changed how we communicate with each other. New tools and platforms allow us to share our stories more vibrantly than ever before. In this chapter, we focus on a cornerstone of discourse: debates. We build a Jekyll-based debate platform that can leverage the full capabilities of GitHub to host open debates. We begin with an introduction to the debate platform and the rules of an Oxford-style debate. After that, we provide an in-depth overview of GitHub and all of its features, including some features ...

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