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Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.

You have just taken the first step towards becoming a Skills Network Author and joining a community of passionate content creators.

How to get started

1Create an IBMid

In order to author Courses and Guided Projects, you need an IBMid. If you already have an IBMid (or w3ID for IBM employees), please continue to step 2. If not, you must first create an IBMid for yourself.

2Create a GitLab account

A GitLab account is required to manage the assets you will create for your courses. If you already have a GitLab account, please continue to step 3. If not, you must go to and create a GitLab account.

3Start Building

Once you have created an IBMid and GitLab account, you’re ready to start building Courses and Guided Projects. We can’t wait to see what you create!