I learnt some GIT basics in this while. There are many books and tutorials available online for getting hands on with GIT. The GIT community book is what I found to be particularly powerful and easy-to-follow reference I would commend for all newbies.
I created my first SSH key and a public project to host branches of projects I'll work on.
My Gnome work will be hosted on the glassrose-GNOME project on Gitorious.org and I'll push my Empathy WIP branches in the Empathy repository in this project. :)