There is no knowledge of Git or GitHub required although these technologies are used under the covers. To fully understand the architecture, you will need to have used Git and GitHub and be comfortable with the Windows command line. It is also preferable that you have used Git Extensions previously.
For evaluation, all the setup of Git and GitHub is either performed by the Visual LANSA install or has been pre-configured in the Cloud. You may deploy to the Cloud as soon as the Visual LANSA evaluation version has been installed.