Three Million Users

Monday night, on the very first day of our all-hands winter summit this week, the three millionth person signed up for a GitHub account. That’s three million developers building software better, together.

We launched GitHub in April of 2008 and have been off and running ever since. In September of 2011 we celebrated our first million users nearly three and a half years after launch. We marked our second million in August 2012, just short of a year later. This latest batch of one million amazing developers joined GitHub in just the last five months.

I am constantly in awe of the amazing work being done on GitHub. We’ll be celebrating the 5 millionth repository being hosted on GitHub any week now. These five million projects are what is enabling software to eat the world.

We would love it if you came to celebrate with us this Thursday at Code Bass in San Francisco. Thank you for all the love and support.

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