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The International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events: Sunday March 18, 2018

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You’re invited to the third annual International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events (ICGJ), happening Sunday, March 18, at GitHub HQ in San Francisco.

Organized by Global Game Jam, ICGJ is an interdisciplinary conference for educators, researchers, professionals, and event organizers who organize or participate in game jams and hackathons. Check out the ICGJ website for the complete schedule of papers, presentations, lightning talks, and games being showcased at the event.

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Date: Sunday March 18, 2018
Time: 9 am - 6:30 pm PST
Address: 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Patchwork Stockholm

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Patchwork is headed to Stockholm! This event is open to beginners to Git and GitHub and mentors who want to help others learn. We’ll have stickers for everyone and a little something extra for the mentors, so we hope to see you there.

Special thanks to our partners for the event:

GitHubbers and community mentors will be available to walk attendees through their choice of learning modules:

  • GitHub 101: Introduction to GitHub
  • GitHub 102: Using the GitHub Desktop
  • GitHub 103: Using the Command Line

No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a self-directed, hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. The atmosphere is casual and informal—it’s not an event full of presented tutorials and copious note-taking. You will be able to go at your own pace with the help of a community mentor nearby in case you run into any trouble. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking and make some new friends while you’re at it!

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you’ll leave with a merged pull request, a square on your contributions graph, and the confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you’ve ever had a pull request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic. :sparkles:

Klarna Auditorium


For: Beginners to Git and GitHub
When? March 15, 2018 6:30-9:30 pm
Where? Klarna, Sveavägen 46, 111 34, Stockholm (This venue is wheelchair friendly, and provides gender-neutral restrooms)

If you do not yet have a GitHub account, we ask that you sign up before you attend the event. It’s fast, easy, and of course, free. This way you’ll be ready to go right out of the gate.

We will provide food and refreshments. If you have any food allergies, please let us know during registration.

Join us at Git Merge 2018 in Barcelona

Before your 2018 calendar fills up, start planning your trip to Barcelona on March 8 for Git Merge—an event dedicated to the developer community’s favorite version control tool. Whether you’re new to Git or built a company around it, you’ll walk away with connections and ideas that can help you get to the next step. Tickets are on sale now, and we’re taking Git Merge speaker submissions until January 20!

Speak at Git Merge

If you have a 30-minute session idea, we’d love to hear it. While Git Merge sessions are usually technical, we’re looking for a wide range of topics and presenters—don’t let a lack of technical (or speaking) experience stop you from submitting a proposal. If selected, you’ll receive tickets to Git Merge events, and we’ll help pay for your travel and accommodations.

Send us a proposal

Secure your spot

General admission tickets are on sale now for €99, and all proceeds will benefit the Software Freedom Conservancy. You can also add a ticket for our workshop day on March 7 until they sell out.

Get tickets

See what Git Merge is about in our 2017 recap video.


Mission report: GitHub Universe 2017


This week, more than 1,000 developers from around the world joined us at Pier 70 in San Francisco for our flagship conference. We learned new skills in workshops, heard from industry experts about the future of software development, and explored new GitHub products powered by the world’s largest collection of open source data.

Here’s a look back at who came, what they saw, and how they conquered this Universe.

GitHub Universe 2017

What’s new in the GitHub universe

We kicked off the first day of the conference with an opening keynote and product updates from GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath, Data Engineering Manager Miju Han, and Platform Engineering Manager Kyle Daigle.

They introduced new experiences that can help you protect your code and discover relevant projects:

  • Keep track of the projects your code depends on with the new dependency graph (and soon, you’ll get security alerts and suggested fixes from your dependency graph)

  • Find hand-picked resources and projects like yours with Explore

  • Get smart recommendations from your new “Discover repositories” feed

And we shared a data-filled review of the projects, people, and teams of 2017 (and the last ten years) that you can explore further in this year’s Octoverse.

See all of the updates


From Felipe Hoffa’s exploration of what we learn from 42 TB of Google code to Flora Dai’s search for efficient music discovery at Pandora, the 40 sessions that followed introduced new ideas from unexplored parts of the software universe.


Attendees who made it to the workshops got a full day of hands-on building with leading technologies and concepts, taught by the people who know them best. They built new Electron apps, learned new command line tricks, and discussed how to make their teams more inclusive in an inspiration-rich gallery space.

After Party

We wrapped up the first day of the conference with a benefit concert supporting Maven—our nonprofit partner that empowers LGBTQ youth to network, organize, and build tech solutions for social change—on National Coming Out Day. Our headliner, Neon Trees, played their hits as more of the community met each other over food truck bites and drinks at Mezzanine.


Our business and community sponsors kept the recharge power, waffle cones, cold brews, juice, and inspiration flowing throughout the event. Universe wouldn’t be possible without the imaginations and contributions from these organizations.

Universe sponsor logos

Thank you, GitHub community

Thanks for being part of 1.5 billion commits over the last decade together and for helping our third Universe take flight. If the last ten years are any indication, we’ve got a lot to look forward to. See you next year at Universe or at an event near you!

A more connected universe

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Almost a decade ago, GitHub was created as a place for developers to work together on code. Now, millions of people around the world use our platform to build businesses, learn from each other, and create tools we’ll use for decades to come. Together, you’ve shown that some of the most inventive, impactful things happen when curious and creative people have a space to work together.

Today, at GitHub Universe, we shared plans to build on our ten years of experience and 1.5 billion commits. We’ve taken the first step toward using the world’s largest collection of open source data to improve the way we collaborate with these new experiences.

Watch GitHub Universe

Protect code with your dependency graph and security alerts

There are millions of open source projects on GitHub. If you build software, your code likely depends on at least one of those projects. Now, our data can help you manage increasingly complex dependencies and keep your code safer as you work on connected projects—even for private repositories.

Dependency graph

The new dependency graph gives you insight into the projects your code depends on and projects that depend on your code. Now you can see all of the packages and applications you’re connected to, without leaving your repository. Your graph currently supports Ruby and JavaScript, and Python support is on the way!

Learn more about your dependency graph

Security alerts (coming soon)

Soon, your dependency graph will be able to track when dependencies are associated with public security vulnerabilities. We’ll notify people who have access when we detect a vulnerability, and in some cases, suggest a known security fix from the GitHub community.

Security alerts are the first in what we hope will be a robust collection of tools to keep your code safe, and we need people who build on our APIs to help us make them even better—and to keep security data current for the community. We can’t wait to see what you can do!


Discover new projects with news feed and Explore

With more than 25 million active repositories on GitHub, there are new ways to get involved in projects and communities every day. We have two improved experiences that will help you find the ones you’re interested in.

News feed

Your updated news feed connects you with opportunities to explore and expand your corner of GitHub like never before.

Behind the new “Discover repositories” feed on your dashboard, you’ll see recommendations for open source projects to explore. These recommendations are tailored to you based on people you follow, repositories you star, and what’s popular on GitHub.

You’re in control of the recommendations you see: Want to contribute to more Python projects? Star projects like Django or pandas, follow their maintainers, and you’ll find similar projects in your feed. You can also dismiss any updates you’re not interested in, and you’ll see less like those in the future. The “Browse activity” feed in your dashboard will continue to bring you the latest updates directly from repositories you watch and people you follow.


Discover new projects


We’ve completely redesigned the Explore experience to connect you with curated collections, topics, and resources from GitHub contributors around the world.

Collections are hand-picked resources from the GitHub universe and beyond. Browse collections to learn about ideas that interest you, like machine learning or game development, and find repositories and organizations that help you dig deeper.

Topic pages help you find projects related to technologies, languages, frameworks, or platforms—thanks to the GitHub community’s topic tags. Use topic pages to find all Android or CSS projects for example, and suggest edits to topic pages in our public repository.


Start exploring

Other ways to connect

We’re also introducing Premium Support for GitHub Enterprise, and we’ll be introducing a new Community Forum, Marketplace trial program, and team discussion tool soon.

See what else is new

This is just the beginning

These experiences are a first step in using insights to complement your workflow, but there’s so much more to come. With a little help from GitHub data, we hope to help you find work you’re interested in, write better code, fix bugs faster, and make your GitHub experience totally unique to you.

We can’t wait to get building, and more importantly, see what you build when you have all of the right tools and people behind you.

Today’s launches wouldn’t be possible without all of your work on open source projects over the last decade. The future of GitHub is in the hundreds of millions of commits you’ve already made. Thanks for everything you’ve contributed so far.

Want to see all of the work you’ve been a part of? See our community’s year in data:

Explore Octoverse


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