In June, we hosted Constellation Tokyo, our first-ever conference in Japan. Now, we’re bringing this two-day event for software builders and entrepreneurs to cities around the world.
Every Constellation is customized to fit the city it’s hosted in. Most will have two events: one dedicated to the local GitHub community and another dedicated to how people use GitHub at work. Take a look at the host cities, and sign up for the event that fits your interests.
We’ve planned Constellation events in these cities, but we’ll keep adding stops.
Sign up to receive updates on the Constellation site if you don’t see a convenient location to meet us.
With GitHub Universe one month away we are excited to announce our 2017 Community Partners!
We choose Community Partners based on several criteria but the three main questions we ask ourselves when reaching out to potential organizations are:
GitHub’s push towards a more diverse, inclusive and accessible Universe is rooted in the fact that bringing together people from disparate backgrounds fosters innovation within our industry. If we’re not working to actively engage people from all walks of life, we’re doing our community a disservice. The more we can bring diverse communities together, the more enriching, educational and valuable an experience we can provide for everyone.
With that, we are happy to introduce you to this year’s Universe Community Partners. We encourage you to read ahead in order to learn more about them and the valuable work they do.
Please follow GitHub’s Community Twitter account for announcements from our Community Partners in the coming weeks.
With over 40 breakout sessions, 12 workshops, a benefit concert, and lots of learning in between—there’s something for everyone at Universe. We just released the full Universe schedule, so you can see exactly what’s planned for your three days of discovery and discussion in San Francisco.
Attendees will hear from the GitHub Team and software industry experts like:
Sara Cope, Developer at U.S. General Services Administration
Trent Willis, Senior UI Engineer at Netflix
Frances Haugen, Data Product Manager at Pinterest
Machisté Quintana, Senior Software Engineer at Slack
Cindy Payne, Tech Consulting Group Leader at Nationwide
Everyone has the opportunity to add on a workshop ticket and get hands-on experience with topics like:
“Nerdy Git: the commands you’ve heard about but are afraid to use” with Cynthia Rich, Trainer at GitHub
“How software teams use Heroku pipelines for continuous delivery” with Josh Lewis, Senior Web Developer at Heroku
“Mental wellness in tech” with Amanda Gelender, Director of Social Impact at GitHub
Update August 14, 2017: The deadline for scholarship applications has passed. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming GitHub Universe events.
GitHub Universe is approaching, and this year, we’re returning once again to Pier 70 in San Francisco October 10-12. As part of our efforts to make our conferences inclusive of people from all walks of life and enrich the experience for everyone, we’re excited to offer free tickets through scholarships and community partners.
Please note that none of our Universe scholarships include travel or lodging expenses. A scholarship only covers the cost of the conference ticket. Scholarship recipients are responsible for arranging and paying for all their own travel and lodging expenses to, from, and within San Francisco.
Scholarships aren’t the only one way we’re making GitHub Universe more accessible. This year, attendees can also expect:
We hope to see you at Pier 70!
Patchwork is headed to Pittsburgh! 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 on hand to walk the attendees through their choice of learning modules:
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!
Mentors: if you’ve ever had a pull request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic.
For: Beginners to Git and GitHub
When? August 7, 2017 6:30-9:30 pm
Where? The Shop, 621 North Dallas, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (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 at https://github.com 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.