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GitHub Constellation is coming to a city near you


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.

Find a Constellation near you

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.

Introducing our Universe Community Partners


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:

  • Does their work assist in lowering barriers for people from underrepresented backgrounds to enter and succeed in the tech industry?
  • Do they have an audience that can benefit from complimentary tickets to the conference?
  • Are they making a positive social impact, namely in the geographic region where the conference will take place?

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.

Meet our 2017 community partners at GitHub Universe

Our 2017 community partners

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.

Who they are and what they do

  • Code Tenderloin’s mission is to remove barriers that keep people from securing long-term employment. They believe that homelessness, prior substance abuse, prior incarceration, or other barriers should not define a person’s future nor disqualify them from securing jobs.
  • Economic power is key to breaking the cycle of exploitation among vulnerable communities. AnnieCannons trains survivors of human trafficking to become software professionals. Their holistic program trains and equips survivors to independently support themselves and their families.
  • Techqueria is a professional community for Latinxs in tech where Latinx folks can network and advance their careers, offer low-income communities access to tech, and assist in increasing the opportunities for other Latinxs in tech.
  • /dev/color helps Black software engineers grow into industry leaders. They ensure Black engineers fulfill the promise of their talents, transform the industry, and use their resulting skills and position to give back to their communities.
  • Older Women Coders joined together to empower older coders, especially those who have “aged-out” of STEM. They seek to establish a channel of visibility for older women STEM workers, provide continuing education, and eliminate the stigma of age in tech.
  • Code2040 creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Black and Latinx people. The Code2040 Fellows Program builds bridges between top, college-level Black and Latinx computer science students and companies who are in need of their talent.
  • Operation Code is veteran-founded and led. Their mission is to help the military community (transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses) learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future through mentorship, scholarship programs, and community outreach near military bases.
  • Telegraph Track is a Hack Reactor community that supports underrepresented students as they go through Hack Reactor’s bootcamp. They offer a safe space, leadership development, mentorship, and networking opportunities to members. Then Telegraph Track connects members with companies that have diversity and inclusion top of mind.

Please follow GitHub’s Community Twitter account for announcements from our Community Partners in the coming weeks.

See what's in store at Universe


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.

Check out the full schedule

Come for the breakout sessions

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

See speakers

Stay for the workshops

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

Get tickets

Scholarships and accessibility at GitHub Universe

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.

  • Community partners: GitHub’s Social Impact Team is joining forces with several non-profits and meet-up groups that focus on increasing the number of people in the tech industry who come from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Individual scholarships: The deadline for individual scholarships has passed

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:

  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • Quiet/Meditation room
  • Nursing/Baby Care room
  • Closed captioning at all talks
  • ADA compliant venue spaces
  • Fresh water, treats, and an onsite relief area for service or therapy dogs

We hope to see you at Pier 70!

Patchwork Pittsburgh

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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.

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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:

  • 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:


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 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.


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