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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Universe is just around the corner and we wanted to take one more opportunity to acknowledge our 2017 Community Partners. The following incredible organizations were kind enough to assist with scholarship ticket distribution this year and we are looking forward to seeing them at the conference this week.
Last month, we reached out to our Community Partners and asked them to share why diversity and inclusion matters to them—here are some of their responses.
“If technology is going to be used to solve some of the problems facing society today, the people who have experienced these issues firsthand must be on the development teams. Diversity and inclusion must encompass all things—not just race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and educational background. It must include the various backgrounds and life experiences that make up our society.”
“We all benefit when we use everyone’s talents to make the world a better place. The more awesome people we have working on the world’s hardest problems, the better.”
“Older Women Coders recognizes the inherent value in older STEM workers. We know that older STEM workers are an underserved market because our own needs are not being met.”
“We believe that the difference that many refer to as a “technical mindset” versus a “non-technical” mindset is primarily cultural. Operation Code works to bridge that cultural gap with a welcoming environment and a friendly community.”
“It’s been proven that focusing on diversity and inclusion creates space for more voices to share knowledge, create ideas and thus solve problems better. That’s why we’re excited to attend the Github Universe conference, where there’s a focus on making sure those from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to learn, have their opinions matter, and solve problems with the best engineers in the universe.”
We’re beyond excited to see these organizations represented at GitHub Universe. If you weren’t able to buy your ticket, there are a few ways for you to join us remotely. Watch from a viewing party in Berlin, London, or Paris—or tune into the livestream at githubuniverse.com/watch.
Our flagship conference is just a week away, and tickets are almost sold out! Don’t miss your chance to hear about some of our biggest product ships, learn from industry experts in over 40 breakout sessions, and support a great cause at the Universe After Party featuring Neon Trees.
There’s something for everyone at our flagship community conference. If you can make it, here are a few events you might want to make part of your mission.
Executive keynotes at Pier 70
Get a closer look at new GitHub products and plans from Co-Founder and CEO, Chris Wanstrath, and SVP Technology, Jason Warner.
From using the command line to landing your dream job, experts from the GitHub Team are ready to help you do more. Just stop by the Ask GitHub area when you arrive!
The Universe After Party at Mezzanine
Support one of our closest nonprofit partners Maven—an organization that empowers LGBTQ youth to network, organize, and build tech solutions for social change—and celebrate with a set from our headliner, Neon Trees.
If you can’t make it to San Francisco, we’re hosting viewing parties in three cities across Europe. Join developers in your community for the next best thing to being there.
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.