- These programs are the GitHub Open Source Grants, GitHub Externships and Github Accelerate
- Github said that over 1.8 million new developers have joined GitHub in India over the past year with the community in India now totalling 5.8 million developers
GitHub has announced three new programs for developers, students and startups in India named GitHub Open Source Grants, GitHub Externships and Github Accelerate at the GitHub Satellite India virtual event.
GitHub COO Erica Brescia said that the future is extremely bright for India. It is leading innovations in e-commerce, education business growth among so many other domains.
Offer grants for a total sum of Rs 1 crore
GitHub will offer grants for a total sum of Rs 1 crore for the GitHub Open Source Grants to support the extremely valuable open source projects that are driving innovation across India. It wants to raise awareness of this important work to attract more software contributions from the developer community across the world.
For the GitHub Externships program, which builds on GitHub’s Campus offering by providing students the opportunity to engage with companies in India, via fellowship programs, and build the right skills future developers need, to succeed in an enterprise environment.
Github said that over 1.8 million new developers have joined GitHub in India over the past year with the community in India now totalling 5.8 million developers. The number of contributions on the platform, such as issues and team discussions increased by 75 per cent in India compared to about 40 per cent for the rest of the world over the past year.
GitHub ran a pilot program last year to provide access to GitHub Enterprise to startups in India. The program has seen outstanding engagement, with nearly 200 startups signing up, including AirMeet, Kawa Space, and ClearQuote, to name a few.
The extension of the GitHub program to startup accelerators, incubators and more venture partners in India, expanding the eligibility of the program to more than 1,000 new startups in the coming year
More than 10 million developers in India by 2023
Spread the code culture throughout the country
GitHub has also announced a partnership with the NASSCOM FutureSkills Program.GitHub will extend its GitHub Campus Program and Student Developer Pack to students, educators and institutes that are a part of NASSCOM’s university initiatives. Startups participating in NASSCOM’s incubator programs will also be able to access the GitHub Accelerate program.
The NASSCOM FutureSkills program aims at reskilling and upskilling two million professionals from the current IT workforce, and training another two million coming out of universities and other industry sectors across the country.