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GitHub Announces Three New Programs For Developers, Students And Startups In India

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  • 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

The company said, ” In public repos, the number of contributors increased by 80 per cent over the previous year and over 1 million developers created their first repository on GitHub in India, making it the fastest growing country in the world, in terms of developers contributing to open source. GitHub predicts the community will grow to more than 10 million developers in India by 2023. “
Companies like Infosys, InMobi, Udaan, ShareChat, Capillary Technologies, Swiggy, ArisGlobal among others have schosen GitHub to  build the software for their businesses.

Spread the code culture throughout the country

Maneesh Sharma, country manager at GitHub had previously said last year that Github aims to make India the largest market from the third largest at present. At an interaction after the event, he added, “These programs announced today are the first step towards establishing that.These steps have come out from the feedback we have received from various communities. The idea is to get enterprises, students and open source to work in sync with each other. There are thousands of startups in the country. We want to work with them more proactively to 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.

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