A more connected universe

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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.

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Protect code with your dependency graph and security alerts

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.

Dependency graph

The new dependency graph gives you insight into the projects your code depends on and projects that depend on your code. Now you can see all of the packages and applications you're connected to, without leaving your repository. Your graph currently supports Ruby and JavaScript, and Python support is on the way!

Learn more about your dependency graph

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!

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Discover new projects with news feed and Explore

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.

News feed

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.

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Discover new projects

Explore

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.

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Other ways to connect

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.

See what else is new

This is just the beginning

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:

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Diversity and inclusion at GitHub Universe

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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."

  • Victoria Westbrook, Program Graduate and Director of Programs and Operations at Code Tenderloin

"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."

  • Makinde Adeagbo, Founder and CEO of /dev/color

"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."

  • Julee Burdekin, Older Women Coders

“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.”

  • Conrad Hollomon, Operation Code

“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.”

  • Albrey Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Hack Reactor

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.

GitHub Universe is almost here

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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.

Get tickets

Make this Universe yours

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.

Ask GitHub

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.

Check out the schedule

Watch where you are

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.

Join a viewing party

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GitHub Constellation is coming to a city near you

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Speak at GitHub Universe: three weeks left to submit proposals

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Katrina is an Open Source Advocate at GitHub. As a frequent speaker and proposal reviewer for conferences like GitHub Universe, she's seen hundreds of speaker proposals—and written a few as well.

GitHub Universe is returning to San Francisco this fall, and we're looking for new voices to lead our breakout sessions. Your stories are unique, and having lived them, you're the best person to share your insights with others. If you're new to speaking, don't let that stop you. We're more interested in your experience solving problems than how many talks you've given.

With our submission deadline approaching on July 28, we're inviting you to share your session idea with us. Speakers will receive an honorarium and travel accommodations to make sure budget isn't a limiting factor in your decision to participate.

Submit a speaker proposal

How to make your speaker proposal stand out

Here are some tips to keep in mind as you refine your speaker proposal.

Put your audience first.

Identify who can benefit most from your story. Even if it’s a first-person experience, tell it to those individuals in a way that helps them connect with it. Make them feel like they’re a part of your experience by framing it in terms of similar experiences they might have and what they can do with the information you’re sharing.

Set the stakes.

Establish a problem you’re addressing and why people should care. This is separate from the solution. Your audience will only care about a solution if you set up the problem in a way that helps them understand it and apply it to their experiences.

Work towards a solution.

After your audience understands the problem, help them understand how to approach it and what’s novel about your approach. It’s ok if you don’t have it all figured out, but make your experience actionable for others and describe possible solutions.

For more tips, check out Sarah Mei’s “What Your Conference Proposal is Missing”.

A few of my favorite Universe 2016 sessions

There were a lot of memorable sessions last year, but these ones stood out as particularly impactful.

Anjuan Simmons, "Lending Privilege"

Anjuan takes the often divisive topic of privileged and marginalized groups in technology, and puts each audience member on both sides of the divide. He makes the topic relevant to everyone and leaves nobody feeling like they’re to blame. After reframing and providing a place where we can stand together, he helps us look ahead with practical, actionable advice. It's a thoughtful, insightful talk that the audience continued to discuss throughout the conference.


Keavy McMinn, "GitHub Integrations"

Keavy sets the stage by telling stories about specific ways that GitHub's OAuth applications have caused frustration and failures. Whether you've experienced the problems yourself or not, you'll nod in sympathy and wince in empathy. Then she goes on to share the hero's journey of designing and implementing GitHub Apps, which solve many of the OAuth app frustrations. It's a story full of trials, blind canyons, and yaks—as an audience member, it's easy to think "this could be me", because every technical project has its tribulations. And the outcome of it all is a way for each of us to build something a new way, whether it's to scratch an itch or fix a thorny problem.


Pamela Vickers, "Crossing the Canyon of Cognizance: A Shared Adventure"

Pamela opens with the controversy that arose when Bloomberg asserted that "Everyone should learn to code". Drama is effective in catching audience attention, especially drama that they likely already have strong opinions about. She picks apart the major patterns in the disagreement and concludes that everyone shouldn't necessarily learn to code, but everyone should be able to learn to code if they want to. She frames the problem statement masterfully and connects it to the audience. She then goes on to describe the stages of learning, illustrating the common modes of failure, and what we can do differently to support and encourage learners at each stage.


See more of last year’s sessions

Learn more about speaker topics and tips

Watch this year's GitHub Satellite sessions

Over 600 people made their way to London and attended our second GitHub Satellite last month. From new developers to seasoned software entrepreneurs, attendees came together for two days of discovering information, skills, and people to make their projects even better.

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GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath began the day by sharing some new developments from around the GitHub Universe—including the launch of GitHub Marketplace, a new way to find tools that improve your workflow.

Then team members from Zalando, SAP, HSBC, Bloomberg, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation led sessions in "Build" and "Grow" tracks to share how how they've built tools and communities around the world. If you didn't get to hear from our Satellite speakers, the session videos are now available for you to watch on your own time.

Experience the Satellite Sessions

To see more of GitHub Satellite, watch our wrap-up video:

If you want to expand your orbit beyond Satellite, early bird tickets for GitHub Universe are on sale now. GitHub's three-day flagship conference is returning to San Francisco in October with more hands-on workshops and an after-party.

Learn more about GitHub Universe

Mission Report: GitHub Constellation

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先週の始め、東京で GitHub Constellation イベントが初めて開催されました。ソフトウェアに対して熱い思いを抱く 200 人の方が参加し、GitHub のエンジニア、お客様、またパートナー様による話を聞きました。参加できなかった方々に向けて、イベントのハイライトをお伝えします!

基調講演

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最初に、日本のカントリーマネージャーを務める藤田純と共に GitHub の最高業務責任者である Julio Avalos がステージに上がり基調講演を行いました。Julio は、日本のマーケットに対する GitHub のコミットメントに関して繰り返し言及し、日本では毎日 18 万人以上が GitHub を利用していることを示しました。また最近の製品ローンチに関する最新情報を提供し、ソフトウェア開発ツールをすべての人が利用できるようにする、という GitHub の目標について述べました。その後、長谷部良輔氏がステージに登場し、LINE で GitHub Enterprise を利用している経験について語りました。

セッションのハイライト

Constellation の出席者は、2 つのトラックでビジネスリーダーやテクニカルリーダーから話を聞きました。テクニカルセッションでは、Ruby のコミッターでエンタープライズ向けにクラウドサービスを提供する企業 Treasure Data のソフトウェア開発者である中村浩士氏(@nahi)による、エンタープライズソフトウェア開発での OSS の捉え方に関する包括的なディスカッションも行われました。Attractor Inc. の最高技術責任者、吉羽龍太郎氏は「ビジネスでの DevOps」という話の中で、ビジネスパーソンが DevOps の取り組みにどのように関わるかについて考察しました。話の中で、絶えず変化し続ける環境に対応してビジネスの効率を高めるための手段としてDevOpsが取り上げられました。話の最後で、吉羽氏は、なぜ DevOps がソフトウェア開発者に限らずビジネスパーソンとも関係するのかを説明しました。
また、藤田純が、Yahoo! Japan、サイバーエージェント、富士通研究所のお客様をステージに招き、各企業が実施しているソフトウェア開発へのアプローチに関してディスカッションを行いました。ディスカッションの中心となったのは、ソフトウェア開発のプラクティスおよびプロセスのさらなる向上のために、組織が取り組む必要のある文化的な変化についてでした。

GitHub meetup

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メインイベントの前に、GitHub コミュニティの皆様を招いて、Super Deluxe で交流イベントを開催しました。XTREME DESIGN、KDDI、Slack の各社からの講演者による啓発的な話が行われ、その後ビデオアーティストの高橋啓治郎氏 が Unity と GitHub を使ったオープンソースビジュアルアートのパフォーマンスをステージで繰り広げました。

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最後に、GitHub の日本のコミュニティ、およびスポンサーのクラスメソッド様、Constellation をご支援いただき感謝申し上げます。次回の開催を楽しみにしております。今年米国を訪れるご予定がありましたら、GitHub Universe でぜひお会いしましょう

Mission Report: Constellation Tokyo 2017

Last week, we hosted our first ever GitHub Constellation event in Tokyo. 200 software enthusiasts joined us to hear talks from GitHub engineers, customers and partners. In case you missed it, here are some highlights!

Keynote

We started with a keynote by GitHub's Chief Business Officer, Julio Avalos, who was joined onstage by Japan Country Manager Jun Fujita. Julio reiterated GitHub's commitment to the Japanese market, and revealed that there are over 180k people using GitHub daily in Japan. He also shared updates on recent product launches, and stated GitHub's goal of making software development tools accessible to everyone. Later, Ryosuke Hasebe took the stage to share his experience using GitHub Enterprise at LINE.

Session highlights

Constellation attendees heard talks from business and technical leaders in two tracks. The technical sessions included a comprehensive discussion of how to think about OSS in enterprise software development by Hiroshi Nakamura (@nahi), Ruby committer and software developer at enterprise cloud services company Treasure Data. In his "DevOps for business" talk, Ryutaro Yoshiba, CTO of Attractor Inc., discussed how business people can get involved in DevOps efforts. His talk focused on DevOps as an effort to increase the efficiency of businesses to adapt to ever-changing environments.

Jun Fujita also lead a discussion on stage with customers from Yahoo! Japan, CyberAgent and Fujitsu Labs to explore how they each approach software development. Much focus was on the cultural changes that organizations need to undertake in order to advance software dev practices and processes.

GitHub meetup

Before the main event, we opened our doors to the GitHub community by hosting a meetup at Super Deluxe, where speakers from XTREME DESIGN, KDDI, and Slack gave lightning talks before video artist Keijiro Takahashi took the stage to show off some of the open source visual art he makes using Unity and GitHub.

Thank you

Finally, thank you to our Japanese community, and to our sponsor, ClassMethod, for supporting Constellation—we'll be back! If you plan to be in the US later this year, we'd love to see you again at GitHub Universe.

Check out the full schedule for Constellation Tokyo

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先週ロンドンで開催されたGitHub Satelliteにご参加いただいたすべての方に感謝申し上げます。そして今回、私たちはさらに多くのデベロッパーやビジネスリーダーの皆様に会いに、6月6日に東京でConstellation Tokyoを開催いたします!Tabloidでのセッションおよびパネルディスカッションの1-Dayチケットをお持ちの方は、こちらから当日のスケジュールをご確認いただけます。

セッション例

  • GitHubの CBO (Chief Business Officer) Julio Avalos によるオープニングキーノート
  • Grow Session Trackにて、一般社団法人コード・フォー・ジャパンの関治之氏による 「シビックテック - 伽藍とバザールとオープンガバメント」
  • Grow Session Trackにて、株式会社富士通研究所の佐川千世己氏による 「デジタルイノベーションを支える富士通研究所の役割」
  • Build Session Trackにて、GitHubの鈴木順子氏による 「The Path to GitHub Enterprise Success」
  • Women Who Code Tokyoの佐藤紘美氏によるクロージングキーノートの後は、カクテルアワーをお楽しみいただけます

スケジュールの詳細はこちらからご確認ください

Constellation Meetup にぜひご参加ください

Costellation Tokyoのチケットは販売初日に完売しましたが、チケットをお持ちでない場合でも、都内で開催されるコミュニティの交流イベントConstellation Meetupにご参加いただけます。6月5日の夜には、Super Deluxe でビデオアーティストの高橋啓治郎氏によるパフォーマンスや、 XTREME DESIGN、KDDI などを代表するデベロッパーによる一連のライトニングトークが予定されています。飲み物や軽食を楽しみながら、オープンソースのデベロッパーや GitHub チームとの交流をお楽しみください。Constellation Tokyo のチケットをお持ちの場合は、Constellation Meetup に立ち寄られると、カンファレンスバッジを早めに受け取ることができ当日の混雑を避けることができます。

Constellation Meetupに登録する


Thanks to everyone who joined us in London for Satellite last week. Now, we’re heading to Tokyo to meet more developers and business leaders at Constellation on June 6. If you have a ticket for the full day of sessions and panel discussions at Tabloid, here's a peek at what your day will look like.

Sample schedule

  • Start the day with a keynote from GitHub's Chief Business Officer, Julio Avalos
  • Discuss "Civic tech: the cathedral, the bazaar, and open government" with Code for Japan's Hal Seki in our Grow Session Track
  • Hear from Fujitsu Laboratories' Chiseki Sagawa on "Digital innovation support" in our Grow Session Track
  • Explore "The path to GitHub Enterprise success" with Junko Suzuki of GitHub in our Build Session Track
  • Close the day with a keynote from Himi Sato of Women Who Code Tokyo and a cocktail hour

See the full schedule

You're invited to the Constellation Meetup

Constellation tickets sold out on the first day tickets were on sale, but you can still join us for a community meetup in Tokyo if you didn't get one. We'll be at Super Deluxe on the evening of June 5 for a performance by video artist Keijiro Takahashi and a round of lightning talks from developers representing XTREME DESIGN, KDDI, and more. Come meet open source developers and the GitHub Team over snacks and drinks. If you're registered for Constellation, you can also pick up your conference badge early and beat the crowds if you stop by the Constellation Meetup.

Register for the Constellation Meetup

Mission Report: GitHub Satellite

Keynote at GitHub Satelite

Earlier this week, we kicked off the second GitHub Satellite in London. In case you missed it, here are some highlights, along with a summary of platform updates we shared.

We started day one at Printworks with a keynote by GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath and Platform Engineering Manager Kyle Daigle. They shared a few platform updates, including the launch of GitHub Marketplace, a new way to discover and buy apps that customize your workflow.

On day two, we worked with chatbots, Electron, and Arduinos in hands-on workshops, and we ended the day with cocktails and refreshments at White Rabbit, an airy Shoreditch workspace.

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Platform updates

We launched a couple tools that make it easier to build on your process and integrate with GitHub in addition to GitHub Marketplace. Check out the production-ready version of our GraphQL API and GitHub Apps, fresh out of pre-release. For more details, see the platform update blog post.

Sponsors

GitHub Satellite would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors who provided coffee, waffles, floral installations, and mustachioed mascots made of LEGOS.

Sponsors of GitHub Satellite

Thank you

Finally, thank you to our community for launching the second Satellite into orbit—you made this one the best yet. We'd love to see you again at CodeConf and ElectronConf in July, and at GitHub Universe in October!

Announcing GitHub Universe early bird tickets and speaker submissions

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GitHub Universe, our flagship product and community conference, is just a few months away on October 10-12 at Pier 70 in San Francisco. Secure your spot with an early bird ticket or submit a speaker proposal if you'd like to lead a session.

Be at the center of Universe

Pick up an early bird ticket

Early bird tickets are available now for $399 and include two GitHub keynotes, four featured talks, 40 breakout sessions, and after party admission. You can also extend your Universe experience with a full day of hands-on workshops hosted by GitHub's Training Team. Early bird pricing will be available until August 1, but don't wait—they will sell out.

Get early bird tickets

Submit a speaker proposal

We're also calling for speakers to share ideas about tools, people, and businesses behind software during the GitHub Universe breakout sessions. There are 40 sessions and four session tracks this year following these themes:

  • Code: It's the nuts and bolts of software. Which programming languages and frameworks are enabling you to build the next release or solve a tough technical challenge? What development environment and tools are you using to get your ideas into code? How is data and machine learning influencing what you're building?

  • Architecture: Every technical decision comes with trade-offs. How do you plan for the future while tackling the practical technical problems you're currently facing? Explore the how distributed systems impact your application architecture, how an API-first approach informs what features you're building, and how to balance performance, flexibility, and complexity with service-based applications.

  • Operations: Writing software is only half the battle. Shipping new code into production takes coordination between teams and an integrated set of tools. Share your experience maintaining a scalable infrastructure, connecting continuous integration and deployment systems, and extending your development workflow to include performance, monitoring, and resiliency.

  • People: Behind every line of code is a person writing it. How do we, both as individuals and teams, impact what software we build? Discuss the value of collaboration, the practice of managing engineers, the place of mental health and wellness, and the challenges of building community.

If you have a story you'd like to share with the biggest developer community in the world, we'd love to hear from you. All levels of experience—in speaking and software—are welcome.

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Get to know the Satellite speakers

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Satellite speakers and attendees will be on their way to London next week for our biggest European conference to date. Learn more about the work and inspiration of two U.K.-based Satellite speakers, a GitHub Campus Expert and a Met Office Informatics Lab Lead Engineer.

If you want to meet them in person, there's still time to get your Satellite ticket.

Meet Amy Dickens

GitHub Campus Expert - Computer Science PhD at The University of Nottingham

How'd you get started in development?

I started out in recording technology and sound engineering as my bachelor's degree. We did some basic audio programming using MaxMSP and IDE for audio programming, and from there, my love of building things grew. I picked up processing in my final year and then some front end web development skills. After that, I joined the University of Nottingham to do a PhD in Computer Science.

What's the most interesting thing you're working on?

I'm currently researching computer vision and human computer interaction for my PhD on "Gesture Controlled Sound for Users with Complex Disabilities".

Do you have any side projects you want to share?

Yes yes yes. I am hugely enthusiastic about building communities that help women to get into tech and that promote gender equality in the industry. I recently built an interactive map at a hackathon that I'd like to expand to showcase where women are in tech around the world! It's open source and I'm totally up for suggestions as to what to do with it next. Take a look.

What are the biggest challenges you're dealing with?

Sensors and making things see. I’m currently working on Leap Motion Sensors, but they struggle to detect hands of people with certain conditions that cause closed hand syndrome. Plus, getting to grips with convolution neural networks in machine learning. I've just spent a few days on an AI and Machine Learning track at the Codemotion conference in Amsterdam, and it's got me hyped to investigate it more and how it could help my research.

Which emoji best represents you?

Well, that's a no brainer—totally 🦄

Meet Jacob Tomlinson

Lead Engineer - Met Office Informatics Lab

How'd you get started in development?

Since the first time I clicked “view source” on a web page, I’ve been fascinated with how code and markup can be converted into complex functionality. My interest grew from there and lead me down the path to server side languages and databases. It was then I discovered the power of Linux and fell in love with system engineering and architecture.

What's the most interesting thing you're working on?

I'm currently working on a project called Jade which involves building scalable interactive data processing systems to empower environmental scientists.

What are the best parts of what you do?

One of the best parts of my job is getting to collaborate with and learn from incredible people in the technology field. I’m fortunate enough to work alongside top engineers from NASA, Amazon, Microsoft, and more.

What does a normal day look like for you?

An average day involves sitting around a large table with my team writing code and configuring servers. We often entertain visitors and collaborators and play a key role in communicating what the Met Office is working on. I always try to have a lunchtime walk in the surrounding countryside to clear my head.

How do you manage your time?

I keep an A6 bullet journal. I find it really important to have a physical task list as apps are far too easy to minimize and forget about.

Do you have any side projects?

In my spare time I have been working on a Python chatbot framework called opsdroid. I use it alongside the awesome Home Assistant project to talk to my smart home, and we use it to power our ChatOps workflow within our team. It’s designed to be easy to configure with everything contained in one yaml file and easy to extend with simple Python decorator syntax.

What are the biggest challenges you're dealing with?

As with many people, we just have far too much data to process in the ways we’re used to. Coming up with scalable, flexible, parallelized solutions for data processing is both the biggest challenge and most interesting thing I’m working on at the moment.

Which emoji best represents you?

Tough question. My most used emoji is 🤓, so I’ll have to go with that one.


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CodeConf is back and ElectronConf is here

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We're heading to Seattle July 11-13 for CodeConf and ElectronConf, two back-to-back open source conferences—each with its own focus. Join us for three days of learning and building with fellow open source developers. Get your tickets now to take advantage of early bird pricing, and save even more when you purchase tickets to both events.

CodeConf July 11-12

This year, we’re highlighting open source technologies, and diving deep into browser and beyond-browser tools. We'll explore the latest in browser engines, the languages being used, and how they're breaking out of web and into native mobile and desktop software development. With over 30 sessions in two days, you're sure to walk away with enough know-how and inspiration to build the next generation of open source projects.

We're offering early bird pricing on general admission tickets for a limited time and calling for speakers who want to share open source lessons, projects, or skills. Whether it's your first talk or your fiftieth, we'd love to hear from you.

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ElectronConf July 12-13

After CodeConf, we're hosting ElectronConf, a brand new single track conference with a pre-conference workshop day. The event is dedicated to Electron, the best way to build cross-platform desktop experiences, and brings the entire Electron community together to learn best practices, see how other developers are using Electron, and find out what's next.

Share your experience with Electron as a speaker in one of the eight breakout sessions, lightning talks, or workshops.

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