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Release Radar, Festive Edition · December 2022 – January 2023

Welcome to our special edition of the Release Radar . Between Christmas festivities, end of the year parties, Chinese New Year, or simply enjoying some time off, almost everyone has been celebrating – us too! Now we’re taking a moment to celebrate these awesome open source projects that shipped major version releases during December and January. GitHub...

The technology behind GitHub’s new code search

From launching our technology preview of the new and improved code search experience a year ago, to the public beta we released at GitHub Universe last November, there’s been a flurry of innovation and dramatic changes to some of the core GitHub product experiences around how we, as developers, find, read, and navigate code. One question we hear about...

Ludum Dare 52 staff picks 🕹

Ludum Dare 52, the weekend-long game jam that’s been running for almost 20 years, just wrapped up. This year’s theme was “harvest” and the number of game submissions grew to a whopping 1632! Ludum Dare is an online competition challenging participants to create a game from scratch in just a few days. The only catch is that entries must adhere to a...

Europe’s chance to be a leader in the age of AI

The GitHub policy paper on the AI Act can be found here. Hello. Thank you for having me here. Thank you to those watching online. I’m Thomas, and I’m a developer. And you know, I’ve been a developer so long—I normally see a few people in the audience I know. I have been to a LOT of developer conferences, but not to discussions about public policy....

How the GitHub Docs team uses GitHub Projects

It’s been said that documentation is like a love letter to your future self. If that’s the case, then GitHub Docs are love letters to our 100 million developers who turn to them everyday for help and support. Whether it’s a student who wants to sign up for an account or a seasoned senior developer who needs to set up GitHub Enterprise Server, Docs...

Enabling branch deployments through IssueOps with GitHub Actions

At GitHub, the branch deploy model is ubiquitous and it is the standard way we ship code to production, and it has been for years. We released details about how we perform branch deployments with ChatOps all the way back in 2015. We are able to use ChatOps to perform branch deployments for most of our repositories, but there are a few situations where...

Announcing the launch of the All In for Maintainers DEI Resource Hub

In 2021, we launched All In to provide the open source community with an opportunity to work together to create a powerful movement for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). From supporting over 300 students through our All in for Students program, to capturing 7,000+ voices in the 2021 Open Source DEI Survey and hosting 300 community members in the...

Open source’s impact on the world’s 100 million developers

The open source movement quietly underpins all of the technology we use to live and work. Open source is about more than just technology or a license—it’s about creating a culture of participation and collaboration, where anyone can contribute to making the world a better place. Open source software existed long before GitHub. But today, GitHub is...

GitHub Availability Report: January 2023

In January, we experienced two incidents. One that resulted in degraded performance for GitHub Packages and GitHub Pages, and another that impacted git users. January 30 21:48 UTC (lasting 35 minutes) Our service monitors detected degraded performance for GitHub Packages and GitHub Pages. Most requests to the container registry were failing and some...

Skilling for the future: How GitHub is advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within open source communities

At GitHub, our goal is to build a platform and galvanize an open source community that everyone can be a part of and make meaningful contributions. The future of software development is collaborative and equitable, made up of amazing people from diverse backgrounds and experiences who work together to advance society through open source technology....

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