India has become the fastest-growing country in open-source donation since it added 1.8 million developers to GitHub last year. It has now become the best code hosting platform. GitHub officially launched its operation in India in February 2020. The local community now has 5.8 million developers, who have built 7,300,000 shelters. According to a statement released Friday, more than a million developers have made their first archive in Github India in time.
“We currently have about 200 employees in India. Since we launched the office in February last year, we will continue to grow at a good rate,” said Erica Brescia, COO of GitHub, at an online press conference. The company has refused to provide its employees worldwide; compared to 40% worldwide, platform contributions increased by 75% in India. GitHub also said it expects the developer community in India to hit ten million by 2023. ” Since the COVID, India has shown tremendous growth in daily activities. The users’ engagement has also increased on several folds, which have made Indian software development and investments powerful,” said Maneesh Sharma, country manager, GitHub India.
Since the COVID, India has shown tremendous growth in daily activities. The users’ engagement has also increased several folds, making Indian software development and investments powerful. The platform also said that the use of its business offerings – GitHub Enterprise – tripled last year. Companies using GitHub in India include Infosys, Cognizant.
Speaking at the Github Satellite India event on Friday, Brescia also announced three new programs aimed at the Indian engineering community – GitHub Open Source Grants, GitHub Externships GitHub Accelerate. Under open-source grants, GitHub will assist in Rs 1 to fund selected projects from startups in India.
The GitHub Externships program will allow students to partner with Indian companies through engagement and skills development programs. GitHub also said it had seen a 142% growth in student participation. More than 100,000 students signed up for the GitHub Student Developer pack and partnerships with more than 100 higher education institutions in India.