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GitHub Octoverse 2017 Overview - Top Trends
At DashBouquet we actively use GitHub so obviously we keep an eye on all the information related to it. Recently GitHub released a summary for 2017 with lots of numbers and data in it – all about developers and their use of GitHub. We thought it would be a good idea to share it with you because for sure you are part of these numbers as well.
First of all, this year the community on GitHub hit 24 million developers from 200 countries with 1.5 million total organizations and 67 million total repositories.
The numbers are impressive indeed and now let’s break them into more details.
Counting from September 2016, the GitHub community generated 25.3 million active repos, meaning committed code, created comments, etc. There were also created 12.5 million active issues and 1.3 million new requests. But this data is very general and since we are writing our blog for developers, for sure you’d like to learn about the top programming languages on GitHub.
So what’s the summary? 6.7 million new developers since 2016 and 451k new organizations. The majority of newcomers identify themselves as students and 28% claim they are professionals. What’s interesting is that 45% percent of newbies say they have a bit of experience and 45% say they are completely new to the programming. GitHub is all about helping to build, use and share software. GitHub team works on finding new ways connecting people and software through events and building partnerships with nonprofits worldwide. Figures don’t lie with 121 social impact events sponsored, 14 patchwork events held and 667 new non-profit accounts created.
Which is a pretty convincing argument why one should join GitHub ASAP?
Based on the State of the Octoverse 2017.