Over the past year, 10M new developers joined the GitHub community, contributing to 44M+ repositories across every continent on earth. Behind the world’s code is a global and growing team of contributors, and 80% of them are contributing from outside the US.
This year, we’ve seen that software development is, more than ever, a community endeavor. The Octoverse is growing more interconnected as it becomes easier to find and build on work from others around the globe. And some of the top open source projects not only have thousands of contributors—they’re dependencies for millions of repositories.
How developers work is also changing fast, with new ways for people to work together across passion projects, open source software, and at companies everywhere more easily and securely than ever before. To celebrate 365 days of achievements, let’s look back at the code and communities built on GitHub this year.