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GitHub Milestones

A timeline of significant moments in GitHub's history.

2020

February

GitHub announces subsidiary in India

March

GitHub for mobile is released for all users

GitHub announces the GitHub Teacher Toolbox

April

GitHub is free for teams

GitHub acquires npm

GitHub surpasses 50 million users

2019

January

GitHub announces free private repositories for all developers

April

27 million security vulnerability alerts sent to users

May

GitHub Packages is introduced

GitHub Sponsors is announced

GitHub acquires Dependabot

June

GitHub acquires Pull Panda

GitHub Desktop 2.0 is released

August

GitHub announces CI/CD and more for GitHub Actions

GitHub surpasses 40 million users

September

GitHub acquires Semmle

November

GitHub aims to preserve OSS with the GitHub Archive Program

GitHub Security Lab is unveiled

GitHub Actions and GitHub Packages are generally available

GitHub for mobile is announced

2018

April

GitHub Learning Lab is released

May

Electron 2.0 is released

June

Microsoft announced it is acquiring GitHub

July

GitHub reaches 30 million developers

October

2018 State of the Octoverse report is released

GitHub Actions is released

Microsoft acquires GitHub

November

More than 100 million repositories hosted on GitHub

2017

March

GitHub Enterprise Cloud is launched

GitHub open sources its Balanced Employee Intellectual Property Agreement (BEIPA)

May

GitHub Marketplace launches with 14 integrators

June

100 million pull requests merged on GitHub

July

GitHub introduces a “first-time contributor” badge

GitHub is ranked #28 on the Forbes Cloud 100

September

GitHub Desktop 1.0 is released

December

Users added a total of 2,800,000,000 lines of code on GitHub in 2017

2016

May

GitHub hosts the first GitHub Satellite event in Amsterdam

GitHub releases its first Diversity and Inclusion Report

Electron 1.0 is released

June

GitHub introduces a searchable database of public data on the platform

2015

June

GitHub establishes GitHub Japan, its first office outside of the United States

July

GitHub raises $250 million in a Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital

October

GitHub hosts the first annual GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco

2014

February

GitHub begins its Security Bug Bounty Program

March

The GitHub Developer Program is announced

May

The Atom text editor is made available free and open source

October

The GitHub Student Developer Pack is released

2013

January

Contribution graphs are added to user profiles

March

GitHub reaches three million users

December

10 million repositories hosted on GitHub

2012

July

GitHub raises $100 million in a Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz

2011

October

Hubot, GitHub’s chatbot, is released and open sourced

November

GitHub launches GitHub Enterprise, an on-premises version of GitHub for businesses

GitHub reaches one million users

2009

July

GitHub reaches 100,000 users

October

The issue tracking feature is released

2008

February

The pull request feature is released

April

GitHub.com officially launches

July

GitHub releases Gists feature for hosting code snippets

December

GitHub releases GitHub Pages for building and hosting websites from repositories

2007

October

Chris Wanstrath creates the first commit for what would become GitHub

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