GitHub Milestones

A timeline of significant moments in GitHub's history.

2007

October

Chris Wanstrath creates the first commit for what would become GitHub

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

2009

October

The issue tracking feature is released

2011

October

GitHub’s chatbot Hubot is released and open sourced

November

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

GitHub reaches one million users

2012

July

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

2013

January

Contribution graphs are added to user profiles

March

GitHub reaches three million users

December

10 million repositories hosted on GitHub

2014

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

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

2016

May

GitHub hosts the first GitHub Satellite event in Amsterdam

GitHub releases its first Diversity and Inclusion Report

June

GitHub introduces a searchable database of public data on the platform

2017

March

GitHub Business Cloud launches

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

December

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

2018

June

Microsoft announced it is acquiring GitHub

July

GitHub reaches 30 million developers

October

GitHub Actions is released

Microsoft acquires GitHub