GitHub Extends its International Operations to India
CEO Insights team, Press Release
Enouncing at the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum 2020, Erica Brescia, Chief Operating Officer, GitHub, says, “As the third largest group of active developers on GitHub, Indian developers are truly building the future of software. Over the past year, the number of public repositories in India has grown 75 percent, demonstrating a sharp increase in collaboration across the Indian developer community. In building out a local team in India, our goal is to create stronger relationships with developers and support open source development across developers, maintainers, and enterprises’.
Maneesh Sharma, General Manager, GitHub India, will be responsible for spearheading the GitHub’s growth strategy in the country. Along the next few months, GitHub will raise a team across all functions including community, engineering, sales, support, marketing
GitHub is stretching its channel partner program to assist GitHub Enterprise customers in managing their software development operations effectively, and enable them to accomplish their digital transformation goals
Standing firm as a base for a burgeoning open source community in India, GitHub is also working with organizations across industries to assist them deliver winning customer experiences using a modern software supply chain and industry-best practices. Many evolving companies in India, including Swiggy and ArisGlobal are joining efforts and developing the software that boosts their businesses on GitHub Enterprise.
GitHub is also stretching its channel partner program to assist GitHub Enterprise customers in managing their software development operations effectively, and enable them to accomplish their digital transformation goals.
India is also home to one of the largest communities of student developers in the world. GitHub is committed to supporting the next generation of developers and helping more student communities come together to learn and build on GitHub. As part of the efforts to empower student developers, GitHub Education is extending its popular GitHub Hackathon Grant program to students in India, supporting student hackathons with up to $1,000 in grants.