Monday night, on the very first day of our all-hands winter summit this week, the
three millionth person signed up for a GitHub account. That’s three million
developers building software better, together.

We launched GitHub in April of 2008
and have been off and running ever since. In September of 2011 we
our first million users nearly three and a half years after launch. We marked our
second million in August 2012, just short of a year later. This latest batch of
one million amazing developers joined GitHub in just the last five months.

I am constantly in awe of the amazing work being done on GitHub. We’ll be
celebrating the 5 millionth repository being hosted on GitHub any week
. These five million projects are what is
enabling software to eat the

We would love it if you came to celebrate with us this Thursday at Code
San Francisco. Thank you for all the love and support.