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The GitHub Community Forum is turning one

Let's look at the past year of the GitHub Community Forum as we celebrate its first anniversary.

GitHub Community Forum turns 1

Today we are celebrating the first anniversary of the GitHub Community Forum. One year ago today, we began with just three discussion boards, a single GitHub Original Series article, and a burning desire to provide a new space for connecting, collaborating, and learning. Though our discussion boards and articles have evolved, we’re just as excited to bring you even more valuable content over the next year as we were when we initially started the Community Forum.

A reflection on the first year of the GitHub Community Forum

Since October 31, 2017, there have been:

  • 625,000 unique visitors to
  • 18,000 registered people on the GitHub Community Forum
  • Visitors from over 100 countries
  • 5,500 conversations (and growing)
  • 40 GitHub Original Series articles published
  • Over 185 challenge badges earned

The future

We’re working hard to make the Community Forum even better. Over the next year, we will be adding new features and experiences. Here are a few new and exciting improvements you can look forward to in 2019…

  • A new look for our homepage
  • More GitHub Original Series articles with new and interesting topics
  • More challenges and contests, with chances to earn badges and swag
  • New ways to earn rewards and become more involved in the Community Forum
  • And so much more!

We want to thank you for your contributions, and hope you continue to share with the community.

Become a part of the community

If you haven’t joined the GitHub Community Forum, it’s never too late! Visit the Community Forum and log in with your account to start sharing your experiences with the community.

Additionally, if you have any GitHub Community Forum ideas or requests, visit our one year celebration post and leave a comment. This platform can’t exist without all of you, and we want to hear how to make it even better for you to connect and learn.

Here’s to another year!

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