Announcing the GitHub Education Classroom Report 2019

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For the third year in a row, the GitHub Education team surveyed students and teachers who joined GitHub’s educational programs. This year, we asked former students—people who joined our programs in 2014 through 2016—about where they ended up after their time as a student. We received responses from nearly 16,000 students and 100 educators.

Find out what we learned

We conduct this survey as a way for GitHub to contribute to the technical education community, and share actionable takeaways for current students, teachers, and companies who want to hire recent graduates. Students, teachers, and employers can learn about current trends and the impact GitHub can have throughout their careers. Here are just a few key findings from our report, along with what you can expect to discover:

Students

We asked students, “Which of the following programming languages have you used?” We learned that HTML (79.9%), JavaScript (78.7%) and Python (75.2%) are their languages of choice.

A graph for the question, “Which of the following programming languages have you used?” HTML (79.9%), JavaScript (78.7%), and Python (75.2%) topped the list of responses.

Students will also learn:

  • Which languages, tools, and IDEs to learn to prepare for their future workplaces
  • Which roles and industries your peers join after graduation
  • What paths you might follow for the next step in your career

Teachers

We asked teachers, “Which of the following GitHub features do you use in your courses?” Most use README.md files (78%), pull requests (60%), and project boards (50.8%). Other features were used by less than 50% of respondents.

A graph for the question, “Which of the following GitHub features do you use in your courses?” 78.% of teachers use README.md files, 60% use pull requests, 50.8% use projects. Other features were used by less than 50% of respondents.

Teachers can also get insight into:

  • What skills students need to find their first professional role
  • Which Git and GitHub features other teachers use to boost their classroom workflows
  • How to spark student engagement both in and out of the classroom

Employers

Employers or engineering managers will find out:

  • Which geographies have flourishing student developer communities
  • What skills today’s students will bring to their role
  • What tools students use (and like to use!) on the job

Ready to dig into trends and data from the GitHub education community?

Read the GitHub Education Classroom Report 2019

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