Skilling for the future: How GitHub is advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within open source communities
In the coming months, we’re scaling, expanding, and launching new programming to further DEI within open source communities.
Since our initial statement on March 3, the global COVID-19 outbreak has evolved rapidly. Our top priority is to support our employees and community through these unprecedented circumstances. GitHub’s mission is to be the home for all developers—a platform they can depend on to securely collaborate in building the world’s software. So we’ve taken further steps to ensure that our people can be safe and productive wherever they are, and that our community’s home on GitHub remains reliable and resilient.
We’re dedicated to protecting the health of our team so that we can continue to do our best work for the GitHub community.
We take our responsibility to our community seriously and have plans in place to ensure we can maintain essential staffing and business functions to be a source of stability to those who depend on us.
We’re honored that some of the important work being done to help contain and mitigate COVID-19 is happening on GitHub, and we know that GitHub is essential to the business continuity plans of many of our global customers. We’re committed to prioritizing stability, health, and safety for our team and our community around the world.
We’re also committed to being a positive force for progress, and several teams are working to support key efforts around COVID-19. In the coming weeks, stay tuned for updates from our Social Impact Team’s Open Source for Good program and potential ways to get involved in their work with OSS projects and organizations in public health.