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.
Are you a student who is new to open source or just starting your maintainer journey? GitHub Global Campus’ Community Exchange can help you make that first contribution or grow your open source project.
With the launch of GitHub Global Campus, a whole new class of students have found a home as a CS developer from those starting out building confidence in open source to the shining stars completing a project and switching to maintainership. One common barrier that all student developers face in their open source journeys is finding a safe space with peers, to build an engaged community, and generate exposure for projects for others to contribute. GitHub Education now provides a safe place for students to learn from and lean on each other with the launch of the Community Exchange within GitHub Global Campus.
Community Exchange offers students the ability to connect with peers to learn valuable skills on their journey to become an open source contributor, or become better at their software development craft. Community Exchange allows students to:
While there are many twists and turns along an open-source journey, you don’t have to travel alone. With the GitHub Global Campus student community, you are surrounded by others who are also learning and eager to collaborate.
With Community Exchange you can also:
Community Exchange is available today on your Global Campus dashboard. If you’re a student and you haven’t joined Global Campus yet, apply for GitHub Global Campus benefits. Want to connect more with the Education community? Join the GitHub Education Discussions!