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A guide to open source for the social sector
New data and visualizations highlight the resilience of international developer collaboration
Empowering Uruguay’s future workforce with AI
Update on the All In CHAOSS DEI Badging Initiative
For Good First Issue: Introducing a new way to contribute
Celebrating the GitHub Awards 2023 recipients
Leveraging AI to empower all developers at GitHub Universe 2023
Diversity, inclusion, and belonging at GitHub in 2023
Introducing the GitHub transparency center
Ensuring the next generation of open source leaders are truly all in
Skilling African developers through All In Africa
Announcing the GitHub Innovation Graph
Apply now for GitHub Universe 2023 micro-mentoring
GitHub will be at Rails World! Register for our workshop.
AI-powered impact: GitHub Social Impact’s year ahead
How to get AI regulation right for open source
No cyber resilience without open source sustainability
Developers need the right to challenge junk patents
Announcing the All In CHAOSS DEI Badging pilot initiative
Skills-Based Volunteering case study - How GitHub Actions help Ersilia to open source endemic disease research in low-and-middle-income countries
GitHub celebrates developers with disabilities on Global Accessibility Awareness Day
All In for Students 2023 cohort: our biggest group of open source leaders yet!
Moving The MERL Center to its New Home
GitHub joins industry commitment to curb cyber mercenaries
Skills-Based Volunteering case study - Open Source in the Social Sector for the United Nations Workshop
Commission on the Status of Women, 2023 GitHub event recaps
Partnering with EU policymakers to ensure the Cyber Resilience Act works for developers
GitHub celebrates the ingenuity of developers with disabilities in new video series
Apply now to our Open Source Community Manager Program to support DPGs!
Don’t leave developers behind in the Section 230 debate
Measuring government policy on open source with a new dataset
Social Impact, Tech for Social Good at CSW 2023
2022 Transparency Report
Announcing the launch of the All In for Maintainers DEI Resource Hub
Skilling for the future: How GitHub is advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within open source communities
Unpacking the value of open source and code collaboration
How Tech for Social Good supported the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2022
GitHub Gives 2022: Creating positive, lasting contributions in our communities
Tech for Social Good 2022 Recap
Social Impact at GitHub Universe 2022
Skills-Based Volunteering case study - Digital Development Compass with the United Nations Development Programme
The changing nature of governmental policies around open source
Advocating for developers to the US Copyright Office
All In for Students: expanding the next generation of open source leaders
Now available! Spanish and Arabic versions of our OSS report.
GitHub at the 77th United Nations General Assembly
Volunteer on digital public goods for Hacktoberfest 2022!
Apply now for GitHub Universe 2022 micro-mentoring
Read our new research report on Open Source Software in India, Kenya, Egypt and Mexico
Social Impact, Tech for Social Good at UNGA77
Skills-Based Volunteering case study - Security rapid risk assessments with the Norwegian Refugee Council
Employee Community Engagement through Volunteer Month 2022
GitHub All In: Our first student cohort and what’s next
External: Tech industry is uniquely placed to make the world a better place
External: Exclusion begets Exclusion!
Skills-Based Volunteering case study - Accessibility and technical documentation with Greenpeace
Tech for Social Good is hiring two contractors
The second MERL Center stipend application is now open
The World Health Organization is launching its Open Source Programme Office
GitHub Social Impact at MozFest 2022
Participate in our new research project on standardized GitHub metrics
How Tech for Social Good supported the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2021
Tech for Social Good, 2021 Recap
Employee Champions inspire colleagues to give back
Volunteering with Brazil’s Social Opportunity Institute
Guide to initiating a Skills-Based Volunteering Program
Social Impact at GitHub Universe 2021
Apply now for GitHub Universe 2021 micro-mentoring
Skills-Based Volunteering case study - Data visualization with Mobile Pathways
Dive into Skills-Based Volunteering’s Pilot Project with DHIS2
The MERL Center website is now live!
The Epidemiologist R Handbook, a new open source public health resource
Removing Barriers with Code Tenderloin
Standing up for developers: the GitHub Developer Rights Fellowship at Stanford Law School
Participate in our research project on OSS in the social sector in low- and middle-income countries
GitHub Social Impact: How We're Driving Change with Social Sector Organizations
What are digital public goods and the DPGA?
How Tech for Social Good Supported the SDGs in 2020
Skills-Based Volunteering Program Design
The Collaboration Power of the MERL Center
External: Virtual Panel - How Open-Source is Helping to Change the World
Engaging employees through GitHub Gives 2020
The Social Sector is Contributing to the Broader OSS Ecosystem
Videos, podcasts, and other external Social Impact team appearances.
Sustainable Open Source Development
AI x Climate: Our Make or Break Moment
Demo Day Impact
Social Impact World
Digital Public Goods and the Challenges with Discoverability
Internet Governance Forum
Connecting Open Code with Policymakers to Development
Internet Governance Forum
Harnessing Collective Knowledge: Open Source Strategies for an Inclusive Tech Industry
The Great Retention Podcast
Open Sourcing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
GitHub Maintainers Month 2023
GitHub & the Inter-American Development Bank: Open sourcing where to build schools in Brazil
GitHub Brazil 2023
How GitHub and Ersilia open sourced endemic disease research in low-and-middle-income countries
2023 Cohort Graduation
All In for Students
Centering Women's Equity in Digital Technology
67th Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event
Social Sector GitHub Guidance
GitHub Social Impact
OSPOs in the UN System - a Spotlight on WHO
GitHub and WHO, UNGA77 side-event
GitHub & UNDP: Accelerating National Digital Transformation with the Digital Development Compass
GitHub and UNDP, UNGA77 side-event
Championing Open-Source in International Public Health: WHO and GitHub
Linux Foundation Public Health
Keynote: How to Combat Global Systems of Oppression in the Tech Industry
DrupalCon Portland 2022
OSS in India, Kenya, Egypt, and Mexico
How GitHub is Working Towards Making the World a Better Place
The Business of Vulnerability
Impact Evaluation: Centering Equity in Data Design
Corporate Impact Leaders Forum 2021: Lead with Equity
Building tech in the Humanitarian Sector
GitHub Universe 2021
OSS Research in India, Kenya, Egypt, and Mexico
GitHub Universe 2021
Technology as a Tool for Social Good
Agri-D Convention 2021
Preparing for the next generation of developer communities
2021 Microsoft Research Summit
From Open Software to Open Culture - Opportunities and challenges of open source to support the United Nation mandate
United Nations General Assembly 2021
How has covid-19 advanced stakeholder capitalism?
The Case for OSPOs in Government and Academia
How the WHO uses technology for early detection, verification and risk assessment of pandemics
GitHub Universe 2020
Open Source for Good: COVID-19 Responses
GitHub Satellite 2020
Opportunities and Barriers in Open Source in the Social Sector
Why Open Source is More Important Than Ever
Accelerate Good Global 2019
Social Sector and Open Source
GitHub Universe 2019
Open Source for Good: The People and Projects Driving Change
GitHub Universe 2018
Research & Reports
Comprehensive research, key findings, and supporting documentation.
Open source software in the Social Sector
Examining Barriers, successes, and opportunities of open source software in the social sector.
Open Source Software in the Social Sector
Examining Barriers, Successes, and OpportunitiesDownload report
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