Microsoft owned Github Inc. has launched operations in India. Manish Sharma is appointed General Manager of GitHub India and will look for growth strategy in the country. India has the third-largest active developers community on GitHub just behind the US and China.
“India is also home to one of the largest communities of student developers in the world. Investing in the future of open source by empowering students is key to our efforts to support the amazing developer ecosystem in India. We’re thrilled to announce that GitHub Education is extending our popular GitHub Hackathon Grant program to students in India, which supports student hackathons with up to $1,000 in grants”, wrote Erica Brescia, Chief Operating Officer, Github.
Indian Unicorn such as Swiggy and ArisGlobal already using GitHub Enterprise to manage their software development operations.
GitHub is a software development and open-source code hosting platform. It was acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion, in June 2018.