O GitHub it’s not just a source code platform, but also a growing community. This Wednesday (9), the service revealed to have reached the mark of 94 million active developers🇧🇷 Brazil plays an important role in this. After the United States, the country is the third fastest growing country there.
Of the 94 million participants, 20.5 million signed up on GitHub in 2022. This means that, compared to last year, the platform saw a growth of 27%. That’s an impressive percentage for a span of just one year.
Have more. GitHub calculates that 90% of Fortune 100 companies today have code repositories on their platform.
Brazilians by weight on GitHub
Have you ever wondered how many developers Brazil has? There is no survey on this. But know that it’s not a few people. Just take into account that, of the 94 million GitHub users, more than 3 million are Brazilians🇧🇷
In 2022 alone, 924,000 Brazilian developers joined the platform. This number represents a 39% increase in Brazil’s user base on GitHub compared to 2021.
It is such remarkable growth that it makes the country stand out. After the United States, Brazil is the third fastest growing country on GitHub, behind only India (2.5 million new users) and China (1.2 million).
In fact, Latin America as a whole stands out. Argentina, for example, registers 694,000 developers this year. Colombia and Chile appear next with 660,000 and 345,000 users, respectively.
Julio Viana, GitHub’s regional manager in Brazil, celebrates this scenario:
Software development here is vast and thriving, and the fact that Brazil is one of the largest global communities on GitHub is testament to that. It’s important to us to ensure that all developers have equal opportunity, connectivity and the best possible experience, regardless of where they are located, and this global growth we’re seeing helps us continue to push the boundaries of software innovation.
GitHub wants more
All these numbers were published in the GitHub Universe 2022, an event that takes place between today and tomorrow, in the United States. They come in the wake of another important number: that the GitHub already reports revenue of $1 billion a yeara detail that proves that its purchase by Microsoft only made the platform evolve.
At Universe, GitHub has made it clear that it remains committed to growing its user base. To this end, new features were announced.
An example comes from GitHub Copilot, that system that uses artificial intelligence to suggest code🇧🇷 Soon, the tool will win a version for companies, suitable for teamwork.
Another is the release of 60 free hours of Codespaces (development environments hosted in the clouds) for all users of the platform.
Other innovations include a new search interface, the announcement of GitHub Enterprise Server 3.7 (for using GitHub in its own environments) and new features in the GitHub Actions automation tool.