San Francisco-based GitHub, a platform for software development and developers, has announced its India launch with operation from multiple offices in India.
Currently, the company has offices in Bangalore and Hyderabad. It has been hiring in multiple other cities as well.
GitHub India team will be led by Maneesh Sharma, recently appointed as its General Manager.
“India has the third-largest number of active developers on GitHub and witnessed 22% growth over the past year. To better serve those developers and enterprise customers, we’re thrilled to bring GitHub closer by establishing a new GitHub subsidiary in India,” said Erica Brescia, chief operating officer of GitHub in a blog post.
The company further claimed to have seen a 75% rise in the number of public repositories in India.
Through GitHub Enterprise, the company has also collaborated with Indian firms such as Swiggy and ArisGlobal, and helping them build the software that powers their businesses.
To support student developers in India, Github will be offering GitHub Hackathon Grant program, which supports student hackathons with up to $1,000 in grants.
Last year in June, GitHub was acquired by Microsoft in a $7.5 billion deal.
Post-acquisition, GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath had said that his firm will operate independently as a community, platform, and business. And will retain its developer-first ethos and be open to them.
In April last year, Entrackr had first reported that GitHub was planning to enter India.
Started in 2008, GitHub was developed by Chris Wanstrath, P. J. Hyett, Tom Preston-Werner and Scott Chacon. It is mostly used for coding.
Earlier in January, Microsoft had announced an option to make repositories private and free on GitHub to make software development more accessible to smaller groups of developers in India.
At present, GitHub claims to have over 40 million users on its platform. It further claims to offer a convenient and easy working environment to solve challenging problems and create important technologies.