May 27, 2021
And that’s a wrap on the GitHub 2021 Yearbook
Submissions to the repository are closed as of 12:00pm PT. Yearbook will be live on Tuesday June 1. Check back here for updates!
If you believe there has been a mistake with reviews, please let us know in an Issue. All Issues will be responded to before the event on June 5. Don’t forget to save the date and follow us on Twitch for notifications! See you on stage at graduation
May 14, 2021
You all have made our week with your messages, pull requests, and support for each other
We have merged 5,000 pull requests and swag eligibility is now closed. If your pull request is merged as of today (May 14), we will send you a custom holographic trading card in the mail. Please have patience. Swag production and shipping takes time and we will post updates to this repository as we have them. It is unlikely you will receive a shipment before the event.
In the meantime, be sure to update your GitHub profile image and bio! We will use both to create your custom card.
Our team is offline this weekend and will be back, on Monday (PT), to review pull requests to join the yearbook and "walk" the stage at GitHub Graduation on June 5. Pull requests are no longer eligible for swag but we would love to have you a part of the ceremony
Think there was a mistake? Send us a link to any relevant pull requests and Issues, along with a description of events. This does not include pull requests accidentally closed and recreated at a later time, or pull requests not eligible for merge before May 14 at 5:52pm PT (when the 5,000th pull request was merged). Use this form only for scenarios where you believe our bot or team made a mistake.
Looking for more ways to support the Class of 2021? Here are a few ideas:
This repository contains the yearbook for GitHub Graduation 2021. By issuing a pull request to this repository, you can request to be added to the Class of 2021.
The first 5,000 pull request successfully merged into the repository by May 27 will receive custom swag in the mail.
Consider that all the information that you add to this repository will be publicly available.
- If you don't feel comfortable with displaying your full name, you can include a short name or nickname instead.
Who can apply
We invite any student who has graduated, or plans to graduate, in 2021 to apply to the yearbook. This includes bootcamps, code camps, high school graduates, Master's graduates, Ph. D. Graduates, etc.
The eligibility criteria are -
- You have been verified as a student with the GitHub Student Developer Pack. Not yet a part of the Pack? Apply here.
- You have not participated in a past GitHub Graduation event.
How to join the Class of 2021
Here are two steps to join graduation and receive swag in the mail.
- Fill out the swag shipment form. Note: the form needs to be done before creating your Pull Request and does not guarantee participation in the event. Your PR must be successfully merged to be included and only the first 5,000 merged PRs will receive swag.
- Submit a pull request with your profile information to join the Yearbook and be highlighted in the graduation event.
- (optional) Level up your swag and make an additional appearance at graduation by sharing a story of a teacher who has made an impact in your education. More info below!
- Save the date (Google calendar invite) and attend graduation
1. Fill out the swag shipment form.
Information submitted to the swag shipment form will only be used to ship swag for graduation. Submitting the form does not guarantee you will receive swag in the mail. Only the first 5,000 graduates to successfully merge their pull request to the Yearbook will receive a shipment.
2. Add yourself to Yearbook
<YOUR-USERNAME> with your GitHub username in this guide.
First, create the folder _data/YOUR-USERNAME/
Fork this repository, create a new folder inside the
_data folder, and name it with your username. It should look something like this
Second, add your profile information
Create a markdown file in your folder following the convention
Copy the next template into your file, delete the boilerplate data and fill the information with yours.
--- name: FULLNAME-OR-NICKNAME # No longer than 28 characters institution: INSTITUTION-NAME 🚩 # no longer than 58 characters quote: YOUR-SENIOR-QUOTE # no longer than 100 characters, avoid using quotes(") to guarantee the format remains the same. github_user: YOUR-GITHUB-USERNAME ---
Do not use special characters in the template above.
Third, submit your Pull Request
Go through the checklist on the pull request template to guarantee your submission is valid. The GitHub Education team will review your application, approve and merge your submission if everything is correct. Otherwise, you will get notified of the changes requested in the pull request comment section.
3. Share your story of a teacher who made an impact
This year, we want to hear stories of teachers or educators who made a difference on your journey in 2021. Similar to last year's "A Message to the Octograds" video, we're putting together a compilation of your stories. Every participant will level up their swag with an extra special design. To take part,
- Fill out the video release form.
- Record and submit your video message. (full instructions for recording)
Not sure what to say? Even a "thank-you teachers!" in your local language is appreciated to help us in honoring educators around the world.
A note on swag
The first 5,000 successfully merged PRs will receive a custom holographic developer trading card with their GitHub status in the mail.
What does this mean? We will use your public GitHub profile information to create a trading card. To ensure your trading card best reflects you, please make sure your GitHub profile picture and bio are up to date and what you would like shown on the card.
Don't forget to watch the livestream!