GitHubGraduation 2021 Save

Join the GitHub Graduation Yearbook and "walk the stage" on June 5.

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February 7, 2022

Thank you all for your patience as swag ships! It's been fun to see your posts on social media as the cards arrive.

Haven't received swag yet?

We're so sorry to hear! Please fill out the trading card replacement form before March 1 and we'll re-ship your card by March 15, 2022.


GitHub Education

December 2, 2021

Swag has shipped! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Keep an eye out for something fun in the mail. If you live in the United States, this means anytime from today through next week. If you live internationally, expect 3-4 weeks for shipments to arrive.

If you have not received your swag by January 31, 2022, head back to this repository and we'll open a new form to replace lost or damaged shipments.

Happy coding πŸ’– GitHub Education

October 11, 2021

First off, THANK YOU πŸ™Œ all for your patience. Production and shipping around the world are still quite delayed, but we are getting closer. We are 3-weeks away from finishing printing trading cards. Once printed, we'll work hard to get everything into envelopes and shipped straight to you πŸ’Œ. For international shipments, this can mean 2-3 additional weeks. Anyone in the United States can expect something in the mail within a week after printing.

If you need to update your shipping information, we can for three more weeks. Please submit your updated address in the Notes section of the question form.

Congrats again on your graduation πŸ’–

@elisemoe + @juanpflores

May 27, 2021

And that’s a wrap on the GitHub 2021 Yearbook βœ¨βœ…

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 πŸ‘‹

May 14, 2021

Hi Octograds!

You all have made our week with your messages, pull requests, and support for each other πŸ’– We are honored to be a part of your graduation experience.

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 ceremonyπŸŽ“! We will review all pull requests submitted before May 27 at 12:00pm PT (May 28 at 12:30am IT) to join the event.

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:

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Continue providing feedback on pull requests to help your classmates get their pull request ready to merge. We appreciate your help and love seeing the magic of social coding.

✍️ Share your message to a teacher or educator who has supported your journey as a student. Note: these submissions no longer qualify for swag but we would love to hear your stories nonetheless!

πŸ“ͺ Have patience. Our team is working hard to get through your pull requests and provide everyone with the feedback needed to join the event. GitHub Actions saved our team an enormous amount of time managing reviews this year but, as much as we love our automations, this is still a manual process to ensure the Code of Conduct is followed and the event can be enjoyed by all.

We can’t wait to see you β€œon stage” June 5! Follow us on Twitch for notification and save the date. In the words of @juanpflores, let’s make this AWESOME.

❀️ @elisemoe + GitHub Education


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.

Privacy Notice πŸ‘€

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 πŸ“

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 -

  1. You have been verified as a student with the GitHub Student Developer Pack. Not yet a part of the Pack? Apply here.
  2. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Submit a pull request with your profile information to join the Yearbook and be highlighted in the graduation event.
  3. (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!
  4. Save the date (Google calendar invite) and attend graduation πŸ₯³

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 🏫

Replace <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 _data/<YOUR-USERNAME>/. Ex.


Second, add your profile information

Create a markdown file in your folder following the convention <YOUR-USERNAME>.md. Ex.


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.

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 πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«

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,

  1. Fill out the video release form.
  2. 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.

Share your message to teachers.

A note on swag πŸ›

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.

Graduation Day πŸŽ“

Don't forget to watch the livestream!

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