GitHub Satellite Virtual Conference
Written by Sue Gee   
Thursday, 23 April 2020

GitHub Satellite, the regional extension of GitHub Universe, was held in Berlin last year and Tokyo in 2018. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic it is happening as a virtual event on May 6th.


The event kicks off with a live-streamed keynote from GitHub CEO, Nat Friedman, at 9am PT (16:00 UTC). This marks the start of 12 hours of product talks, protips from teams  with a focus on developer collaboration, securing the world’s code, and building in the enterprise. 

Alongside the WORK track there's going to be a PLAY track with a live DJ set, inspiring performances by artists who code and technology-powered performances. If you miss them live, all sessions will be available on demand after the event.

To participate in Satelite 2020 all you need to do is stay home and go to the event's dedicated website, The Schedule for both WORK and PLAY  is already there as is the list of speakers, and you can find more about them from the GitHub blog.

If you want to do more than watch and listen, and perhaps ask questions and chip in with comments you can be a contributor. with a Lightning Talk. For this you need to share a short video about a protip, GitHub Action, or security fix by April 26 for a chance to see it shared with a global audience during the GitHub Satellite livestream. Visit  where you finds hints and a form to fill in that has prompts to help you.

The second day of the event, Thursday, May 7, offers two 90-minute workshops led by GitHub experts. There are three tracks to choose from: Professional Services, Security, and Ecosystem. Registration for the workshop track of you choice costs $50 and all proceeds will be donated to the COVID-19 relief efforts of Banque Alimentaire, Food Bank for New York City, and Global FoodBanking Network. 


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