You nominate
the Stars.
We’ll help
them expand
their impact.

The GitHub Stars program thanks GitHub’s most influential developers and gives them a platform to showcase their work, reach more people, and shape the future of GitHub.

The rewards

Early feature access

Stars get a unique chance to preview GitHub features and releases, share their feedback, and shape GitHub products.

Insight calls with HQ

Stars can ask questions, share insights, and brainstorm with internal GitHub Team members during exclusive Stars meetings.

Continued education

With cutting-edge support and training resources at their disposal, Stars can keep learning and expand their reach.

Event and speaking invites

Stars get special access to GitHub events and are first in line to be considered for GitHub speaking engagements.

All of the swag

Stars receive exclusive swag for themselves, plus extra GitHub goodies to share with friends at events and meet-ups.

Featured profile

Active Stars are part of The GitHub Stars Hall of Fame, and receive their own personalized Star to show off at home.

How it works


Once you nominate a Star, we will do a pre-check. If successful, they’re sent a link to complete a profile and finalize their nomination.


Nominated Stars are reviewed by The GitHub Team.


Stars are invited to join the program and are announced on social media!

A few important things to remember

Anyone can nominate anyone, but you can’t nominate yourself.
Examples of GitHub community involvement and leadership are required.
The weight and quality of GitHub contributions will be strongly considered.

For even more details, please see the FAQs.

Have a Star in mind?

We want to hear about them so we can lift them up, together.