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GitHub Data Shows Fastest-Growing Countries for Software Development


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GitHub has released new data tracking developer accounts by country. Year over year, the data shows Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Pakistan had the fastest-growing developer populations.

In the three months leading up to September 2023, there were 945,696 Bangladeshi developers on GitHub. During the same period in 2022, there were 568,145 developers in the country with accounts, making for a year-over-year jump of 66.5%. The increase was 45.6% in Nigeria, and 42.6% in Pakistan.

GitHub's data shows a rising tide of programming in countries long ignored by much of the Western tech industry.

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