EPAM Recognized Among Top Global Tech Companies Leading in Open Source Contributions
NEWTOWN, Pa., Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, was ranked #14 in the number of employees that actively contributed to Open Source projects on GitHub. According to InfoWorld, EPAM had 585 active contributors to GitHub in 2017. The list was compiled using the GitHub REST API to pull public information from GitHub users with at least 10 commits to public projects last year.
EPAM currently has over 1,300 Open Source contributors and more than 61,000 commits in the public domain, and is committed to the advancement of Free and Open Source software. EPAM's employees contribute to a diverse range of Open Source projects across domains such as big data and embedded as well as key industries, including Life Sciences and Healthcare, Financial Services and Retail.
"The Free and Open Source movement has significantly improved the speed and efficiency of software development through its emphasis on building a community that thrives on experimentation and collaboration," said Dr. Konstantin Boudnik, Chief Technologist, Big Data and Open Source Fellow, EPAM. "By making code transparent and accessible to everyone, Open Source projects are driving technology change through a distributed and collective approach to innovation. We are proud to be an organization that supports the global Open Source community and encourages our over 25,000 engineers to be active contributors."
EPAM regularly sponsors and hosts hackathons for its customers, partners, employees and the technology community at large that accelerate the pace of innovation and encourage Open Source contribution. For more information about EPAM's contribution to Open Source, please visit http://opensource.epam.com. To learn more about the ranking of GitHub contributors, visit www.infoworld.com/article/3253948/open-source-tools/who-really-contributes-to-open-source.html.
About EPAM Systems
Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has leveraged its core engineering expertise to become a leading global product development and digital platform engineering services company. Through its 'Engineering DNA' and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver innovative solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business opportunities. EPAM's global teams serve customers in over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM is a recognized market leader among independent research agencies and was ranked #12 in FORBES 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies, as a top information technology services company on FORTUNE'S 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, and as a top UK Digital Design & Build Agency. Learn more at http://www.epam.com/ and follow us on Twitter @EPAMSYSTEMS and LinkedIn.
This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. EPAM undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.
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