Are you in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault?

Nick Taylor (he/him) on July 16, 2020

Looks like GitHub is pushing out new contributor badges. It looks like this. Have you made it into the GitHub arctic code vault? ❄️ Share a scr... [Read Full]
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For the first time in my life, I feel like I'm sitting with the cool kids at the lunch table :D
Snapshot of thevunderkind's GitHub profile
What a time to be alive.


Thanks for sharing! Didn't know about the badge


Can we still contribute to this github program.


I think this selection was taken in February 2020, but they might archive more repos later, who knows?


They might do it again later. This program already began its journey to arctic with over 21TB of repository data.


Oh my goodness I'm so glad you wrote this - was WONDERING! Also, Nick, your responses to folks are HILARIOUS - those may be my favorite part!

Artic Code


Thanks and congrats! Here's some fried chicken care of Loki.

Loki holding KFC


Oh my goodness I'm so glad you wrote this - was WONDERING! Also, Nick, your responses to folks are HILARIOUS - those may be my favorite part!



I didn't realize the importance of the badge until my friend shared a video of this. Feels pretty good knowing that my code is going to be stored for like 1000 years 😇


This is the repo: github.com/ChintuKarthi/data_store...


It looks like I am!
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And now I'm a GH sponsor as well 😁


I'm in!!

That is so cool, thanks for pointing it out @nickytonline .


Hey nice profile pic 🤣


except dev doesn't want to embed my image 😡


Apparently I am. I think it orders the repositories by stars or something, so forem/forem is not on there 😢



Yes! Including my contributions to forem/forem...


Would like to know that can we still contribute for it.


No idea. Checkout github.com or a quick Google to see.


I thought everyone gets it, as an encouragement during the covid period... now I checked again and found it's something else, lol. No matter what, happy to get a badge! (I wonder what's in the "more" section because I won't archive that one page svelte hacker news repo....
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Ha ha, thank you so much, Annie, for your comment about my post and image! I knew I'd made a boo-boo so I quickly deleted and tried again - and finally got it right! Looks like my old version still appeared a few places, but hopefully, that'll peter out soon. But thanks for speaking up!!


yeah I saw that... then I deleted my comment too lol.


I made it! All I did was remove some urls from documentation. (domains had expired, and the new owner redirected them to adult content).

Phippsy: Arctic Code Vault Contributor


Yes, I just saw this badge on my profile. Thanks for sharing. Good job guys!
Github Badge


🤗 My NuGet Packages: ToolBox and Colorify going to 🥶

Ohh Yeah


"GitHub Inc. said today it has delivered a copy of all of the open-source software code stored on its website to a data repository at the Arctic World Archive, which is a very long-term archival facility buried 250 meters deep in the permafrost of an Arctic mountain."
"(...), it will store its code in an archive called the GitHub Arctic Code Vault, which it says has been built to last for a thousand years."





Woow, my learning journey with Apache kafka well be documented for next generations !!
Such a great Honour :D
Arctic code Vault Badge


I'm there too :)


Btw, does anyone know if there's a way to see the full list of projects that have been included? As a contributor to several open-source projects, I'd like to see the full list instead of a generic "and more".


Considering my little contribution to open source, still I got the badge :D
Most of my Repo's are related to embedded system programs (like Arduino and RPi)

Thanks for sharing, didn't know about it.


Really neat to be part of this!

Very cool that they're looking to preserve all this code for the next 1000 years (at least!). If anyone wants to read about it: archiveprogram.github.com/


I needed some good news. I didn't expect this good of news, though.
My Arctic Code Vault Badge
I'll take it - seriously, this made my day.


I never applied for the program, wasnt even aware of it, but still i received the message :"You contributed code to the 2020 GitHub Archive Program and now have a badge for it. Thank you for being part of the program!" I find this very suspicious. I really hated it when Microsoft acquired GitHub. I wish GitHub remained fully independent; now with these data hungry companies that want to track spy and know everything what can we expect. Microsoft bought GitHub that bought in turn NPM, I really dont feel at ease with all that.


They gave the badge to everyone who contributed to any open source project, even if it's your own repos. But in the badge they only mention the top 3 starred repos you contributed to, so eh, it's nice to have I guess.


Yeah! And of course with contribution to Forem 🤗💚


Apparently my code is also important... 🤣


To my surprise, I am!

I wonder what the and more repos are though.



What are these "and more repos"...

Puppet bird looking through binoculars


Yep, I'm in it! That is such a cool idea. I just wish I could get some of my newer stuff in there. Ah well, they're bound to update it eventually, right?


Arctic Code Vault 2.0 😉


I am in! 😀 Didn't even know I was going to be till the prompt appeared.
contributed to forem, mozilla india and mozfam


I also have this badge on my profile. Great ;)


I’m in it but I don’t know what it means, I think if you’re selected, your projects with minimum 1 star are archived.


What?!?! I've built this tiny AppCenter Serilog adapter and it got into the Arctic Code Vault! This is super cool! 😃


I did! And I even contributed to Forem. 💪





Welcome to the Artic Code Club!
Code Vault


First rule of Arctic Code Club... we do not talk about Arctic Code Club! 😉

Tyler Durden in Fight Club saying We do not talk about Fight Club


Oh I found this on mine as well! Super cool.

GitHub Arctic Code Vault


arctic code vault
One of my favorite repos (Ethairballoons) went to arctic!


Yeah!! This is the coolest thing ever! 🤩


I feel like this deserves a "bruh …" because I haven't spent much time with GitHub lately.

GitHub Arctic Code Vault


Just got mine today, anyone care to explain what it is?


Oh Yes 🤓! Github is becoming more interesting than ever!!


Look ma I made it to the Arctic Vault, I'm famous.


Intresting I have no idea how I got this
do I have to have a frequently viewed piece of code?


I have no idea how devs image uploads work. oh it's sort of weird


yes. I'm happy to be part of this ♥️


Is this artic code vault still running ? Meaning I started working on these repo to get a badge ?


I am surprised this came up in my profile
Arctic Vault Contributor