Earning The GitHub Arctic Code Vault Badge

What is the Arctic Code Vault?

The GitHub Arctic Code Vault is a data repository preserved in the Arctic World Archive (AWA), a very-long-term archival facility 250 meters deep in the permafrost of an Arctic mountain. On February 2, 2020, GitHub captured a snapshot of every active public repository, to be preserved in the GitHub Arctic Code Vault.

Why didn’t I get the Arctic Code Vault Contributor Badge?

To unlock the badge, you must have contributions in a repository that meets the following requirements:

  • It existed on February 2, 2020 and still exists now
  • It was public and still is public
  • It was not opted out from the program
  • The owner of the qualifying repository has not blocked you, and you have not blocked them.
  • One of the following:
    • If the repository had no stars, it must have at least one commit made between 11/13/2019 and 02/02/2020
    • If the repository had between 1 and 250 stars, it must have at least one commit made between 02/03/2019 and 02/02/2020
    • If the repository had 250 or more stars at the time of the snapshot, it will be included

Additionally, the committer email address you used must be a verified email on GitHub. If your committer email does not match or is not verified, you can verify the email or add the email to your account now to unlock the badge.

Do you have more questions about the Arctic Code Vault? Please visit our FAQ to learn more!

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