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After years of working with LGBT tech group Maven, GitHub is writing the organization a big check. The open-source tech company has given the agency a three-year, $100,000 grant to help Maven expand its work, which includes tech-oriented summer camps for LGBT youth.

Maven hopes to use the grant to scale its summer camps to more cities and to formalize its curriculum so that LGBT centers can even run the programs on their own.

"Our goal is to replicate โ€“ not to do a Maven camp in every city," Maven CEO and founder Monica Ann Arrambide said in an interview. "We're not a product; we are about doing social good."

Arrambide also hopes to hire staff after having relied exclusively on volunteers for the first five years of Maven's existence.

GitHub VP Nicole Sanchez told Axios that she is hoping to inspire other tech companies to "step up and do the same or more" as GitHub. "$100,000 over three years isn't nearly enough to help Monica achieve her vision," she said.

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Olympics opening ceremony ratings fall to 33-year low

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Ratings for the Olympic Games opening ceremony were down 36% compared to 2016, according to preliminary numbers from NBC Universal.ย 

Why it matters: The figures for the Tokyo Games event mark the lowest audience for an Olympics opening ceremony event in over three decades, per Reuters.

California's largest wildfire razes homes as 86 huge blazes burn in West

A burnt Corvette smolders at a property during the Dixie Fire in the Indian Falls area of unincorporated Plumas County on July 25. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

California's biggest wildfire merged with another blaze as it razed homes in a remote region in the state's north Sunday.

The big picture: The Dixie Fire, which erupted July 14 near the origin of the deadly 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County, is one of 86 large wildfires burning across the U.S. West.