Software is Eating the World”, and GitHub is the largest code host in the world – it’s the best place to share code; be it with friends, co-workers, classmates, or complete strangers. In fact, there are nearly 8 million people collaborating across more than 17 million repositories on GitHub today – collectively, they’re building amazing things. Their story is GitHub’s story, and it’s a story that’s getting bigger and more exciting by the minute.
In 2008 Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett founded GitHub to make software development more collaborative. What began as a place to share software code has turned into a community where millions of people work together on projects ranging from huge open source software applications to important pieces of legislation to cutting-edge hardware and machines. GitHub is allowing them to do so easier, smarter and faster than ever before. Every day the GitHub team is astounded (and let’s face it, psyched!) by the ways their community is using their platform. And they hesitate to call it that, because that feels a little limiting.
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GitHub has grown fast, moved smart, and experienced some amazing success during its short lifetime. As a culture GitHub believes in the power of “We”, they love to engage with the unknown and they’re always looking for more bright-sparks to keep this fire ablaze. We’ll give you their backstory, but we’re looking for someone more interested in helping to shape their forward story!
As GitHub continues to reach new peaks every day, there’s always more to conquer. In 2018 alone, they saw more new users than in their first six years combined, and they celebrated hosting over 100 million repositories. All of this growth is thanks to the open source community. Together, they’ve built and collaborated on a broad spectrum of projects, from hobbies to professional tools and across varying developer experience levels.