A code hosting platform for version control and collaboration

GitHub, 2008

Work environment gettin’ tough on you? You landed on a page about side projects? Maybe, it’s a sign, you start one!

Chris Wanstrath and PJ Hyett, co-founders of GitHub, were developing Ruby on Rails websites for CNET, a technology news and review site. Since convincing the coders to update the open-source code proved difficult and time-consuming, they opted to create their own repository.Β 

With, anyone may comment on your code, add to it, and help it grow into something greater. The secret lies in the fact that it decentralizes programming, providing everyone with an innovative method of control.

Thomas Dohmke, the CEO of GitHub says β€œWe keep fighting for the rights of open-source developers because we believe that open source is fundamental to achieve human progress.”

GitHub claims to be the largest host of source code in the world as of May 2019, with over 37 million members and more than 100 million active repositories (including at least 28 million public repositories).

Microsoft acquired Github in 2018 for $7.5 billion.

GitHub, Inc. has been in business since 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco.Β 

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🀡 Founder(s)

  •  Tom Preston-Werner
    Tom Preston-Werner
  •  Chris Wanstrath
    Chris Wanstrath
  •  P. J. Hyett
    P. J. Hyett
  •  Scott Chacon
    Scott Chacon

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About GitHub

πŸš€ Launched April 10, 2008
πŸ”— Website
πŸ“ Location San Francisco, California
πŸ’Έ Funding $350M (source)
🏒 IPO Status Private
πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘ Users 100 Million+
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