GitHub is an American software company located in San Francisco. Founded in 2007
by Tom Preston-Werner and Chris Wanstrath, the company has experienced an un-
precedented growth in sales and subsequently in number of employees. The company
doubled in size from 300 employees in the beginning of 2015 to 600 in November
2016. The company’s product, also called GitHub, allows companies and individual developers to manage their computer code and collaborate with others on software pro-
jects. GitHub has been used by some of the biggest software companies like Google,
Adobe, Twitter, Paypal, Yahoo, Facebook, and Dropbox. The company’s free service be-
came a popular tool among the members of the open source software community, stu-
dents, and hobbyists.
GitHub is used to delegate the choice of projects and project allocation to its workers, fitting the recent trend in running organizations without bosses. The interesting fact about GitHub is that after years of praising its own unorthodox organizational structure, the company suddenly decided to abandon it for something much more traditional.
- 1001-5000 employees
- Public Company
- Computer Software