It’s hard to imagine, but just one year ago today we made the first commit to the GitHub repository. We don’t have a baby book for GitHub, so we’ll have to settle on the blog to record our handprint and first words.

We have four full-time employees: Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Scott Chacon. Our support man, Tekkub, answers all your nuanced questions via email, IRC, and on the forums. We’ve taken a grand total of $0 in venture capital or other outside investment. Just recently we topped 20,000 public repositories.

But we couldn’t have done it without you, our loyal users. You’ve dared to try a new version control system and seen how much better things can be. Thanks for joining us on this adventure, we look forward to the upcoming year to make your life as a developer even more amazing!