Five years ago today, @defunkt, @pjhyett, and I gathered in our online chat room and prepared to push a commit to GitHub that would finally mark the public launch of our little Git-hosting service. During the private beta we had signed up 6,000 users and helped them share 2,500 repositories.

Now, five years later, I’m incredibly proud to be part of a company with 158 team members dedicated to helping our 3.5 million users collaborate across 6 million repositories. It’s been a wild ride and I couldn’t be happier with the amazing community of people who use and love GitHub every day.

Thank you all for helping us to build better software, together. Here’s to another five years!