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Building the next phase of GitHub, together

Building the next phase of GitHub, together

This morning, I shared the following post with Hubbers in response to Nat’s announcement about his next adventure. I am thrilled to take on the role of CEO to build the next phase of GitHub for our global community of software developers.

Thomas Dohmke November 3, 2021
Thank you, GitHub

Thank you, GitHub

This morning, I sent the following post to the GitHub team. TL;DR: I’m moving on to my next adventure, and Thomas Dohmke (currently Chief Product Officer) will be GitHub’s next CEO.

Nat Friedman November 3, 2021
Everything new from Universe 2021

Everything new from Universe 2021

Since last year’s GitHub Universe, we’ve shipped more than 20,000 improvements to GitHub for developers, open source communities, and enterprise teams. Here’s a comprehensive overview of what we’re announcing at Universe this week.

Thomas Dohmke October 27, 2021
Diversity, inclusion, and belonging at GitHub in 2021

Diversity, inclusion, and belonging at GitHub in 2021

In the past two years, GitHub has doubled in size, welcoming more than 760 new Hubbers in 2021 alone. This past year we particularly focused on our goal of making GitHub more equitable. We saw growth in our diversity representation, whose population increased at a higher rate than the company itself.

Sofia Bonnet October 20, 2021
Blacktocats turn five

Blacktocats turn five

What began as a small group effort in 2015 has now turned into a global initiative here at GitHub to amplify Black voices and talent in the tech community.

Brian Douglas June 10, 2021
Environmental sustainability at GitHub

Environmental sustainability at GitHub

At GitHub, we believe in the extraordinary potential and power of a diverse, collaborative developer community to accelerate human progress. Just look at the first-ever powered flight on another planet as one amazing example of what developers can achieve together! Through the power of this community, we have an opportunity to make a positive, lasting […]

Erica Brescia April 22, 2021
GitHub security update: A bug related to handling of authenticated sessions

GitHub security update: A bug related to handling of authenticated sessions

Why did I get logged out of GitHub.com? On the evening of March 8, we invalidated all authenticated sessions on GitHub.com created prior to 12:03 UTC on March 8 out of an abundance of caution to protect users from an extremely rare, but potentially serious, security vulnerability affecting a very small number of GitHub.com sessions. […]

Mike Hanley March 8, 2021
Hello from GitHub’s new Chief Security Officer

Hello from GitHub’s new Chief Security Officer

The world runs on software, and a large portion of it, especially the open source software that’s part of everything we experience, is built by millions of developers on GitHub every day. GitHub is heavily invested in both the security of the platform and helping developers shift left their security investments in building secure software. […]

Mike Hanley February 24, 2021
How we designed and wrote the narrative for our homepage

How we designed and wrote the narrative for our homepage

This post is the fifth installment of our five-part series on building GitHub’s new homepage: How our globe is built How we collect and use the data behind the globe How we made the page fast and performant How we illustrate at GitHub How we designed the homepage and wrote the narrative Redesigning GitHub’s homepage […]

Amanda Swan February 11, 2021
How we illustrate at GitHub

How we illustrate at GitHub

In the fourth installment of our five-part series on building GitHub’s new homepage, we’ll explore the artistic pipeline at GitHub to explain story, character and color, and to show how we collaborate across teams to tackle site design. How our globe is built How we collect and use the data behind the globe How we […]

Tony Jaramillo February 4, 2021
Fighting for developers: GitHub policy 2020 in review

Fighting for developers: GitHub policy 2020 in review

GitHub is committed to shaping public policies that support developers around the globe. Last year, we advised policymakers, supported legal action, and spoke directly to developers on policy in jurisdictions around the world. As part of our commitment to developers, we’d like to share some highlights of what GitHub Policy did for you in 2020. […]

Mike Linksvayer February 3, 2021
Update on an employee matter

Update on an employee matter

On Friday, January 8th, GitHub separated with an employee. Later that day and over the weekend, employees raised concerns about the circumstances of the separation. We took these concerns seriously. On Monday, January 11th, we engaged an outside investigator to conduct an independent investigation. On the evening of Friday, January 15th, the investigation revealed significant […]

Erica Brescia January 17, 2021