Talking about the “coding world“, GitHub is one of the most known tools and community people use and engage with. It was founded in 2008 by Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Tom Preston-Werner, as a way to host, document, edit and share private code. Well, it has its roots in an outsourced development consultancy.
Tom realized that Git might be really cool and could get really popular.
He considered Scott, a huge expert on Git to be an ideal candidate for that. The problem was they didn’t have enough money to hire him as a full-time developer. So they had only one choice left to reach their goal of simplifying their product and push it further: they hired Scott as a Git outsource contractor to eventually build the backend of Gist, a sharing feature within GitHub.
Started as a side project, GitHub has now 56+ million projects posted, 600+ employees, and Scott Chacon as CIO.