Chief Executive Officer
P. J. Hyett
Peter J. Levine
Meteor Development Group, Inc.
Github was founded in the year 2008. The company has been active for almost 11 years now. The founders of the company were Scott Chacon, Chris Wanstrath, Tom Preston-Werner and P J Hyett. The company has been existed since the year 2007 and was located in San Francisco, USA. In the year 2009, the company announced that it is in talks with Yahoo Headquarters, and within the first year of it being online, the company has been able to accumulate almost 46,000 public repositories. Out those public repositories, nearly 17,000 were formed in just a span of a month. The same year, the company had also announced that a number of users were almost 100,000. The company also revealed in talks with Yahoo that GitHub will be grown in order to host nearly 90,000 unique public repositories.
The following year, almost 1 million public repositories were hosted by the company itself, which was increased to 2 million by the year 2011. The same year, it was reported that the company had surpassed Source Forge and also Google Code. In the year 2012, it was announced that the company is seeing almost 300 per cent rise in revenue, and has been profitable all the way since its release in the year 2008. Then in the year 2013, the company had passed almost 3 million users, and also more than 5 million repositories as well. The company was then valued at nearly $2 billion. By the end of the year 2013, the number of repositories had reached almost 10 million. In the year 2015, the company had opened its first office outside the USA, in Japan. The same year, the company had also received a funding of $250 million from Sequoia Capital as well. In the year 2016, the company was ranked at 14th place in the Forbes Top 100 Cloud Companies list. In the year 2018, the company was the centre of a severe DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service attack by hackers. The same year, the company was proposed to be purchased by Microsoft for almost $7.5 billion. The company also started to provide GitHub Education to schools by providing education bundles at free of cost. The headquarters of the company is based in 88 Colin P Kelly Jr Street. The name of the place is San Francisco, while the name of the state is California, USA. The pin code of the area is 94107.
GitHub is an American company that focuses on providing various kinds of open source code hosting services to numerous developers, all around the world. The current COO of the company is P J Hyett. As of the year 2019, the current Amazon Alexa ranking of the company’s website is 55. The company platform has more than 37 million users, as of the year 2019. Also, the number of employees currently working at the company is more than 880. The company is also the largest host of source code in the world with a repository count of almost 57 million, which includes 28 million repositories.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have an online platform to upload and store source code for various software development projects, made by numerous software developers all around the world. The company’s service is mostly used for computer code. It also offers source code management and distributed version control as well.
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