Artifact Details

Title

How the world builds software

Catalog Number

102717289

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-01-17

Participants

Lev-Ram, Michal, Interviewer
Warnstrath, Chris, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

Launched in 2008, social-coding site GitHub supports over 15 million users who use the online platform to collaborate, build, and store software. Appealing to organizations with a large base of software developers, including Google, NASA, and even the White House, GitHub taps into the growing enthusiasm for open source projects and currently houses the world’s largest collection of public software. The site’s popularity among its user community has also attracted attention and dollars from major investors, including Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Last year, the company raised $250 million, valuing it at more than $2 billion.

GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath, who was named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 in 2015, likens the medium to Facebook but for programmers. “You log in, you’re connected to people, but instead of seeing photos of their baby, you see their code,” he says.

During the event GitHub CEO and Co-founder Chris Wanstrath discusses the fascinating story of GitHub’s growth, the most amazing pieces of software built on the platform, and his vision for coding education. Wanstrath sits down with Fortune Senior Writer Michal Lev-Ram, who covers technology for both Fortune magazine and its website. She is also co-chair of Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference and Most Powerful Women Next Gen event. Her outstanding reporting contributed to Fortune winning a SABEW Best in Business Award for its technology coverage in 2012.

Category

Interview

Collection Title

CHM Live

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8068.2017