Tom Preston-Werner

Tom Preston-Werner
CEO, GitHub

Website | @mojombo

Tom Preston-Werner is a cofounder and chief executive officer of GitHub, a web site that makes it easy for users to collaborate on software projects and share code. This site has attracted a community of more than 3.5 million developers and strives to lower the barriers of collaboration by building powerful features into its products, making it easier for users to contribute and write better code, faster.

Preston-Werner also invented the Gravatar, a globally recognized image that follows its user around the internet to help identify posting on blogs, web forums, or other internet activities. He sold Gravatar in 2007.

He lives and works in San Francisco. The weather there is strange, but he loves it, and the mountain biking is unbelievably good.

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Development
Location: 2002
Chris Wanstrath (GitHub), Tom Preston-Werner (GitHub)
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(3.83, 6 ratings)
Git is a distributed version control system with easy branching that has forever changed the way that open source projects accept contributions. With Github's social features added on top of Git's distributed nature, open source is quietly evolving from barriers to entry and problems with communication to an easier, more human, and ultimately more beneficial, process. Read more.
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