San Francisco, CA
Overall Rank: 509
Category: IT Management
Category Rank: 50
- Top Software Company of 2022
GitHub, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a provider of Internet hosting for software development and version control using the open-source Git platform. Founded in 2008 by a group of software developers and entrepreneurs, GitHub enables millions of developers and companies to build, ship, and maintain their software on the largest and most advanced development platform in the world. The company supports more than 83 million developers and four million organizations, including 90% of the Fortune 500 list.
GitHub began as a bootstrapped business and in 2018 was acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion. In 2022, the platform launched its Copilot AI tool, which assists developers inside their code editor with suggestions and recommendations. The utility is free for students learning to write code and is generally available to all developers.
Erica Brescia – Former Chief Operating Officer