Zach Holman, GitHub @ eHarmony


Zach joined GitHub in 2010 as one of their first engineering hires. Initially working on what would become GitHub Enterprise, he now hacks on new features and frequently gives talks about building products and growing startups. He lives in San Francisco.


12:00 doors open and lunch served
12:30 talk starts
13:30 Q&A ends

Title: How GitHub Works


GitHub consists of a bunch of employees who have worked at other companies in the past and despised it. Okay, maybe they weren't all terrible jobs, but a lot of us remain skeptical of most software development practices.

We do things differently at GitHub. We don't have meetings, we don't have managers, we don't do traditional code review, and we aren't always in the same room, much less on the same continent. And we couldn't be happier about it. 

We ship code quickly, without a lot of red tape, and still maintain an incredibly high level of code quality.

It's a great way to keep your developers happy, and we think it can work in your company, too.


Doors open only at 12:00! Bring your parking tickets for validation.

No recruiters please.

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  • David G.

    Very interesting talk on deployment flow at GitHub, as well as different internal tools written in-house.

    March 13, 2014

  • Matti S

    Will it be streamed?

    March 12, 2014

    • Jordan S.

      So the event was videotaped by the LA Machine learning folks. Hopefully it should be up soon because the github work flow is VERY interesting.

      1 · March 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please let us know. Was so sad I had to miss it.

      1 · March 12, 2014

  • Mohit

    Sorry for the late notice. Due to the weather I won't be able to come to Santa Monica.

    March 12, 2014

    • Vaclav P.

      LOL - too nice out there?

      March 12, 2014

  • Jordan S.

    Very interesting discussion of the Github workflow.

    March 12, 2014

  • Arthur H.

    Can't change my RSVP and won't be able to make it sorry. I only just now saw that a spot opened up.

    March 12, 2014

  • Arthur H.

    Any openings?

    March 12, 2014

  • Matti S

    Join us at SCALE 12x Feb 21, 22,[masked] at the LAX Hilton. The 50% off discount code for our group is SMJUG.

    February 15, 2014

  • Rey G.

    hello guys...what is the next product to be delivered..lets code it

    January 22, 2014

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