Ten Lessons from GitHub

Tom Preston-Werner cofounder of Github tells about his early (and some valuable) experiences with Github and 10 things he learnt on the way.

For me, 2008 was the year that I helped design, develop, and launch GitHub. Creating a new startup is an intense learning experience. Through screwups and triumphs, I have learned some valuable lessons this year. Here’s a few of them:

  1. Start Early
  2. Adapt to Your Customers
  3. Have Fun
  4. Pay attention to Twitter
  5. Deploy at Will!
  6. You Don’t Need an Office
  7. Hire Through Open Source
  8. Trust your Team
  9. You Don’t Need Venture Capital
  10. Open Source Whatever You Can

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