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Scott Chacon

GitHub Co-Founder
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From Silicon Valley to Berlin - lessons from a repeat entrepreneur | Scott Chacon |

Scott Chacon is a software developer, entrepreneur, and aspiring polyglot who co-founded GitHub in 2008 and helped grow it into one of the world’s most important software companies.

In 2016, he left GitHub to focus full time on his next big project - a new startup to be launched in the fall of 2017 that combines his expertise in building great software with his passion for learning language. Scott is the author of the book Pro Git, and he has presented at dozens of conferences around the world on topics such as the future of work, how to build and grow successful companies, and how to master a new language as an adult. He splits his time between Berlin and Berkeley, CA, where he lives with his wife and daughter.