From Ryan Tomayko: One of the things I’m most excited about working at GitHub is the oppor­tu­nity to take our time and think through orga­ni­za­tion and process prob­lems from first prin­ciple instead of blindly copying other compa­nies or adopting status quo approaches devel­oped in the last century. We’re beholden to no one except the good people that pay us for our prod­ucts and that gives us the freedom to build a company opti­mized for deliv­ering the best expe­ri­ence — what­ever it takes.

Last year, as GitHub began to grow rapidly, I was promoted to Director of Engi­neering. That makes me a manager of sorts. Gross, right? Actu­ally, it’s turned out not to be very horrible at all. Like most things at GitHub, I was given complete control and encour­aged and expected to define the role in what­ever way made most sense to me. I want to share some of what I’ve come up with. · Go to Show how, don’t tell what: A manage­ment style →