Scott is the co-founder of GitHub, a web-based hosting service for version control using Git. More than 28 million use GitHub, mostly for computer coding. This year, Microsoft purchased GitHub for $7.5 billion. Scott recently founded Chatterbug, a new way to learn a language using an adaptive system that responds to the way you learn.
Hear how Scott Chacon '02 learned from his big wins and failures to propel him to launch GitHub from a four-person company to a 400-person success. Scott will share about his entrepreneurial journey and how that inspired his current company, Chatterbug. Gain valuable insight from a successful alum who was once in your shoes.
About the Speaker
Scott left GitHub in 2016 to start his new app, Chatterbug, which pairs new language learners with live tutors to achieve fluency. He is the author of Pro Git and regularly presents at conferences around the world. Scott is an alumnus of Warren College and earned his degree in Visual and Computing Arts in 2002. He and his wife live in the Bay area and have two small children.
About the Innovator Series
The Innovators Series hosted by The Basement was created to share the impactful work, experience, knowledge and expertise of UC San Diego Alumni innovators and change makers.
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