GitHub’s Office of the CTO investigates the future of software development.

We explore things beyond the adjacent possible. Tools and technologies that will change our craft. New approaches to building healthy, productive software engineering teams.


Jason Warner

Jason drives GitHub’s technical vision to further our mission of being the global platform for software. He is passionate about creating technologies that make GitHub the best place for engineers, developers, designers and researchers to work and learn.

Speaker Series

Past Talks
Jan 21, 2021
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Fred K. Schott,

JavaScript: The Next Ten Years

What's next for JavaScript, web development, and the internet as a whole? Explore the global trends and specific technologies that will come…

Dec 2, 2020
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Amir Shevat


Building and Measuring Developer Relations

How do you build a solid DevRel organization? How do you measure and connect your DevRel org activities to the core outcomes of your company…

Nov 12, 2020
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Simon Willison

Python, Django & Datasette

Personal Data Warehouses: Reclaiming Your Data

Every nerd deserves their own personal data warehouse - a system that gives them the same kind of analytical capability that is usually reserved for giant tech companies. I've figured out how to build one, using SQLite, Datasette and a handful of open source scripts and APIs.

Oct 22, 2020
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Simon Peyton-Jones

Microsoft Research

Computer Science Meets Education, at Scale

The UK is in the throes of a wholesale reform of school (K-12) education in computing, one that establishes computer science as a foundational discipline that all children learn from primary school onwards, just as they do maths and natural science.

Oct 8, 2020
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John Hughes

Chalmers University and Quviq AB, Gothenburg.

Experiences with QuickCheck: Testing the Hard Stuff

If you’ve ever wondered whether there is a better way to test software than by writing and maintaining thousands of test cases, then this talk is for you.

Aug 19, 2020
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Dr. Denae Ford Robinson

Microsoft Research

Golden Rules of Building Online Communities that Matter

Online communities for programmers, like Stack Overflow and GitHub, have norms that are not obvious nor inclusive to the 50 million programmers visiting monthly.

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