Sid Sijbrandij is the CEO of GitLab Inc., the one DevOps platform that allows teams to collaborate, create, and deliver software in a single application. Before founding GitLab Inc. in 2012, he worked on recreational submarines and taught himself to code. He went on to work at the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, where he did version control software around lawmaking.
GitLab Inc. was founded on Sid’s love of programming and a desire to create an open-core company. Fully remote from Day One, GitLab Inc. is one of the largest companies to operate this way, with more than 1,700 employees across 65 countries. In this episode, Sid talks about open source, his community, and company transparency, along with the GitLab Inc.’s recent IPO—and what it means for the future.