GitHub, Erica Brescia

On Tuesday, GitHub announced Erica Brescia, who was previously co-founder and COO of the startup Bitnami, as its first COO.
In May, VMware announced it would acquire Bitnami.
Brescia says after it was clear the acquisition would happen, she became open to moving to GitHub, and says that she was attracted to the company because of how fast its grown even after Microsoft acquired it.
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On Tuesday, GitHub appointed Erica Brescia as its first-ever chief operating officer, and she plans to bring her experience as a founder and active member of the open source community to the table.

Previously, Brescia served as the COO and co-founder of Bitnami, a San Francisco-based startup that makes pre-packaged open source applications designed to run in the cloud. In May, VMware announced it would acquire Bitnami for an undisclosed sum.

GitHub, the mega-popular code-sharing service, has only grown in the time since Microsoft bought last year for $7.5 billion. Now, Brescia says, it’s her job to make sure the company stays on track to handle that growth — though, she acknowledges that as the company’s first COO, the leadership team will need to learn to adjust to her new role.

So far, so good, though: Brescia says her new co-workers at GitHub have been supportive and welcoming, and she has already learned a lot.

“We’re seeing massive growth and we expect that to accelerate,” Brescia told Business Insider. “We all need to work really closely together and make sure we execute well and make sure we’re set up to support that growth.”

Brescia says she started talking with GitHub CEO Nat Friedman last year, as he was moving into his new role. She says the open source software industry can be a “pretty small world,” and that she …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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