Scott Chacon

former cofounder of GitHub, cofounder of GitButler


Revving Up Version Control: From Retro to Next-Gen


Scott Chacon is the former cofounder of GitHub; now cofounder of GitButler, a next generation version control client, based in Berlin. Scott helped grow GitHub from 4 cofounders to 450 employees over 8 years, eventually being acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion. Scott is also the author of Pro Git, published by Apress and found online at In unrelated news, he holds a WSET Level 3 certification in Wines and Spirits and owns a dog rescue outside of Berlin.


Get ready to blast off into the future of version control! In this talk, we’ll discover why the technology hasn’t changed much for most of us since the 1970s and what we can learn from other modern online collaborative systems. We’ll explore the limitations of the current tools developers use today and how they could be drastically improved with smarter tools and AI help. So come along, and let’s discover how version control is about to level up and revolutionize your workflow for the first time in 50 years!

See you at Heapcon in days hours minutes seconds