GitHub is one of those Bay Area start-ups that has made headlines sometimes for the wrong reasons, but its popularity is undeniable.
The company provides web-based tools that developers use to share code and collaborate on projects, and counts almost half of the Fortune 100 as customers. It's so ubiquitous among programmers that prominent venture capitalists valued the company last year at $2 billion. GitHub has been named to CNBC's Disruptor 50 list three years in a row.
On Tuesday, CNBC.com spoke to CEO Chris Wanstrath at GitHub's second annual developer conference in San Francisco to discuss his efforts to balance corporate governance and diversity with the never-ending quest for growth. This interview has been edited and condensed.