Tom Preston-Werner is the cofounder of GitHub and inventor of Gravatar.

Hes also the developer behind chronic, grit and jekyll to name a few.

You can read his blog at tom.preston-werner.com/

Optimizing for Happiness

The way traditional businesses approach the management and organization of creative, intellectual workers is wrong. By throwing away everything that blocks productivity (meetings, deadlines, managers, titles, strict vacation policies, etc) and treating your employees as the responsible adults that they are, huge amounts of potential can be unlocked and employee happiness and retention can be at unprecedented highs. At GitHub we've embraced a philosophy that gets things done and strips away policy and procedure in favor of smart decision making and personal responsibility. Come see how we make it work and how you can reap the same benefits in your own company.

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