Sid Sijbrandij is the co-founder, CEO and board chair of GitLab, Inc., the DevOps platform. Sid spent four years building recreational submarines for U-Boat Worx and, while at the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security (Ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid), he worked on the Legis project, which developed several innovative web applications to aid lawmaking. He first saw Ruby code in 2007 and loved it so much that he taught himself how to program. In 2012, as a Ruby programmer, he encountered GitLab and discovered his passion for open source. Soon after, Sid commercialized GitLab, which as has grown to more than 30 million registered users from startups to global enterprises.