Dmitriy Zaporozhets lives in Ukraine and cofounded Gitlab in 2011 with Sytse Sijbrandij to build open source tools to help teams of developers collaborate more easily and review and deploy code on the go using features such as wikis and tracking.
He loves a good Martini and a merge request that can be accepted without comments. He is the lead author of GitLab CE and CI. He is also made it to the Forbes list of the 30 most successful people in the world under 30-years-of-age in the Enterprise Technology sector in 2017.
Since its launch and its participation in the famous Y Combinator business incubator, GitLab has taken on more than 140 employees and raised $25.6 million from investors like August Capital, Khosla Ventures and Ashton Kutcher.