Sid Sijbrandij (pronounced see-brandy) is the Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Chair of GitLab.
Sid spent four years building recreational submarines for U-Boat Worx, and while at 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, and by 2015, he led the company through Y Combinator's Winter 2015 batch.
Sid studied at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, where he received an M.S. in Management Science. He was named one of the greatest minds of the pandemic by Forbes and is recognized as a thought leader in remote work.