Stormy Peters is VP of Communities at GitHub. She leads the teams responsible for enabling the online creators and open source communities on GitHub, including GitHub’s community product efforts, developer relations, education, and other strategic programs. Throughout her career, Stormy has been passionate about open source software and has worked to educate companies and communities on how open source software is changing the software industry.
Prior to GitHub, Stormy was the Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft, enabling 30,000+ developers to consume and contribute to open source effectively. She has helped initiate programs such as Microsoft’s FOSS Fund and the Azure Credits for Open Source projects. She’s also held leadership positions working with the open source community at Mozilla, Red Hat, GNOME Foundation, OpenLogic and others. Her most recent appointment includes serving as a board member of the Linux Foundation, representing 1,215 silver-level companies across the organization.
Stormy graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science. She lives in Northern Colorado with her family. In her free time, she likes to run with her dog, explore microbreweries with friends, challenge herself with high intensity interval workouts, and read lots of sci-fi.