12 Ways Tech Companies Boost Creativity

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GitHub crowns a monthly King or Queen of Developers

GitHub is a San Francisco-based company that makes a tool for hosting other people's software projects. Each month, it crowns a King or Queen of Developers and that person runs the help desk for its customers, CEO Tom Preston-Werner told Business Insider.

By putting a top developer on the desk each month, engineers can identify problems and learn how customers actually use their technology. That leads to fast fixes and all sorts of new features.