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Chad Pytel

CEO - thoughtbot

Chad Pytel is a developer and the CEO of thoughtbot, a web and mobile design and development studio, with small teams of designers and developers in Austin, Boston, London, New York City, Raleigh, San Francisco and Washington, DC. thoughtbot has produced top quality applications with hundreds of clients, from one person startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, and non-profits, for more than 13 years, and are the creators of many popular open source projects, and products of their own:,,, and . In addition to working with clients, Chad Pytel leads the day-to-day operations of thoughtbot, including human resources, hiring, and growth, and is responsible for overall strategy for the company. He has co-authored two books: Rails AntiPatterns and Pro ActiveRecord for Ruby, and spoken at conferences around the world. He lives with his wife and two children in Newton, MA.


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