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, and San Francisco. 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 15 years, and are the creators of many popular open source projects. In addition to working with clients, Chad is responsible for overall strategy for the company. He has co-authored two books: Rails AntiPatterns and Pro Active Record, and spoken at conferences around the world. He lives with his wife and two children in Newton, MA.
June 5th, 2019 | 41 mins 40 secs
Our guest this week is Chad Pytel. Chad is the CEO of thoughtbot, which is a design and development firm known in the world for its support of open source projects like paperclip and shoulda. Chad and I talk about how to make short consulting projects work, the importance of hiring, why thoughtbot makes their internal guides public, and how they continue to be able to support open source. It's a great conversation about how thoughtbot approaches the world.