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Austin, Texas design and development firm specializing in product design, Ruby on Rails, and React Native

We’ve been in Austin since 2014, working with great clients in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and beyond to build successful software. We’re experts in research, strategy, design, and development for both mobile and web.

You might find us talking code and design at Keep Ruby WeirdATX Sass, Tech Ladies, strategizing our commutes, or guzzling kombucha.

Build something weird with thoughtbot

We’ve continuously refined our processes over the years and even wrote a book about them. We’d love to learn how you do things at your organization and trade notes. Contact us to chat.

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Meet the Austin team

    • Thomas Paresi
    • Stephen Hanson
    • Dawn Delatte
    • S. Wingchi Wong
    • Developer

      Thomas Paresi

      Thomas is a developer that focuses on making sure complex systems do not become complicated systems. His approach to software engineering is starting with the '10,000 foot' view in order to come up with the right solution for the right problem at the right time. He also loves the challenge of learning new things, which leads to lots of non-fiction reading, podcast listening, and DIY projects. His latest non technical challenges have been rock climbing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and raising two little boys.

    • Senior Developer

      Stephen Hanson

      Stephen is a developer in the Austin office. He has diverse experience, working for companies ranging from large enterprises like to small startups. He has been consulting for the past six years and loves working with clients to find the perfect solution to complex problems. When he's not at his computer, you can usually find Stephen reading a book, woodworking, or playing with his dog, Ruby.

    • Managing Director

      Dawn Delatte

      As Managing Director of the Austin studio, Dawn is responsible for the studio's sales and business development, as well as the success of our client and team relationships. She works collaboratively with the designers and developers in our studio to ensure we add value to the people and products we work with every day. When designing at thoughtbot, her goal for each project is to facilitate positive and meaningful interactions for people, using tools like design thinking, user research, and front end development. And when she's not busy creating solutions for products and people, she is busy wrangling a toddler and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

    • Senior Developer

      S. Wingchi Wong

      Wingchi spent the last nine years in various positions ranging from sales to software development, but he is always focused on making spectacular products. He gets excited about the innovations in cross-platform development, socket-based protocols, and software testing.

    • Annie Lydens
    • Sam Kapila
    • Eric Milford
    • Developer

      Annie Lydens

      Annie is a developer who has worked in venture capital, ad tech, and social enterprise organizations. She loves talking to users, making sense of chaos, and drawing things on giant whiteboards. When she's not developing products, she enjoys trail running with her two dogs and working on her latest art project.

    • Design Director

      Sam Kapila

      Sam is a product designer in Austin, originally from Curaçao. Sam has been a design instructor and academic director, in both public and for-profit education, in addition to being a designer focused in branding. She speaks at conferences and writes online about product design, diversity and inclusion, and responsive web design.

    • Development Director

      Eric Milford

      Eric enjoys working with small, cross-functional teams to deliver exceptional results. He’s a fan of open and honest communication, learning, helping others, and bringing about positive change. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking and eating delicious food, studying foreign languages, and spending time with family and friends. He one day plans to follow through with woodworking, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and earning his private pilot license. He’s quite proud and excited to be a part of thoughtbot.

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1601 W 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
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