Chad Pytel

As 2021 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to share all we are thankful for in this past year.

Our teammates and our loved ones

Thank you to all our teammates, far and near, who continue to make thoughtbot such a wonderful place to be a part of. We’ve accomplished a great deal together through client projects, open source, community events, producing awesome content, managing our transition to fully-remote and new team structure, and many more things that not only keep us going but also fulfilled in our work.

Thank you to our loved ones — families, friends, partners, and pets — for your support.

Our customers

Thank you to our clients, who entrust us with their ideas and mission, and keep us excited to collaborate and solve challenges together.

Thank you to the members of AgencyU, it’s been wonderful working with you this last year.

Thank you to the subscribers of our on demand code review service, Reviews by thoughtbot.

Thank you to all the listeners of our podcasts and the readers of our e-books.

Our podcast guests and producer

Thank you to all of our amazing guests who shared your thoughts, jokes, experiences, and expertise with us on our podcasts:

And thank you to Mandy Moore, the Producer of our Giant Robots and The Bike Shed podcasts.

Our business partners

Thank you to Gesmer Updegrove and Costa & Riccio for handling our legal needs in the US. Thank you to Ashfords and Westkin Associates for handling our legal needs in the UK.

Thank you to Supporting Strategies, Morris & Morris, P.C and Haines Watts for handling our accounting, bookkeeping and taxes.

Thank you to for enabling us to hire globally.

Thank you to OneDigital, Beacon Benefits, Carson Wealth, and Commonwealth Financial Group for helping us manage our benefits.

Thank you to Lara Hogan, Plucky Training, Brian Alvo and NextGen Center for helping us to become better leaders.

And thank you to BrandFuel for helping to design and fulfill our company swag, gifts, and onboarding kits, and getting them to our team members and customers all over the world.

Our DEI partners

Thank you to the Nova Collective, Paradigm Reach and Collective for sharing their expertise and helping us build a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, fulfilling, and safe environment for all people in our community.

Thank you to the hiring partners and job boards InHerSight, Black Tech Pipeline, Women Who Code, POCIT Jobs, and We’ve come to rely on you to help us build the kind of team we want to have.

Open source maintainers and contributors

Thank you to every person who contributes to our open source projects, whether through reporting an issue, commenting with their feedback, or submitting a pull request.

Thank you to the creators, core teams, and contributors of the programming languages and tools we use every day — asdf, Carthage, Cocoapods, Elm, Elixir, Emacs, Git, Neovim, Phoenix, Postgres, RSpec, React, React Native, Redis, Redux, Rubocop, Ruby on Rails, Ruby, Sass, Swift, TypeScript, rbenv, vi, vim.

Thank you to the Docker team for Docker and the Docker Captains who share your knowledge and expertise on the platform.

Thank you to the Homebrew team for building and maintaining the Homebrew package manager on OS X.

Thank you to the OpenBSD community for your work on OpenSSH, tmux, and LibreSSL.

Our service providers

Thank you to CircleCI for providing insight about the quality of our code.

Thank you to Dribbble for inspiring us and letting us share our visions.

Thank you to Figma for providing a platform for our designers to collaborate remotely.

Thank you to Dropbox and Fastly for hosting large design assets and important files.

Thank you to Trello, for helping us stay on top of our ideas and tasks.

Thank you to GitHub for hosting all of our open source and private code.

Thank you to Heroku and AWS for the platforms that we use to deploy and manage our applications.

Thank you to Paycor and 15five for helping us manage our payroll and benefits, and conduct performance reviews.

Thank you to and npm for hosting software which makes our lives easier.

Thank you to Slack for enabling our team to stay connected with each other across thousands of miles.

Thank you to Tuple, tmux, and VS Code Live Share for helping our team write code together.

Thank you to Workable for providing us a streamlined way to find amazing new teammates.

Event organizers and our local communities

Thank you to event organizers all over the world who host and facilitate events and meetups or allow us to do so. Especially as you all needed to make continued changes to your events to offer them online or hybrid, your support continues to inspire and grow designer and developer communities all around the world.

And you

Thank you for reading, listening, and talking to us this year. Thank you for giving us your feedback, being part of our community, and having us be a part of yours.

❤️, thoughtbot