Hawley Brett, Developer, thoughtbot
Hawley is a web developer at thoughtbot with experience building applications up and down the stack. She has worked on many apps for civic engagement including her time on the fully-remote team at MoveOn.org as a software engineer. Hawley is passionate about helping teams maintain inclusive communication and collaboration, especially in challenging remote environments.
Kyle Fiedler, CDO, thoughtbot
As Chief Design Officer, Kyle leads the thoughtbot product design team. He uses tools such as research, design thinking, design sprints, and Jobs-to-be-Done to help him best understand what a product is trying to solve, what potential solutions look like, and then validating those solutions. For over 10 years at thoughtbot, Kyle has applied these tools both in person and on distributed teams.
German Velasco, Development Team Lead, thoughtbot
German is a Senior Developer and team lead at thoughtbot. Working remotely for the past 2 years, he has become a go-to source of best practices and tool recommendations for folks seeking to adapt their workflows for productive and fulfilling work-from-home scenarios that maintain an in-person, collaborative feel.