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London design, Ruby on Rails, and iOS development studio

We've been in London for more than 10 years, operating as New Bamboo until joining thoughtbot in 2015. We've worked with great clients such as Red Bull, Walt Disney, and the UK government. Along the way, we created successful developer-facing products PandaStream and Pusher.

Build something great with us in London

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 London team

    • Nick Charlton
    • Tom Wey
    • Murtaza Gulamali
    • Laurie Young
    • Developer

      Nick Charlton

      After starting out as a freelancer working with iOS and Ruby, Nick founded a startup where he worked on an iOS app & API for fitness classes. At thoughtbot, he continues to move deeper into the world of Ruby and Swift.

    • Senior Developer

      Tom Wey

      Tom is a Developer in our London office. He spent some years writing Perl before falling for Ruby & Rails. He also secretly enjoys writing Javascript, but don't tell anyone. Aside from coding he's into rock climbing, cycling and being a dad.

    • Developer

      Murtaza Gulamali

      Murtaza has always been fascinated by time. He spent a lot of it as a computational physicist in academia before realising that being a developer in our London office is just as fun, challenging and rewarding. He also enjoys being a husband, a father, a technophile, an avid reader and a tea drinker. Often at the same time.

    • Managing Director

      Laurie Young

      Originally from London, Laurie was an academic working with physics and computer science before switching to the world of tech. He fills his spare time with photography.

    • Lloyd Bennett
    • Simon van Dyk
    • Rob Whittaker
    • Fernando Mendes
    • Designer

      Lloyd Bennett

      Lloyd is a Designer at thoughtbot’s London office. He is an advocate of component based design and formulating them into brand style guides. He is a big Manchester United fan and prefers his cereal with warm milk.

    • Developer

      Simon van Dyk

      🧔🏻Husband 💻Software 💡AI ♥️Love ☕️Coffee 📷Photography 🍜Cooking 🐵Family 💼Business 🎨Art 🇿🇦Africa

    • Development Director

      Rob Whittaker

      Rob is a developer at our London office. He has a not-so quiet obsession with best practices and striving for continuous improvement. In his spare time he likes to hunt down delicious beers and coffees. As a Stoke City season ticket holder, he regularly travels back to the grim north to support his beloved Potters.

    • Developer

      Fernando Mendes

      Fernando is a developer with a background in distributed systems and he's been diving progressively deeper into the world of Elixir. Fernando also has been doing a lot of tech-related volunteering for the past 3 years. He is a fan of beer and coffee and street photography.

    • Masha Cernivec
    • Pablo Brasero Moreno
    • Becky Dunbar
    • Luke Mitchell
    • Developer

      Masha Cernivec

      With a diverse background, Masha then joined the web development industry. She likes to experiment with the Raspberry Pi, and her favourite personal project is a speech recognition translation application.

    • Developer

      Pablo Brasero Moreno

      Pablo plays with computers all day. On occasion he's angry at them. Sometimes software products come out the other side. All this while listening to heavy metal and pretending he can play bass guitar.

    • Finance Manager

      Becky Dunbar

      Becky is a physics graduate from Cambridge University (UK) who taught English in China before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. She mostly worked in the not-for-profit sector before venturing into the tech sector. She enjoys spending time with her kids.

    • Designer

      Luke Mitchell

      Luke is a designer from the east of England. Not scared to break convention, and always looking forward – He is happiest creating simple, usable and interesting interfaces. He usually tells people that he "makes websites look pretty and stuff".

    • Ben Furber
    • Miles Johnson
    • Developer

      Ben Furber

      Ben is a developer with a background in product management. If you'd rather talk about the consumption/making of food than work, that's fine by him.

    • Designer

      Miles Johnson

      Miles is a designer from New Haven, CT.

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2nd Floor, Griffin Court,
15 Long Lane, Barbican,
London, EC1A 9PN
United Kingdom
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