San Francisco design, iOS, Android, and Ruby on Rails development studio
We opened our San Francisco office in 2012, and have been working primarily with startups such as Postmates, Tile, Kespry, and CareZone. Our San Francisco-based clients have raised more than $2 billion in venture capital, and today employ more than 5,000 people.
Make great things with us in the City by The Bay
An ideal project for us is one where our client clearly understands their users' jobs to be done. We can help you get your first product off the ground or work on new releases of an existing product.
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Meet the San Francisco team
Director of Workplace Experience
Carlo is passionate about building happy and healthy communities. His curiosity about human behavior fuels his projects on sustainability, culture, productivity, and workplace happiness, and beyond.
Stephania Gambaroff Thomas
Stephania Gambaroff Thomas was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and grew up as an sculptor, painter, and coming to the USA, an award-winning filmmaker. She discovered coding in an in an interactive class at Concordia University writing Max/MSP for a performance art piece, and later learned Ruby, worked for some early startups developing Rails. Stephania comes to us from APM Marketplace, a media platform for business and economic news, where she was software engineer team lead in a Ruby environment. Living in SOMA with her husband and their two pugs, Stephania most recently picked up Swift.
Chris has been a consulting developer since 2007. He came to the Bay Area from Mississippi by way of Alaska. He has recently taken an interest in photography and sewing, and thinks the weather here is boring 😝
A roll dog at heart, Tony graduated from Northeastern University with an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree. He's been programming since his childhood and has done a bit of everything from full stack web development to native mobile apps. He still retains his love of hardware and is always looking for ways to combine that knowledge with software wizardry. When he's not working or hacking on fun side projects, you will find him working out with the November Project community early in the mornings.
May is originally from the East Coast but has been in the Bay Area for 10 years. She has a background in education and taught abroad in the Marshall Islands and Costa Rica and worked in educational research before falling in love with coding and switching careers to web development. She loves crossword puzzles, La Croix, and the ocean.
A not-so-recent grad from Cornell University, Amanda was born and raised in NYC. She loves street vendor hot dogs, white sneakers, and taking pictures of food. When she's not blogging about her culinary confections, she can be found cursing at Gradle or trying to convert everyone she meets to the wonderful world of functional reactive programming!
James Martinez, thoughtbot’s Director of Mobile, is responsible for leading and growing thoughtbot’s mobile development team. Prior to thoughtbot, James spent time consulting and led multiple product development initiatives for clients such as IDEO, Hulu, and Stanford. James currently resides in San Francisco, and when he’s not working, he can be found eating a burrito in the Mission, exploring the outdoors, or racing his motorcycle.
Morgane is weirdly alive and loving every minute of it.
Jack is a developer in our San Francisco office. He spends most of his time developing in Rails but is looking forward to getting more front end experience. He moved to the west coast from North Carolina primarily for the great weather and the easy access to the Sierras. When he's not busy developing or learning new things he's probably off climbing in Yosemite, cycling through Marin or enjoying a superfluous cup of coffee.
Jake is a developer with an insatiable thirst for learning. He first dipped his toe into programming with a homegrown PHP app and had so much fun he decided to pursue a career in it. Years later, he's now knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages and frameworks and is having as much fun as he did when he started.
Developer and CMO
Steven is a SF transplant originating in Michigan, by way of Michigan State University. With a background in psychology, Steven is fascinated by how we interact and behave on the web. He enjoys spending his free time with his dog wandering the hills of Silicon Valley or exploring SF's finest coffee shops and eateries. Get in touch with him – @smharley.
Greg leads our San Francisco web development team. When it comes to spoken languages, Greg speaks several. When it comes to programming languages, Greg is always looking to pick up a new one. Besides languages, Greg is fond of hiking, camping, backpacking, and just being outdoors in general. When indoors, Greg loves a good book, board game, or a movie.
Derrick likes to listen more than he talks. When he's not coding, you'll probably find him buried in a poetry book or graphic novel.
Isabel brings experience in non-profits to thoughtbot, and an irrational love of office design and creating systems of operation. A native Californian, Isabel's free time is taken up with volunteering, writing, and exploring San Francisco.
Lydia worked a visual designer in the creative department of a digital ad agency before a love of robots led her to thoughtbot. She worked in the Boston office for two years before joining the SF team.
Josh is a developer who loves board games, rock climbing, and riding his bike unreasonably long distances. He's mostly fueled by coffee and podcasts, and has a passion for craftsmanship and the maker community. He also get really excited about machine learning and virtual reality projects.