About Chad Pytel

Chad Pytel is the founder and CEO of thoughtbot, a software development firm located in Boston that specializes in Ruby on Rails and creators of paperclip, shoulda, factory_girl and Hoptoad among other projects. thoughtbot embraces both agile development methodologies and a "getting real" project philosophy. Chad was co-author of Pro Active Record: Databases with Ruby and Rails (APress) and has presented at various conferences around the world. To follow along with Chad and the rest of the thoughtbot team’s ideas on development, design, technology, and business, visit their blog at http://robots.thoughtbot.com.