Damien Tanner

New Bamboo joins thoughtbot

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Max and I started New Bamboo over 9 years ago. Max had just finished a degree and I hadn’t yet stepped foot in a university. We soon grew into a team of incredible people, all endlessly passionate about the web.

Early on we made a decision to focus exclusively on building with the brand new Ruby on Rails framework.

As a team, we made a commitment to being curious, transparent and effective.

Our curiosity drove us down a path of continuously learning, which in turn lead to our many contributions to the Open Source community. Our transparency earned us a name for being direct and honest with our clients, even when it wasn’t always want they wanted to hear. Our effectiveness was shown in our refusal to produce poor quality “quick fixes”. Together, all these traits earned us a solid reputation in the industry.

At the time we didn’t think much of it, but in hindsight these things made New Bamboo the company it is today. A team of exceptional developers who are always pushing each other to improve.

Several months ago we met Chad Pytel, CEO of thoughtbot, and learned about their incredible success growing the company and what the future looks like to them. Both companies share many similarities, but also bring their own unique approach to many things. For us it became clear that thoughtbot was a natural fit, and being part of the thoughtbot journey was an opportunity not to be missed.

I’m therefore delighted to announce that New Bamboo is joining thoughtbot to found the London office and help grow thoughtbot in Europe. We’re extremely excited to join the thoughtbot family and start this new chapter.

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