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Fretless teams up with TechPoint to launch Xtern Bootcamp.

Xtern Bootcamp

The software development community in Indianapolis is amazing. When the future Fretless team started working together, we became active in (and soon began organizing) local Meetups. The people we met and the attitudes we encountered defied every stereotype.

TechPoint has played a big role in getting the Indianapolis tech community to this point, and their leadership continues to ensure that Indy attracts talented people and great companies. Their Xtern program provides students with the best internship experience around, and it’s been hugely successful.

We’re thrilled to be working with TechPoint to write the next chapter in this story. Xtern Bootcamp is a 10-week summer program to help bridge the gap between college and career. Read the full story at TechPoint.

Fretless ♥ Indianapolis

At Fretless, we’re proud to call Indiana home. We are members of The Speak Easy and contributors to Verge. We organize, sponsor, or volunteer for The Indianapolis Ruby Brigade, Indy Hackers, Rails Bridge Indy, and re:build.

Get To Know Us

Co-founders Miles Z. Sterrett and Davey Strus have been spending too much time together since 2006, when they first teamed up in code and in music.

Miles Z. Sterrett

Miles Z. Sterrett

In 1997 Miles built a site dedicated to providing notation for popular guitar riffs. (It didn’t take off.) Having gotten his first taste of building for the Web, he later made it his profession, working in the exciting world of startups (some better funded than others) and freelancing. In 2007 he started working at the region’s largest datacenter, where he was forced to share an office with some bozo named Dave.

Building applications for the Web has long been a passion of his, though cultivating communities has become a new passion. Miles organizes The Indianapolis Ruby Brigade, runs Indy Hackers, and, once in a while, helps with the Indianapolis Javascript Society. He finds people to be even more interesting than the code he spends hours upon hours writing. That said, you’ll still find him glued to his guitar once in a while.

Davey Strus

Davey Strus

Davey began his first company in 1997. (It didn’t take off.) That same year he started his first band. (It didn’t take off either.) He then gave university the old college try, earning a degree in computer science (magna cum laude).

Java, .NET, and PHP gigs followed, at companies large and small, until attending the “Building of Basecamp” workshop in 2004 led to an obsession with the then-new Ruby on Rails framework.

He left development behind to become an Enterprise Software Manager, before once again devoting his energy to helping others build great products. And trying to play guitar as fast as Miles.

Aubrey Strasser

Aubrey Strasser

Aubrey began her career as a teacher. She loves the classroom, but left it to raise her family. A serendipitous conversation led to her dipping her toes into the waters of the tech world by helping Fretless get organized. She loves all things organization, and even uses (GASP) paper calendars! Aubrey also serves on the Indy Hackers Board of Directors. When she’s not wrangling the Fretless world, she’s wrangling her family enjoying time with her family, usually behind a boat wake surfing.

Dana Palazzo

Dana Palazzo

Prior to joining Fretless, Dana completed an immersive full-stack program through General Assembly after changing careers from economic development to web development. ( Dana likes to develop things. ) She became a teaching assistant with GA upon graduation.

Before becoming a developer, Dana was the Vice President at the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation where she worked on public-private initiatives to support economic growth in technology and life science, and programs that supported entrepreneurship.

Dana is one of the organizers of Hoosier Women in Tech (say it with me now: HooWIT!), is a member of the board of the Indiana University Credit Union, and is Secretary of the Board of Public Works for the City of Bloomington. When she’s not coding or serving on a board, she’s usually cooking food or talking about it.

Mike Hurley

Mike Hurley

Mike has been in the software space for six years and in sales for over a decade. One day while hanging out at the Speak Easy in South Broadripple, he found a handwritten note on the community bulletin board offering coding lessons. Despite his strong desire to learn about programming, Mike decided to stay focused on the sales profession which, thankfully, led him to the Fretless family. Here, he discovered that he shared their affinity for bacon, high fives, and open, honest communication with other humans.

When he’s not doing biz dev things he can often be found playing soccer, hiking, spending time with his fiancée, and to a lesser extent — partially drinking cups of coffee and/or losing his wallet (not necessarily in that order)

David Jones

David Jones

David joined the Army National Guard as an Information Systems Analyst in 1997, went on to be a Junior Network Administrator at Purdue University, followed by a career wearing many hats as a graphics artist, network and systems administrator, and web applications developer in the graphics services, construction services, and data center industries before becoming a developer and consultant with Fretless.

A believer in the power of mentorship and pair-programming to grow and accelerate your team, an advocate for clean and expressive code, as well as maintainable infrastructure and DevOps, David is active in the local developer and hacker communities.

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