Nathan Fritz

Nathan Fritz

Chief Architect

&yet wouldn’t even be a software company if it weren’t for Fritzy’s vision.

Of course, his out-of-the-blue suggestion over IM that &yet should hire him and build software may have been a joke, but we’ll never know because it’s turned into a wonderful ride so far.

Nathan is a recognized messaging expert and is the author of popular open source XMPP libraries in three languages (XMPPHP, SleekXMPP, and Seesmic-AS3-XMPP). His libraries are featured in code examples used in XMPP: The Definitive Guide from O’Reilly Publishing. Nathan is a former member of the XSF Council, the guiding body for the XMPP Standards Foundation.

Fritzy serves as &yet’s software architect, pioneering new techniques and helping identify new directions for exploration. Recently, he’s been doing some very interesting things with Redis.

When he’s not whiteboarding a fresh idea or slamming together a mind-blowing proof-of-concept, he can be found playing Minecraft with his kids.

Nathan is a wonderfully caring friend and a great dad. You’ll see his amazing soft side come out if you’re struggling or if you spot him with his family.

&yet fun fact: Nathan actually leased &yet its real first office space. A small 8 x 10 office was shared by Fritzy, Adam, and guess who: Gar! (Who was Fritzy’s employee at the time.)

&yet is about people.

Aaron McCallAdam BraultAmy Lynn TaylorAdam BaldwinBear (Mike Taylor)Ben MichelDaniel BarnesDavid DiasEric ZanolPhilipp "Fippo" HanckeNathan FritzMichael GarvinHenrik JoretegJon HjelleIsaac LewisJenn TurnerJenna TormanenJulie Ann HorvathKarolina SzczurLance StoutLeslie InmanJon LamendolaInternet “Luke” KarrysLynn FisherMarcus StongMark BraultMatt LoweMelanie BrownMike SpeegleNathan LaFrenierePeter Saint-AndrePhilip RobertsSarah BrayStephanie MaierTom Steele