Chad Mazzola


  • NewSelf-transcendence

    A presentation of my research into the concept of self-transcendence, told through fragments of text, images and video.

    Aug 2018–present

  • Qvotr

    Variously described as “Kindle highlight for the web” and “Pinterest for words.” Co-created with Kevin Albrecht.

    Oct 2014–Jul 2017 (Acquired).


    Trustless publishing platform using PGP-signed messages. Co-created with Mike Burns. Brief overview of project.

    Aug 2014–Sep 2016

  • Avalanche

    Allows users to distribute PGP-signed photos via a mesh network to circumvent government censorship. Created with Mike Burns and Rebecca Meritz during a weekend hackathon on the island of Ekskäret.

    Apr 2014

  • TecmoGeek

    Comprehensive guide to player attributes in the original Tecmo Super Bowl for NES.

    Mar 2013–present

  • HackerEngine

    Starter kit for Ruby on Rails-based e-commerce sites. Co-created with Ben Orenstein.

    Feb 2012–Nov 2012

  • Beautiful Web Type

    Curated selection of the best typefaces from the Google fonts directory.

    Jan 2012–present

  • Radish

    Analytics and monitoring for Redis instances. Led interface design as part of a team at thoughtbot.

    May 2011–Feb 2012 (Acquired)

  • Instalover

    SMS-based blind dating service. Winner of Best Use of Real-time Communications in the 2010 Rails Rumble.

    Oct 2010