My name is Chad Whitacre, and this is my homepage.


Proofpoint 2019— I am managing two diverse and productive software teams. Ping me if you apply!
Idelic 2018 As employee four at this venture-backed startup, I shifted the engineering team from off-shore contractors to in-house employees, while meeting commitments on a high-risk project and driving engineering process improvements.
Gratipay 2012—2017 I founded a company that moved more than $1 million from dozens of companies to hundreds of open source projects, and explored the limits of organizational transparency and openness. Gratipay is survived by a fork, Liberapay. Vive Liberapay!
Open Source 2002— I grew the Gratipay project to more than 1,000 stars and 150 contributors on GitHub, and I've grown two other projects to more than 100 stars each. I also co-founded the Sustain conference in 2017.
The Open Organization 2016—2017 2013—2015, OCI I furthered the conversation about organizational transparency and openness as one of Red Hat's Open Organization Ambassadors. I wrote the group's top post for 2016, and increased transparency by helping migrate from a private mailing list to public repos. Prior to that I had co-founded, and co-organized two events for, the similarly themed Open Company Initiative (OCI).
The Gospels 2012 I edited, designed, typeset, published, and sold out of a short-run edition of the gospels.