Chad Pytel, Chief Executive Officer of thoughtbot, noted, “We’re thrilled to combine our know-how with Kaplan’s experience in delivering intensive, outcomes-focused programs, and believe we’re in a unique position to create a new offering that delivers an unparalleled learning experience.”With teams across the U.S. and in Stockholm, thoughtbot is the creator of FactoryGirl, Shoulda, Capybara Webkit, Paperclip, Bourbon, Neat, Laptop and other popular open-source libraries, and has taught Ruby on Rails to hundreds of students worldwide, including at elite institutions such as Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The first classes will run out of thoughtbot’s founding office in Boston, on 41 Winter Street, where the firm has consulted for more than 50 startups and other organizations. “Talent is driving our state's innovation economy and leading to new opportunities for satisfying careers in Massachusetts,” said Massachusetts Assistant Secretary for Innovation Eric Nakajima. “We are excited about this new partnership to provide interested students with the skills and knowledge to compete and add to our world-class technology community.” To apply, go to www.thisismetis.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with January 10, 2014 as the final deadline for the first cohort. About Kaplan Test Prep Kaplan Test Prep ( www.kaptest.com) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services. About thoughtbot thoughtbot ( thoughtbot.com) is a world-class consulting firm that makes web and mobile apps for early-stage startups and other organizations. Established in 2003, their consulting team consists of 65 designers, web developers, and mobile developers in Boston, San Francisco, Stockholm, Denver, Philadelphia, Raleigh, and New York City.