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Meet the Mastermind Behind the Code: Hunter Hodnett, CTO of Chipp.AI

From Amazon and Reddit to multiple startups, Hunter brings a wealth of experience, and fun, to the Chipp team.

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Scott Meyer
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March 25, 2024

Today, we're pulling back the curtain to introduce you to the tech pirate steering the ship here at Chipp.AI. Meet Hunter Hodnett, our Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a man whose journey from coding bootcamp instructor to startup founder to leading our tech team is nothing short of inspiring.

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So, grab a cup of coffee β˜• and get ready to know the man behind the magic!

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The Early Days: A Melody of Code and Music 🎡

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Hunter's tech journey kicked off with a bang, working on the global launch of Amazon Music Unlimited. Imagine being part of the team that brought music to the fingertips of millions globally. Not just that, he was also instrumental in developing the desktop player, a hybrid web app built on a fork of Chromium. Talk about a grand entrance into the tech world!

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The Reddit Chapter: Redesigning the Front Page of the Internet 🌐

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After his stint at Amazon, Hunter took his talents to Reddit, where he was part of the team that worked on the platform's redesign. If you've ever lost yourself in the endless scroll of Reddit's new interface, you have Hunter to thank (or blame) for that!

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The Educator in Him: From Bootcamps to Startups πŸŽ“

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Hunter's passion for technology is matched only by his love for education. Before diving into the startup ecosystem, he taught a 16-week full-stack coding bootcamp. Imagine learning the ropes of coding from someone at the forefront of tech innovation!

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The Startup Saga: A Love Story in Austin πŸ’•

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Hunter took his bootcamp experience to create his first startup, Cottage. Cottage matched developers with projects, introducing him to a community of builders, including his future colleage Andre Lacke (our Chief AI Officer).

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Cottage may not have taken off as planned, but it led him to his life's love. While pitching Cottage at a startup event in Austin, Texas, he met Heather, who is now his wife. They now live in the charming city of Greenville, South Carolina. As they say, when one door closes, another opensβ€”and sometimes it leads to love.

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The Metacrafters Era: Where Courage Meets Code πŸ’»

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Before joining Chipp.AI, Hunter was the Lead Software Engineer at Metacrafters, focusing on their learning platform. Here, he met Scott Meyer, who jokingly called him a coward for not pushing code straight to production. Hunter has been on a mission to prove his courage ever since, and we can vouch that he's anything but a coward!

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The Chipp.AI Adventure: The Future is Now πŸš€

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Hunter is now the tech maestro at Chipp.AI, the easiest payment platform for generative AI developers. His diverse background, from music streaming to social media to education, brings our team a unique blend of expertise.

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Hunter Hodnett is not just our CTO; he's a mentor, a visionary, and the beating heart of our tech operations. With him at the helm, we're more excited than ever about the future for Chipp.AI.

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Why Hunter’s Excited About Chipp

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Reading about Hunter is one thing, but let’s give him a chance to introduce himself and why he’s so excited about the future of Chipp.

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More to Come

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That's a wrap on our introduction to Hunter! Subscribe tuned for more exciting updates and introductions from the Chipp.AI family and updates as we build out Chipp.

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Happy coding, everyone! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

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