Abby Fichtner

In the Press

Not comprehensive, but some of my sightings over the last few years…



Mashable – 15 People Shaping Boston’s Tech Scene

Recode – What’s the Matter with Boston Tech?

Pando Daily – Startup snake oil: Scamming early stage entrepreneurs
(this was our catalyst to Unpitch!)

CEO Blog Nation – Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Gigaom – if you’re a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you

Business Wire — WANTED: Big Data Hackers

CSO — Hack/reduce lends a hand in Big Data security … hired as executive directory Abby Fichtner, ex-Microsoft evangelist


Top Woman in Tech/Startup

Boston Globe — Innovation Amplifiers: 25 people who are turning up the volume on innovation in Boston

Boston Business Journal — Ada Lovelace Day: 10 Boston-area women who have revolutionized science, tech

VentureFizz — 25 Influential Women in the Boston Tech Community

BostInno — The 2012 Nantucket Conference: Reflections of An Italian Kid
“startup guardian angel and crazy child Abby Fichtner”


Top Blog (

100 Best Agile Blogs (2016)

100 Top Agile Blogs from 2015

Top 200 Agile Blogs (Ranked #19)

Best Project Management and Leadership Blogs

Top 200 Blogs for Developers

7 Top technology blogs for women by women

Java World – Several Tech Blogs Worth Exploring.

5 Tech Blogs by Women that you Need to Follow

5 Tech Blogs Written For And By Women

10 Terrific Tech Blogs by Women


Interviews & Profile Pieces

Stories from the Women in Tech Trenches: Abby Fichtner

VentureFizz Profiles: Abby Fichtner (aka Hacker Chick), Harvard Innovation Lab

Hacking the Hacker Chick


Startup Community

Unpitch is Back, Because we Still Need It

Ex-Microsoft evangelist Abby Fichtner will head new ‘hackerspace’ in Kendall Square focused on big data

The Social Circuit: Abby Fichtner shares her can’t miss events this week

Exciting things happening in Kendall Square

A Brief detour into Cryptocurrency

Go from idea to reality: Introducing the Venture Launch Development Series

With UnPitch, Boston’s TightKnit Tech Community Sends Message – Don’t Take Advantage of Young Entrepreneurs

Boston startup experts tell Maine entrepreneurs to work together, not try to be Boston or Silicon Valley

Unpitch brings VCs & Angels together in solidarity for the sake of early-stage entrepreneurs

ONEin3 and Startup Institute present Break the Bubble: Tips and Tricks to entering Boston’s Tech Ecosystem

Investors to take entrepreneurs to lunch

What to do with 15 acres in Kendall Square?
What could you do with the land? The Globe asked a city planner, a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur, and a hacker for their ideas.

(I was the hacker – yeah, you probably got that part)

Unpitch to connect startups with prominent Boston investors

To New Beginnings: TCN Acquires Greenhorn Connect

How hack/reduce plans to product 1,000 big-data experts: Abby Fichtner explains



[BOOK] Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum by Mike Cohn

[BOOK] Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset by Kent McDonald

PivotalTracker – Agile and Lean: Can the two coexist?

O’Reilly – Agile testing: why good developers resist bad habits

SolutionsIQ – Stuff every agile development team needs to know: a primer

Agile Roundup – An Agile Holiday

Abby Fichtner on Pushing Agile to the Next Level — Shopify Engineering

The Top 5 Lean Tools for Six Sigma Enthusiasts — Capterra