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Creating exciting software that feels fun and natural to our customers.
Products that are driven by a ambitions, and eloquent technology.



Ever had the perfect drinks, and the perfect company in the perfect setting but just didn't have the topics to get the ball rolling? Chatoms (Chat Atoms) are small, simple, and perfect conversational sparks, to initiate any conversation.



If you're interested in RubyMotion, you should join our monthly meetup to discuss the latest and greatest with the core developers! Sign up with RM Dispatch, MotionMeetup will help a RubyMotion developer of any level!

RailsGirls NOLA

We happily host RailsGirls with New Orleans Women in Technology. More info can be found on RailsGirls.com or our local chapter RailsGirlsNola.com





Iconoclast Labs was formed by Gant Laborde and Matt Garrison in New Orleans in 2012. Each member has a degree in Computer Science and a passion for technology.




    The co-founders of Iconoclast Labs have been friends for 5+ years. Both have shared a passion to create "new" and "cool" products that don't suck.

    Abandoning the usual pitfalls of selling their time and working on dying technologies (cubefarms); Iconoclast Labs is about ideas breaking free of the traditional software dullery.

    Iconoclast literally means breaker of icons. From Iconoclast Labs are new, versitile, and enthrawling products that are meant to excite the creators as much as the customers.




    Our offices are currently located in the Greater New Orleans area.

    We're also known to travel to the ocassional hacker space or coffee shop for a change of scenery, until the beachfront empire is finished construction.

    Our online presence is usually in Chat on one of our service sites, here on the company website, or even interacting on one of our Product's Facebook pages.




    Being in technology for a while, we have experience in many new and old, but lately our focus has been Ruby on Rails and mobile technologies, like RubyMotion.

    As Rails developers, that means we also have extensive experience on the client side of things as well:

    • JavaScript / CoffeeScript
    • HTML 5 / CSS3 / Sass
    • jQuery / jQueryUI
    • Photoshop



    Matt Garrison is an active home brewer of many tasty beers, can handle himself in the kitchen, an avid reader, and dabbles in hobby electronics and DIY projects.

    Gant Laborde spends his leisure time reading as well as performing with a local comedy group. His time is heavily influenced by his penchant for Mario games and social adventures.

    Both Matt and Gant dedicate their free time to coming up with new project ideas that challenge them in new and exciting ways.



Below is a wide variety of our work, ranging from contracted business sites to fun apps.

Atomic Units of Conversation

Ever had the perfect drinks, and the perfect company in the perfect setting but just didn't have the topics to get the ball rolling? Chatoms (Chat Atoms) are small, simple, and perfect conversational sparks, to initiate any conversation.

Chatoms is a Conversation starter for you and your group of friends, an intimate evening alone, or simply a great way to pass the time in during a long car ride. We've engineered Chatoms.com to be mobile friendly, and even downloadable mobile apps have been created so it doesn't need the internet in order to work. This allows you to rest assured that you can keep the outlandish conversation rolling, in the most outlandish location. Choose from our wide variety of categories to keep the conversation where you'd like it (Normal, Fun, Philosophy, Out There, Love, Naughty, or Personal).

Monthly Online RubyMotion Meetup

Iconoclast Labs heads up the RubyMotion meetup each month. This online meetup will spotlight a developer from the RubyMotion community or general RubyMotion ecosystem to interview and interact with the community.

Meetups will, as of now, occur once a month and consist of at least 30 minutes of live discussion via video conference. The discussions will cover a wide array of topics generally consisting of each spotlighted guest’s projects all the way to their opinions and philosophies.


Drink Drank Drunk
Our drinking game!

What's life without a little fun and madness? Here's our drinking game, fullfilled by amazon. It's loads of fun!

More info and to purchase:

Amazon Store - Drink Drank Drunk

Barley Legal
Alcohol Brewing Calculator

A simple alcohol percentage calculator for your iPhone

Features: Provides both volume and weight percentages using starting and final gravities measured. Support for hydrometer calibration and for taking gravity readings at any temperature.
Click Here To Purchase

We're working on it!

Iconoclast Labs is currently working on this project!


FREE Trivia for Ruby Enthusiests

If you're a fan of the Ruby programming language, you're in luck! We've release a free iPhone app to help you become a better programmer.

Check out the Github page here: http://iconoclastlabs.github.io/rubytrivia/

Open Source
All of our Open Source Contributions

Iconoclast Labs likes to give back to Open Source as often as possible! All of our open source projects are available on Github. We'll often triage or fork other popular products, too!

Check out the gems/templates/examples and more that we're providing here: https://github.com/IconoclastLabs



About this Blog // We cover a myriad of topics ranging from technical gritty details, to a philosophical methodologies with rounded out opinions on general technology and business. If you're interested in coding or simply what we're working on next, the blog is flash in the pan for all our endeavors. Feel free to read up on our methods and toss in your opinion in the comments.

  • Mar 13
    ALAS! we have arrived at the final set of levels! We have braved many rooms, and now we confront our last grouping to become a true Ruby Warrior (or at least we beat all the levels available for now). In the following levels we'll gain new abilities to flex our existing code knowledge. Let's do this!
  • Mar 01
    Ruby Warrior by Bloc.io is an exciting version of a game originally by Ryan Bates. In my previous blog post, I helped explain the concepts and strategies to beat levels 1 through 3. We'll be continuing this voyage for the next 3 levels; utilizing our Red Green Refactor mentality when applicable. HASTEN THEE! It's time to continue warrior training!
  • Feb 12
    Recently, I was teaching at RailsGirls when I introduced RubyWarrior for a good resource of learning the Ruby programming language. I knew I loved it, but I had no idea how much the class would enjoy the concept. I blew through a few levels for the class, and I found myself wishing I could have time to refactor the code I was writing, so I could explain a bit more. Then it hit me, I'll just blog it!
  • Dec 07
    At the time of this writing I know *FIVE*, count'em *FIVE* people who are interviewing for jobs. These people are bright, and in review, I've decided to spill my 5 most potent interview tricks from my arsenal. I've always interviewed very well, and I've never been called out on any of these simple tactics, which have served me well.
  • Nov 02
    I'm one of those people who has to really dig into something and investigate it for myself before I accept it. So when my buddy Matt told me we should be switching to Foundation from TwitterBS3, I was both surprised and hesitant. Read the results of my findings in this blog post.


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