Pete Hawkins

About Pete

I am a full-stack developer with more than 15 years experience building apps. I have worked with many teams to help deliver high-quality software projects using lean methodologies.

For the technical folk; I have spent a large portion of my career building well tested APIs and web apps in Ruby, and nowadays, I spend most of my time working with React or React Native.

Alt Labs

I founded Alt Labs in late 2014 – a small software agency that builds ambitious applications on web & mobile. We care deeply about UX, code-quality, and launching 🚀 and can help and guide companies through the entire process.


Payhere was born out of Alt Labs from continously building payment integrations and seeking to build a simpler solution. In Jan 2018 we launched with test customers and refined the product, until Jan 2019 joining the Ignite Propel accelerator and launching to the public in Feb 2019 gaining over 200 customers in the weeks to follow. Our Product Hunt launch was awesome and we came in #4 for the day. Scott and I are continuing to build and grow Payhere into a sustainable, profitable business.


I have been working with agencies and startups since early 2005, helping to design, build and ship products and services on the web. Previously I have worked at Typecast, Crafty Devil and PropertyPal.


You can also find me blogging, tweeting or listening.