We are ThoughtWorks

A community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation and delivery, while advocating for positive social change.


We work with people and organizations who have ambitious missions - whether they are in the commercial, social or government sectors. We set up smart teams who love challenges and think disruptively to help our clients succeed. Our Agile development tools help our clients continuously improve and deliver quality software.

We are focused on helping our industry improve, and believe in sharing what we learn. We do this by writing books, blogging, running events, talking at conferences, and championing open source.

We are strong believers in the power of software and technology as tools for social change. Through our Social Impact Program, we collaborate with organizations with a humanitarian mission and broad reach, helping them use technology to make an impact.


Our mission

Our mission is to better humanity through software and help drive the creation of a socially and economically just world. We bring together the most capable, driven and passionate people - we call them ‘ThoughtWorkers’ - to:

run sustainable business

Run a sustainable business

champion software excellence

Champion software excellence and revolutionize the IT industry

This is our three pillar business model. The pillars are the foundation of everything we do, they inform every decision we make.

Our people & culture

Wherever we are in the world, ThoughtWorkers share the same cultural characteristics and imperatives.

We come to work as ourselves. We enjoy each other’s company. We value honesty and transparency. Appearances and backgrounds aren’t important to us; ideas and doing the right thing are.

We abhor and reject discrimination and inequality and promote diversity in all its forms. We proudly, passionately and actively strive to make both ThoughtWorks and our industry more reflective and inclusive of the society that we serve.

  • Do the right thing
  • Attitude, aptitude and integrity
  • Service to others and society over self
  • Solidarity over charity
  • Serve holistic goals over achieving targets
  • Personal and organizational transparency
  • Curiosity, creativity and passion
  • Fail fast and publish our mistakes
  • Intolerant of intolerance
  • No jerks
  • High values alignment, loosely coupled

A social experiment

Roy Singham founded ThoughtWorks in Chicago over 20 years ago with the aim of attracting and employing the best knowledge workers in the world – building a community based on attitude, aptitude and integrity.

ThoughtWorks has grown from that small group in Chicago to a company of over 3600 passionate people spread across 34 offices in 12 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Germany, India, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.



January 25, 2016

“Future of Cool” Panel at SXSW Interactive Festival 2016 Will Reveal What’s Next at the Cross Section of Fashion and Tech

ThoughtWorks Retail, Google, Shoptelligence and Zappos to discuss how big data can predict fashion trends and desires to help you be a trendsetter, not a copycat

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January 15, 2016

ThoughtWorks Brazil recognized by Great Place To Work®

In addition to the national recognition, ThoughtWorks also stood out in Rio Grande do Sul state

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December 9, 2015

ThoughtWorks' Mingle Enables Team-Centric Approach To Scaling Agile

Mingle, releases new dependency features that aims to better assist enterprises with scaling agile. It gives high visibility without sacrificing team autonomy.

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November 25, 2015

ThoughtWorks Managing Director Joanna Parke Named to Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40

Past Recipients have Included Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Rahm Emanuel, Veronica Roth

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November 23, 2015

ThoughtWorks Retail Holiday Shopping Consumer Survey Finds: 77% of Consumers Will Shop Stores or Websites During the Holidays They Don’t Usually Shop

Results reveal trends in holiday shopping: 1 in 4 shoppers save holiday shopping until the last minute, 46% of women may just walk out

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November 19, 2015

ThoughtWorks Completed the Sale of Its Internal Innovation and Incubation Product -- “JinShuJu”

ThoughtWorks has announced selling its internal innovation and incubation product-- JinShuJu to AdMaster, a domestic leading data technique company.

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November 10, 2015

ThoughtWorks Highlights Security, Microservices and Container Ecosystem Explosion in Technology Radar

International Advisory Board of Leading Technologists Issue Newest Edition of Tech Radar

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October 29, 2015

Novas diretoras-presidentes da ThoughtWorks Brasil

Novas diretoras-presidentes reforçam o posicionamento da ThoughtWorks no uso do software e da tecnologia como estratégia de negócios

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September 21, 2015

Estamos no CBSoft 2015

A sexta edição do Congresso Brasileiro de Software acontece no campus Coração Eucarístico da PUC Minas

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August 13, 2015

ThoughtWorks designed an Engaging Digital Customer Experience for Jet Airways

Jet Airways collaborated with ThoughtWorks to design its new minimalist and intuitive website

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July 22, 2015

Crain’s Chicago Business Highlights ThoughtWorks’ Joanna Parke as a Tech 50 Leader

Recognized for Significantly Increasing Percentage of Female Technologists

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July 17, 2015

ThoughtWorks Named For Eleventh Consecutive Year as One of "Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”

Diversity and Inclusion, and Education and Career Development are ThoughtWorks’ Greatest Strengths According to Employees

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July 16, 2015

ThoughtWorks Brasil inaugura novo escritório em Belo Horizonte

Consultoria global chega à capital mineira para agregar ao ecossistema de T.I. e busca talentos no mercado.

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June 22, 2015

ThoughtWorks Chair Professor of Rural India and Digital Knowledge - P. Sainath

P. Sainath is the first holder of the ThoughtWorks Chair of Rural India and Digital Knowledge at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai

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May 28, 2015

Inovação e Arquitetura de Software são os temas do novo Technology Radar

ThoughtWorks apresenta novas tendências para a comunidade de tecnologia

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May 14, 2015

Mitchells Family of Stores Recognized as Top Innovator by Apparel Magazine for Second Consecutive Year

The luxury retailer partnered with ThoughtWorks to offer a personalized shopping experience and lead its digital transformation

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May 5, 2015

ThoughtWorks Targets Impactful Enterprise Security Issues in Latest Report

International Advisory Board of Leading Technologists Issue Newest Edition of Tech Radar

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April 30, 2015

ThoughtWorks Announces New Features with Go 15.1

Go 15.1 introduces more plugins and a new business continuity feature

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March 26, 2015

ThoughtWorks Releases Independent Study, Custom Software Enables Innovation and Differentiation

The Way Companies Select Custom Software Development Partners is Changing

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March 10, 2015

ThoughtWorks’ Retail Business Announces Growth Plan for 2015

Expands Team and Makes First Appearance at Retail Week Live

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March 9, 2015

ThoughtWorks and the Brazilian IT community lose a great icon

Luca Bastos, lead consultant, died at age 69

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February 2, 2015

Security is the focus on technology for 2015

Trend has been noted in newly released report by ThoughtWorks

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January 28, 2015

ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar Identifies Trend of Security-Minded Tooling

International Advisory Board of Leading Technologists Issue Newest Edition of Tech Radar

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January 20, 2015

ThoughtWorker James Lewis featured on BBC Academy

"Monoliths and Microservices" and "The Need for Resilience"

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November 24, 2014

ThoughtWorks Named As One of "San Francisco Bay Area's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For"

ThoughtWorks Recognized for Diverse Workforce and Enriching the Lives of Employees

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November 18, 2014

Workshop em Porto Alegre incentiva a força da mulher no mercado de TI

Pelo terceiro ano consecutivo, ThoughtWorks promove evento gratuito para mulheres que querem aprender sobre programação

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November 17, 2014

ThoughtWorks está novamente entre as melhores empresas para trabalhar

A empresa global de software ocupa o 3º lugar na edição deste ano do ranking Great Place To Work® no RS

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October 14, 2014

ThoughtWorks anuncia o especialista em desenvolvimento de produtos e experimentação Barry O’Reilly no Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014

Co-autor do livro “Lean Enterprise”, Barry O’Reilly irá falar sobre a importância da experimentação e aprendizagem para a inovação e o sucesso nos negócios.

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September 15, 2014

EnQripta Quito

ThoughtWorks promueve el cifrado de la información en el Campus Party Quito 4

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September 12, 2014

ThoughtWorks promove evento de recrutamento para novo escritório em Belo Horizonte

Interessados terão a oportunidade de completar em um final de semana todas as etapas do processo seletivo para as vagas de Desenvolvedores, Analistas de Negócios, Analistas de Qualidade e Gerentes de Projetos.

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September 9, 2014

ThoughtWorks Joins Big Telecom vs. The World

Urgent Action to Preserve Net Neutrality needed by Sept. 15

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September 4, 2014

ThoughtWorks Hosts ParadigmShift Conference on the Disruption of Customer Loyalty in Austin with Global Business Leaders

Multi-Day Event on September 21-23 Brings Together Business Leaders from Retail, Finance, Technology, and Travel in an Interactive Format

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August 22, 2014

ThoughtWorks recebe prêmio Great Place to Work Brasil

Pelo segundo ano consecutivo, a ThoughtWorks figurou na lista brasileira de melhores multinacionais de médio porte

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August 18, 2014

ThoughtWorks está entre as melhores empresas de TI para trabalhar

A empresa global de software que conta com escritórios em Porto Alegre, Recife e São Paulo, ocupa o 16º lugar na mais recente edição do ranking Great Place To Work Tecnologia da Informação.

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August 7, 2014

FlowCon San Francisco Conference Announces Speakers from Google, Netflix, HP

Event on September 3-4 in San Francisco Brings Together Technologists and Business Leaders in an Interactive Format

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July 24, 2014

ThoughtWorks Named for Tenth Consecutive Year As One of "Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For"

ThoughtWorks Recognized for Diverse Workforce and Enriching the Lives of Employees

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July 16, 2014

ThoughtWorks Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Atlanta

ThoughtWorks Recognized for Diverse Workforce and Enriching the Lives of Employees In Emerging Technology Hub

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July 8, 2014

Technology Radar da ThoughtWorks identifica tendências de tecnologia e negócios

Estudo aponta agitação no mundo JavaScript; micro-serviços e ascensão das APIs; Lei de Conway e redescentralização de dados e infraestrutura

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July 8, 2014

ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar Identifies Key Business Trends

Build Your Own Radar for Competitive Business Advantage

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June 30, 2014

ThoughtWorks mourns the sudden and tragic passing of Luke Barrett.

ThoughtWorks mourns the sudden and tragic passing of Luke Barrett, beloved son, brother, husband, father, friend and colleague.

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June 10, 2014

Online retailer Hepsiburada contributes to Turkey’s eCommerce growth

Partnership with ThoughtWorks underpins online transformation

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May 9, 2014

ThoughtWorks anuncia durante 15º FISL a ferramenta de Entrega Contínua Go como software livre

Ferramenta agora aberta à comunidade automatiza e simplifica o ciclo build-test-release para a entrega contínua de software.

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April 24, 2014

Source code for Go now available

Go 14.1 released, which now includes the ability to write your own custom task plugins.

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April 24, 2014

Luxury Retailer Mitchells Family of Stores Partners with ThoughtWorks Retail to Reimagine the Customer Experience

In only 8 weeks, ThoughtWorks Retail created a unique technology platform that enables true 1:1 marketing

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April 17, 2014

Evento global NETmundial para discutir o futuro da Internet começa dia 23 em São Paulo

NETmundial reunirá chefes de Estado, governos, ativistas, sociedade civil e empresas para discutir os princípios de Governança da Internet

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April 15, 2014

ThoughtWorks Announces Free Tier for Snap Continuous Delivery Service

Making Continuous Delivery Business as Usual

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April 11, 2014

Brasil terá a maior CryptoParty do mundo esse mês em São Paulo

Serão 24 horas de conteúdo e diversão, com mais de 28 atividades entre palestras, debates e oficinas.

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March 26, 2014

ThoughtWorks Brasil anuncia expansão no Nordeste

Ações incluem mudança de endereço do escritório em Recife, ampliação da equipe em 40% e desenvolvimento de relacionamentos com clientes regionais

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March 12, 2014

ThoughtWorks pede a aprovação do Marco Civil com emendas

Empresa solicita emendas que rejeitem a guarda compulsória de dados e protejam a neutralidade da rede.

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March 12, 2014

ThoughtWorks Brazil urges passage of amended Marco Civil

Company requests amendments which reject compulsory data guard and protect net neutrality.

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March 11, 2014

Thoughtworks Partners with WE’VE on Interactive Marketplace for Artisans and Designers

Interactive Community for Economic Sustainability for Artisans and Designers Developed by ThoughtWorks

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February 28, 2014

Zusammenarbeit von Farelogix und ThoughtWorks beim Technologieeinsatz in den Bereichen E-Commerce für Airlines, Merchandising, Einzelhandel und Kundenbindung

Kombiniertes Lösungsangebot zur Bereitstellung einer Airline-gesteuerten, flexiblen „Toolbox zur Schaffung neuer Distributionsformen“ über alle Kanäle nach dem „Fast to Market“-Konzept

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February 25, 2014

ThoughtWorks Announces Go Continuous Delivery Platform Now Available as Free Open Source

Empowering Software Teams to Become Lean, Agile and Innovative

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February 25, 2014

Aplicativos brasileiros chegam à etapa final do DAL 2013 e serão acelerados no Chile

Projetos BizuBuzú e Conciliador Virtual para melhorar educação e justiça foram os finalistas que receberam apoio técnico da ThoughtWorks

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February 13, 2014

Technology Radar da ThoughtWorks identifica perigosa tendência em armazenamento de dados Big Data

O estudo da consultoria global é lançado no Brasil pela primeira vez em português

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January 27, 2014

ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar Identifies Dangerous Trend of Big Data Storage

International Advisory Board of Leading Technologists Issue Newest Edition of Tech Radar

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January 9, 2014

On Anniversary of Aaron Swartz's Tragic Passing, Leading Internet Groups and Online Platforms Announce Day of Activism Against NSA Surveillance

Mobilization, dubbed "The Day We Fight Back" to Honor Swartz & Celebrate Anniversary of SOPA Blackout

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January 9, 2014

ThoughtWorks Partners with World Vision Canada on Mobile App to Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines

Last Mile Mobile Solutions Program Streamlines Food and Aid Distribution in Real Time

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January 2, 2014

Mobil und responsiv

ThoughtWorks entwickelt Springers' mobiles Angebot

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December 11, 2013

ThoughtWorks é a 3ª melhor empresa de médio porte para trabalhar do RS

Empresa acumulou diversas boas colocações em prêmios de gestão de pessoas em 2013

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December 11, 2013

ThoughtWorks Brasil anuncia Claudia Melo como CTO

A nova diretora reforça a presença feminina em cargos de liderança da ThoughtWorks cuja meta social é aumentar a participação de mulheres na liderança.

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October 29, 2013

Global Technology Firm Supports USA Freedom Act and Calls on Congress to End NSA Overreach

ThoughtWorks, a member of the StopWatching.Us Coalition, Co-Sponsored Historic Rally Against Mass Surveillance on Oct. 26 

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September 17, 2013

ThoughtWorks anuncia expansão no Equador

A inovadora Leslie Jarrin, diretora administrativa, conduzirá o novo escritório

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September 17, 2013

ThoughtWorks announces expansion in Ecuador

Innovator Leslie Jarrin tapped as Managing Director to lead new office

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September 4, 2013

Morrisons starts rollout of electronic Order Pad

ThoughtWorks takes Morrisons one step further in its tech revolution

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August 22, 2013

Stakeholder feedback key as IATA and ThoughtWorks deliver air travel shopping experience in nine weeks

Flexible development and feedback from industry participants produce working demonstrator in time for IATA AGM

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August 7, 2013

MOCO Wins Duke’s Choice Award for Technology Innovation

Duke’s Choice Award aims to encourage and recognize innovations based on Java technology. Being innovative is the key element for nomination.

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August 7, 2013

Moco 荣获Duke选择奖:一个创新开源项目的诞生

Duke 选择奖,表彰技术创新

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August 5, 2013

ThoughtWorks é 13ª melhor empresa de TI & Telecom para trabalhar e a Melhor para Mulheres

A ThoughWorks Brasil entra pelo primeiro ano na lista do 100 melhores do Great Place to Work® e recebe também o prêmio por ser a melhor empresa para mulheres.

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August 5, 2013

ThoughtWorks announces Mingle’s Cycle Time Analytics to help teams continuously improve and deliver quality software

ThoughtWorks Studios, a leading provider in Agile software solutions and training, today announced at Agile2013, the availability of Cycle Time Analytics via its Mingle® Agile project management tool.

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August 5, 2013

ThoughtWorks helps Channel 4 build award-winning service in just 19 weeks

Scrapbook wins Best Technical Innovation award as Channel 4 moves more apps to the cloud.

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July 25, 2013

ThoughtWorks proud to show its support for Stonewall Charity’s Diversity Champions programme

ThoughtWorks joins forces with Stonewall charity to become part of employers’ forum to promote employee diversity and equality

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24 May 2013

Africa must develop own programmers to reverse digital poverty

Software development and knowledge will be critical to the success of engineering, manufacturing, business and other key areas of economic competitiveness. Africa must focus strongly on developing young software programmers and coders to enable its own development, says ThoughtWorks CEO Roy Singham.

Read more at Engineering News

May 14, 2013

ThoughtWorks Supports Reform of the United States’ Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

ThoughtWorks has signed the Innovators Letter, drafted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in support of common-sense reform of the CFAA.

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May 10, 2013

ThoughtWorks announces the hiring of Dr. David Walton

Global Health Expert and Humanitarian to Continue Focus on Care for the Under Served

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May 7, 2013

Mingle in the Cloud

We can now offer you Mingle immediately. No delay. You don’t need to wait while you provision a database and a server to host Mingle.

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April 26, 2013

ThoughtWorks tackles world poverty by living below the line

Custom software experts take on the Live Below the Line challenge and the development of the charity’s website

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April 10, 2013

ThoughtWorks announces new CEO and collective leadership structure

ThoughtWorks has announced the establishment of a new collective leadership structure, with the appointment of four co-Presidents of the global organization. 

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April 9, 2013

ThoughtWorks abolishes sales commissions to keep clients at the heart of business

The custom software developer sees improved collaboration and customer focus after stopping all incentives this year.

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March 7, 2013

Mercy Corps and ThoughtWorks partner to bring technology solutions to address global relief and development challenges

Mercy Corps and ThoughtWorks today announced a partnership to develop new software solutions to improve the breadth, impact, and efficiency of Mercy Corps’ work

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March 6, 2013

Software Development and Innovation Fail to keep up with Business Demand

With custom software development increasingly being called upon to provide a competitive edge, a Forrester survey shows that most business leaders continue to be frustrated.

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6 March 2013

BRW talks to Lindy Stephens about quotas and women in power

Lindy Stephens, ThoughtWorks Australia's Managing Director, was convinced that quota systems were the wrong way to increase the number of women in positions of power.

Read more at BRW

March 4, 2013

ThoughtWorks anuncia estratégia de expansão no Brasil

Ações incluem escritório em São Paulo, desenvolvimento de relacionamentos no país e contratação de especialistas reconhecidos no mercado

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March 4, 2013

ThoughtWorks announces expansion strategy in Brazil

ThoughtWorks, a global leader in innovative software products and custom application development, today announced the expansion of its operations in the Brazilian market.

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February 26, 2013

Partnering with International Diabetes Center

ThoughtWorks partners with International Diabetes Center and the Helmsley Charitable Trust

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February 13, 2013

OpsHub Announces ThoughtWorks Studios Mingle connector for OpsHub Integration Manager

Strategic partnership announced which will enable software development organizations to achieve application lifecycle management excellence and drive agility @ scale in a mixed ALM environment.

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25 January 2013

Silicon India talks to industry leader Deepa Deo

In an exclusive with Silicon India our very own Deepa Deo talks about her role in ThoughtWorks, making important career choices, striking a work-life balance, challenges faced by women, and how women leaders can be a driving force for powering businesses.

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14 January 2013

Morrisons and ThoughtWorks join forces

Morrisons joins with ThoughtWorks to probe mobile trends at the world's largest retailshow, NRF.

Read more at Retail Times

January 14, 2013

ThoughtWorks mourns Aaron Swartz

ThoughtWorks mourns our beloved colleague Aaron Swartz, responds to MIT's statement.

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December 12, 2012

ThoughtWorks Studios Announces New Product Releases for Mingle, Go and Twist

Celebrate 12/12/12 with three new product releases from Thoughtworks Studios

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September 18, 2012

Innova is using ThoughtWorks Studios' Go™ for continuous delivery

Innova has chosen Go, ThoughtWorks Studios' continuous delivery solution to optimize their build, test and release process

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September 5, 2012

Tasktop Announces Tasktop Sync Integration For Thoughtworks Studios Mingle

Tasktop and ThoughtWorks Studios extend integration, reporting and visibility across external ALM systems through Mingle® Agile project management platform

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August 2, 2012

Mingle 12.2 Release – Introducing Mingle Plus - New pricing, new features, new product choices

Mingle® celebrates five years as an industry leading Agile project management tool.

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February 10, 2012

ThoughtWorks Studios Joins the Prestigious Group of Organizations Approved by PMI

ThoughtWorks Studios Joins the Prestigious Group of Organizations Approved by Project Management Institute

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