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Maria Gomez

Head of Technology, Spain

I am currently the Head of Technology at ThoughtWorks Spain. I have been a software developer and architect for more than 10 years. I have worked with many different technologies and domains, which has helped me advise stakeholders to make the right technology decisions. I joined ThoughtWorks in London in 2012 and since then have lead teams in the United Kingdom, India, Germany, USA, Ecuador, and Spain.

I am also a speaker and an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the IT industry.

The Interview

The thing I love most about my work is

The people! Intelligent, helpful and honest ThoughtWorkers, from the member of my first team back in the UK to everyone I have had the privilege to meet all over the world. The thing that amazes me the most is that you can always find someone to have a geeky conversation about the latest on cloud computing or where the best tacos in town are! :P  

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

I started reading Martin Fowler's books and blog when I was in university and I also used tools made by ThoughtWorkers like Selenium early in my career. After a few years working in London, I felt I needed to be challenged more and tried my luck applying at ThoughtWorks UK. 

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

It is OK to say "I don't know". Everyone in ThoughtWorks understands that and are more than willing to help you in your journey

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

UK, Germany, India, USA, Ecuador, Brazil, Australia, and Spain