ThoughtWorks to Share Technology Vision and Connect With Northwest Tech Community in Vancouver and Calgary Leader in enterprise Agile development services to host two informational networking and recruitment events

CHICAGO, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, Inc.(www.thoughtworks.com), the global leader in enterprise Agile development services, today announced it will host two events in Canada that will connect local technology professionals with ThoughtWorks through an executive overview of technical trends and networking for possible employment with the company. ThoughtWorks has a strong and growing customer base in the Pacific Northwest and is exploring opening an office in the region to help support its growth. Interested candidates can email (work@thoughtworks.com) for employment opportunities or visit (http://www.thoughtworks.com/apply-online-form).

Titled "The View from Here – What's on the Horizon in Technology and Consulting," these open ThoughtWorks events will assess the trends and developments in technology and its impact on ThoughtWorks, its clients and the IT industry at large. The events are scheduled for Calgary on Wed., June 29 at the Hyatt Regency and Vancouver on Thurs., June 30 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Both events are free and start at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific). For more information please visit (http://www.thoughtworks.com/events/view-here).

"Vancouver feels like an ideal location for a potential new ThoughtWorks office as it has an extremely active and growing technology community that will provide outstanding talent and business growth opportunities," said Craig Gorsline, managing director for ThoughtWorks. "We have a growing customer base within Western Canada (including Calgary) and the Pacific Northwest and these events will further our connection with the local technology community and provide software professionals an opportunity to get to know our company better."

As a global leader in helping organizations adopt and leverage Agile development to transform IT and business operations, ThoughtWorks is recognized for both its business success and contributions to the larger IT community. Company employees are active in developing and sharing best practices that help shape the industry. ThoughtWorks has also developed some of the earliest free, open source Agile tools (Selenium and Cruise Control) that were integral in helping Agile become the mainstream practice it is today. In addition, ThoughtWorks contributes countless hours of support for non-profit causes.

"Part of our growth strategy is to establish offices in thriving tech communities where we can hire the best and the brightest, and contribute to the overall health of the community," said Patty Carlin, market principal for Western Canada. "These events offer an excellent opportunity for ThoughtWorks to expand its reach and possibly add outstanding talent to our company."

About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing Agile-based systems development, consulting and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. It has pioneered many of the most advanced and successful Agile methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment and performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk. Its products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM™ suite, comprised of Mingle®, Go™ and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 1,700 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit: (www.thoughtworks.com).

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SOURCE ThoughtWorks, Inc.



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