ThoughtWorks to Share Technology Vision and Connect With Tech Community in Santa Monica, CA Leader in Agile development to host an informational networking and recruiting event

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, Inc.(www.thoughtworks.com), the global leader in enterprise Agile development, today announced it is hosting an event in Southern California to connect local technology professionals with ThoughtWorks through a discussion of the emerging trends that will shape the future of software.  ThoughtWorks has a strong and growing customer base in Southern California 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," this open ThoughtWorks event assesses the techniques, tools, languages and platforms that are shaping the industry, ThoughtWorks' clients, and executives and practitioners at large.  The discussion will be led by Jez Humble, author of the groundbreaking Continuous Delivery (http://continuousdelivery.com), and Tim Brown, principal consultant and leader of ThoughtWorks' Continuous Delivery Practice in the Americas.  The event is scheduled for Thurs., July 28, in Santa Monica.  The event is free and starts at 6 p.m.  For more information, please visit http://www.thoughtworks.com/events/view-here-la.

"Los Angeles is at the top of our list for a potential new ThoughtWorks office as it has an extremely active 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 the region and we want to grow our connection with the local community.  This event provides passionate technologists with 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 open-source tools (including Selenium and Cruise Control) that were integral in helping Agile methodologies shape the industry and become the force it is today.  In addition, ThoughtWorks contributes significant hours of support for non-profit causes.

"Our strategy is to establish offices in thriving tech communities where we can hire the best and the brightest and help push the entire tech community forward," said Jeff Gray, general manager of ThoughtWorks' West Region . "This event is a great opportunity for us to expand our reach and hopefully add great 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, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit: (www.thoughtworks.com).

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