What we're about

*** Temporarily all of our meetups will be held online. For this purpose, we are using Zoom as a provider. For more information on how to join our remote meetups, please see the individual event pages. ***

ThoughtWorks is a software consultancy - and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We have one mission: We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

We are intentional about making technology a better place for all. ThoughtWorkers are encouraged to stand up, speak up, and advocate for who and what they believe in. We host events and talks tackling intersectionality, discrimination and bias in tech because we believe conversations create understanding and diversity in organizations and thinking.

Here you are free to learn and to share on any platform. Free to feel safe in your own skin. Free to follow your latest curiosity to an unknown place. Free to challenge ideas, assumptions, and solutions - no matter who they belong to (respectfully). Free to experiment and recommend the right tech without bias. Free to change career paths. Free to make technology a better place for all.

We like to share our knowledge and would like to invite you to become part of this meetup group to stay up to date with our latest events - you don't have to be a ThoughtWorker to join this community :)

Our venue in Hamburg is a barrier free non-smoking area. Unfortunately, the toilets are not wheelchair accessible.

Code of Conduct:

tl;dr: Be excellent to each other

A primary goal of ThoughtWorks’ events is to be inclusive to a diverse group of people from all walks of life. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, appearance, disability, marital status, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our events, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour. Find our Code of Conduct here: https://www.thoughtworks.com/code-of-conduct-germany

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*** Vorübergehend werden unsere Meetups online stattfinden. Zu diesem Zweck nutzen wir Zoom als Anbieter. Weitere Informationen über die Teilnahme an unseren Meetups findest du unter den einzelnen Events.***

ThoughtWorks ist eine Software Beratung – und eine Gemeinschaft von engagierten, zielorientierten Menschen.

Wir wollen die Technologiebranche zu einem besseren Ort für alle machen. Wir ermutigen ThoughtWorkerInnen, aufzustehen, sich frei zu äußern und dafür einzutreten, an wen und an was sie glauben. Wir veranstalten Events und Vorträge zu Themen wie z.B. Diskriminierung oder Vorurteile in der Technologiebranche, weil wir glauben, dass Konversation Verständnis und Vielfalt schafft.

Als ThoughtWorkerIn hast du die Freiheit, auf allen möglichen Wegen und Plattformen zu lernen und das Gelernte mit anderen zu teilen. Du bist frei, du selbst zu sein. Frei, den Themen, die dich begeistern, zu folgen und unbekannte Bereiche oder Tech Stacks zu erkunden. Frei, Ideen, Annahmen und Lösungen in Frage zu stellen – egal zu wem sie gehören. Frei, zu experimentieren. Frei, deinen Weg zu ändern. Frei, die Welt durch Technologie zu einem besseren Ort zu machen.

Wir konzentrieren uns auf die Weiterentwicklung der ganzen Software-Branche. Und wir finden, Wissen sollte man teilen.

Werde Teil unserer Meetup Gruppe und bleibe auf dem Laufenden über unsere aktuelle Events - du musst kein ThoughtWorkerIn sein, um Teil dieser Gemeinschaft zu sein :)

Unser Veranstaltungsort in Hamburg ist eine barrierefreie Nichtraucherzone. Leider sind die Toiletten nicht mit Rollstühlen zugänglich.

Code of Conduct:

tl;dr: Seid ausgezeichnet zueinander

Eines unserer Hauptziele bei Veranstaltungen mit und von ThoughtWorks ist es, einen sicheren Raum für alle Teilnehmer zu schaffen. Deshalb sind wir bestrebt, ein freundliches, sicheres, inklusives und einladendes Umfeld zu kreieren - unabhängig von ethnischer Zugehörigkeit, Nationalität, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität, Alter, Aussehen, Familienstand, Sozioökonomischem Status und Religionszugehörigkeit (oder keiner Zugehörigkeit).

Unser Verhaltenskodex (Code of Conduct) beschreibt unsere Erwartungen an alle, die unsere Räumlichkeiten nutzen und/oder an unseren Veranstaltungen teilnehmen, sowie die Folgen bei inakzeptablem Verhalten. Erfahre hier mehr: https://www.thoughtworks.com/de/code-of-conduct-germany

Upcoming events (2)

TW hosts: Enabling Trust & Transparency in AI using Blockchain Technology

This event is presented by our friends from Meetup AI Berlin. Check out their Meetup page for more info: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/meetupai-Berlin/?_locale=de-DE ThoughtWorks will be the technical host for the talk. ----------------------- Meetup.ai is back! I’m sure you all missed us as much as we’ve missed you. Rest assured, it will take more than just great weather and the return of social life to holds us back. We keep the ball running with a talk on Enabling Trust & Transparency in AI using Blockchain Technology by Sukesh Tedla. The event will take place on Thursday, August 6th at 17:00 CET. Join us for a deep dive in Transparency in AI! About the talk: Often times AI is referred to as a black-boxed solution and it is true in many scenarios but with the increasing concerns in regards to auditability & fairness, one has to start wondering how these black-boxed solutions can be more trustworthy and transparent. The other important thing in the AI industry is the growing importance of data, whether it is the mobility or banking or finance or customer-service sector. Data is essential to make algorithms more efficient and intelligent. There are new methodologies surfacing in the market but the data still remains the essential part when building a consumer-ready algorithm. The quality of an algorithm depends on the data it is trained upon. If your data is biased towards a certain entity, groups, religions, races, and other such socio-economic factors, then the algorithm comes with inherent bias. During this talk, Sukesh will present why and how blockchain technology can enable trust and transparency in AI development life-cycle while contributing towards fairness and customer confidence. We hope to see you all then! Meetup.ai Berlin Team ----- About our speaker for tonight: Sukesh Kumar Tedla is the CEO and Founder of Unbiased. He is a young entrepreneur challenging the implications of technology on societies at large. In his current role as CEO, he is driving the innovation of building ethical & transparent AI solutions that help fight complex technical & societal challenges like Bias in AI, ML & Big Data. About Unbiased: Unbiased is a Swedish company focused on fighting biased AI, fake news and misinformation using Blockchain and AI. Their mission is to build technology which connects people and makes their voices heard without compromising privacy and consent. Unbiased believes in challenging the status quo of how we use technology. They do so by making their applications transparent, simple to use and innovative. Unbiased aims to build a complete user privacy focused social platform that enables users to monetize their data and gain incentives. -------------- How to Join the Event with Zoom: You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend the event with Zoom. You will be prompted to download the software once you have clicked on the link that will be provided approximately 1 hour before the event begins. Check System Requirements at the following URL to ensure that you are ready to go: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux You will need a computer or device with a webcam and microphone to participate in a Zoom session. If you do not wish to have an account, all you'll need to do to participate is click on the link with which you will be provided approximately 1 hour before the official start time of the event. Once you receive the link to join the event, go through the following steps: Step 1: Click on the link provided. Step 2: Download the Zoom Desktop Client. Simply follow the prompts to download the correct Zoom desktop client for your computer and operating system. Step 3: Once you have downloaded the desktop client, you can now join the meeting. You may have to click on the link to connect to the meeting, once you have installed the client.

Webinar: Ethical Technology: From purpose to practice

Online event

***Please register on our website: https://thght.works/3g49HcC*** Join Dr. Rebecca Parsons and Chad Wathington for a ThoughtWorks webinar to explore the processes and frameworks that can be used to foster an ethical technology practice and create successful outcomes for customers, employees and businesses alike. The COVID-19 pandemic, rising demands for social justice, and the decline of consumer trust have put ethical considerations on the agenda of businesses globally like never before. Despite technology becoming more and more central to what enterprises do, it’s not always clear how to approach and apply technology in an ethical way. About the speakers: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer at ThoughtWorks For decades, Rebecca has used her knowledge and technical experience in applications development across a range of industries and systems. She has led the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems. Separate from her passion for deep technology, Rebecca is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Committed to increasing the number of women in coding and STEM fields, she has served on the board of CodeChix, acted as an advisor to Women Who Code, was chairwomen on the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, and recently joined the Board of Trustees for AnitaB.org. Rebecca has co-authored Domain-Specific Languages, The ThoughtWorks Anthology, and Building Evolutionary Architectures. In 2018 she received the prestigious Technical Leadership Abie Award presented by AnitaB.org, which celebrates a woman who developed a product, process or innovation that made a notable impact on business or society. Chad Wathington, Chief Strategy Officer at ThoughtWorks Chad ensures ThoughtWorks has the capability to execute its strategy, deliver value to clients, and scale its service offerings. He is responsible for organizational, foundational, and business capability. Chad joined ThoughtWorks in 2004 and in 2006 he co-founded the ThoughtWorks Products division, where he served as VP of Product and eventually Managing Director. A product manager by trade, Chad has frequently spoken on the future of product management and innovation. Chad helped drive ThoughtWorks’ early adoption of Ruby on Rails. He also sponsored its early push into Continuous Delivery and DevOps. In 2016, Chad was asked to bring product thinking to ThoughtWorks’ services offerings, becoming Chief Capabilities Officer. Chad received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, with honors and a foreign language citation in Japanese. ***Please register on our website: https://thght.works/3g49HcC***

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