What we're about

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

This group provides insightful talks, workshops and other fascinating events that showcase the real-life, complex issues ThoughtWorks helps their clients solve, and the innovative paths they take.

The events will be technical and non-technical, so don't feel that you have to be a techie to join! Anyone who is interested in technology and social change is more than welcome to be part of our events!

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Upcoming events (1)

#FemaleTechFounder Night

ThoughtWorks, 4th Floor

Are you fascinated by turning ideas into tech products? Do you enjoy hearing startup founders tell their stories? Then this event is for you! Join us at the next #FemaleTechFounder Night on 7 March at Federation House, Manchester where a panel of four female tech founders and co-founders will join forces to tell their stories, celebrate their successes and share what they're looking forward to. What started out as a launch event for Assenty has evolved into a forum for female founders in tech to share their experiences and support one another. Please note: This event is not just for women! Everyone interested in tech, startups and everything that goes into creating products users love is invited! It kicks off with drinks and networking at 6pm, sponsored by the lovely people at ThoughtWorks, followed by a Q&A panel discussion on the role of mentors. After this comes four awesome lightning talks featuring our founders and a Q&A panel with all four speakers at the end. The event should finish around 8:30pm. Speakers confirmed so far: Emma Ryan (@emmaryan), Co-Founder, Wattl Dot McCarthy (@DotMcCarthy), Founder, Farmer2Foodie Q&A Host: Claire-Marie Boggiano (@CMBoggiano), director, Lurig Ltd Also joining us for the Q&A panel discussion on mentoring is Nicola Ellis (@Nic_Ellis88), Programme Manager, Tech Manchester. It is free to attend but registration is required. About Emma Ryan Emma Ryan is co-founder of Wattl, the startup shaking up how we can discover new video content. From running her own digital agency for 12 years with her husband they have launched Wattl from their kitchen table. Life is spent juggling business with three young boys and a crazy puppy! About Dot McCarthy Farmers and the internet: what happens when high speed internet reaches rural agricultural businesses About our Q&A Host, Claire-Marie Boggiano Claire-Marie Boggiano is Director & Coach at Lurig Change & Development. She is a Chartered Engineer and Head of Diversity at the IoD North West. She supports women in business and in STEM. She specialises in working with individuals and organisations in transition. Claire-Marie believes coaching and mentoring helps people get from A to B quicker than they would on their own. She loves breaking eggs, building gladiators and making connections. About Nicola Ellis Nicola leads the mentoring programme at Tech Manchester. Dietary Requirements Let us know your dietary requirements by voting in this quick poll. Requires free Assenty account. Log in or sign up. Want to ask something before the event? We have a Question Board! Have a burning question you'd like to post to our speakers? Or perhaps you'd like to make a suggestion about the event. Submit questions or suggestions for free on our Question Board: https://assenty.com/share/111--femaletechfounder-night#/?_k=kifjoj You can post anonymously. CODE OF CONDUCT All attendees and speakers at ThoughtWorks events are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safer space for everybody: Our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual identity, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Complimentary or derogatory comments of a personal nature on any of the above are not appropriate or welcome. Please use gender-neutral language when applicable, we do not tolerate harassment of attendees or participants in any form. Facilities: To make the event accessible for everyone, there will be: - baby changing facilities - prayer/ reflection room - quiet space - gender neutral toilets - induction loop

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