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 Munich is a barrier free non-smoking area. The toilets are 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


*** 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 München ist eine barrierefreie Nichtraucherzone. Die Toiletten sind 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 (4)

ThoughtWorks presents: If you're using React you probably don't need redux

Please join us for our meetup "If you're using React you probably don't need redux" with Andrei Bechet and Jann Deterling! ABOUT THE TALK: React and Redux is often a sensible default. You might already know that Redux is used for managing the state of your application with or without React. Since React v16.8, with the support of hooks (and providers) one can more or less achieve the same behaviour out of the box. In our team we tried to not add yet another JS library, and to stick to what React gives. Hence we decided for a combination of context providers and a custom reducer in order to maintain and share a global state in our app. In this talk we will show you how we achieved all this ABOUT ANDREI: Andrei is a software developer and technology enthusiast. He loves to challenge the status quo, share ideas and participate in interesting discussions. He is as much interested in people and how to get stuff done together, as he is in tech. ABOUT JANN: Jann is a software developer @ThoughtWorks. He is passionate about agile teams, fullstack development and software architecture. He likes discussions and interactions with people to help, learn and grow! _____________________________________________________________________________________ How to Join the Event: 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 provided. You may also wish to create a Zoom account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting. Please see the 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 Zoom link provided. To join the event with Zoom, please 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: Your Zoom Desktop Client will download. You will then need to install the client. Note that you may also download clients for IOS and Android devices. Step 4: Once you have downloaded the desktop client, you can now join the meeting. You may have to click on the link again to connect to the meeting, once you have installed the client. Please review the following additional support document available at the following URL: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us For video instructions on how to join with Zoom, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=vFhAEoCF7jg&feature=emb_logo If you prefer to join the session directly from your browser, you can also do that instead of downloading and installing the application. Please note that the meeting experience from the browser is limited. For instructions on how to join from your browser, please visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362593-Launching-Zoom-from-a-web-browser

Infrastructure WebConf Europe Vol. 3

Online event

*** Please sign up on our website: https://thght.works/3lUBCiq *** The Infrastructure WebConf allows technologists interested in DevOps to listen and ask questions to Infrastructure specialists. Our ThoughtWorks’ subject matter experts will explore best practices and thought-provoking learnings on docker container security, building trust in networking and Infrastructure as data. You will receive all information you need to join the online event as soon as you register on our website. Agenda: 5:00: Welcome 5:15: "Exploring docker container security: Risks and good practices" by Mónica Calderaro and Marina Kjaer - ThoughtWorks Spain 5:50: "Building trust in networking" by Tim Fletcher and Pavana Shetty - ThoughtWorks Germany 6:30: "Infrastructure as data - why should you care?" by Gerald Schmidt - ThoughtWorks UK 7:45 - Ask me anything

TW hosts: 📹 Prototyping using Design system with Framer

This talk is a collaboration with the Meetup Group "Product Prototyping". For more information about their group, click here: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/product-prototyping ThoughtWorks will be the technical host for the event. _____________________________________________________________________________________ ABOUT THE TALK Learn how to create rapid prototypes Design system with Framer ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Addison Schultz, Product Specialist at Framer. The last few years working in the product industry have opened his eyes and helped him gain a better understanding of what product teams have done, what they should continue doing, and what they could be doing better. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/addisonschultz/ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Temporarily all of our meetups will be held online. We are using Zoom as a provider. For video instructions on how to join with Zoom, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=vFhAEoCF7jg&feature=emb_logo

Making Germany home. What will it take for Black Professionals? with BlackInTech

THE TALK Black professionals across the world who pursue international careers, are more than often confronted with the reality of redefining the concept of being and feeling at home. With some countries being easier than others to integrate into and forge a new sense of belonging and providing space for contribution, Germany on the other hand still feels like an unchartered territory whose map needs a bit more guidance in translating. So what will it take for Black professionals to understand Germany as home and a place to work and find their space to truly live and thrive? In this conversation our speakers will share with us their migration background, how they are able to establish new identities in every country they decide to settle into. We will also explore the complexities of identity and why it might be wise to actually specify what you mean when asking people “Where are you from?” This event is a collaboration between ThoughtWorks and BlackInTech Berlin ___________________________________________________________________ THE SPEAKERS Akiko Ondiege was born to a Japanese mother and Kenyan father, and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She moved to Montreal, Canada to study and then to London, UK for her work and finally to Berlin in January, 2017. She has been working in tech since 2011 and until her move to Berlin, she mostly moved in very diverse and inclusive ‘bubbles’. She says: "Only recently I have really begun thinking about what identity even means, and how that affects the advancement of Black professionals in Berlin. Having these conversations is critical if we are to make any moves towards a more inclusive work space for Black people in the Berlin tech scene." Kave Bulambo moved to Germany six years ago to pursue a Masters degree in Public Management at the University of Potsdam. Kave wrote her dissertation on The Governance of Mixed Migration in South Africa. Since completing her studies Kave has been working in the tech industry mainly in Talent Acquisition. As an activist and advocate of diversity and inclusivity she founded BlackinTech Berlin and other communities geared to empower, educate and uplift minorities. Kave was born in DRCongo but spent most of her life in South Africa before moving to Berlin. Jonathan Passé is a Software Developer at ThoughtWorks, he was born and raised in France, and moved to Germany in 2017. In the range of his interests are the evolution of cultural grouping, their social and political impacts. Christoph Hassler is a UX Consultant and Lead for Social and Economic Justice at Thoughtworks, working in the field of design since the early 2000s, active in the struggle against racism and capitalist exploitation since the 90s. Thinking a lot about the future of work and the role technology might take to free or condemn society. ___________________________________________________________________ ABOUT BlackInTech BlackInTech Berlin was founded to create a community and support system for black developers and black professionals in tech living in Berlin. The mission of our community is to gather together, empower, include, represent and ally with all black professionals working in the technology industry. ABOUT THE MIGRATION & IDENTITY SERIES As a company, ThoughtWorks not only bases its success on its diverse workforce, but also we are committed to becoming aware of our own privilege and striving to see the world from the perspective of the oppressed, the powerless, and the invisible. With this event series, we want to raise awareness, help to decrease discrimination, and to sensitize people without migration backgrounds to the challenges faced by people with migration backgrounds here in Germany. Find more info about BlackInTech and the M&I series here: https://www.meetup.com/BlackInTech-Berlin/ https://www.thoughtworks.com/de/migration-identity-germany ___________________________________________________________________ Note: This event will be held online using Zoom.

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