Thirty years later, Thoughtworks’ over 11,500 global employees continue to be leading digital pioneers, unlocking new sources of value for our clients through strategy, technology and design, and rapidly delivering exceptional digital experiences at scale. Driven by our purpose — creating an extraordinary impact on the world through our culture and technology excellence —
“It gives me great pride to join the
Here are milestones from our past 30 years:
Manifesto for Agile Software Development was published in 2001 (Chief Scientist
Martin Fowlerand Thoughtworksalumnus Jim Highsmithwere two of the authors).
In 2004, Selenium, the leading web application testing framework today, was initially developed internally at
Thoughtworks Universityin 2005, our immersive entry-level program designed for university grads, career changers and bootcamp alumni as they start their careers at Thoughtworks.
- We launched our Social Impact Program for applying our specialized skills to accelerate positive social change in 2009.
- The Technology Radar was launched in 2011 and now in its 28th edition has a tremendous following in the tech community.
Thoughtworkswas instrumental in conceiving and building Bahmni, an open source Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for healthcare providers in low-resource settings, and is a part of the Bahmni Coalitions’ core governing committee. Today, Bahmni implementations are in more than 500 hospitals across 50 countries, benefiting millions of patients around the world.
In 2014, the seminal article "Microservices" was published by
James Lewis, Director, and Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, and then followed by the publication of the “Building Microservices” book by Thoughtworksalumnus Sam Newmanin 2015 — just one of the 100+ books written by Thoughtworkers. Thoughtworkshas continued to articulate and help popularize Microservices, an architectural style of computing that is frequently used in modern, distributed cloud-based systems today.
Thoughtworkswas first awarded the winner of the AnitaB.org Institute’s top companies for women technologists, winning again in 2017 and 2018 and recognized as a leader in 2019 and 2020.
Thoughtworksalumna, as Director of Emerging Technologies Zhamak Dehghani developed the concept of data mesh in 2019. Today, data mesh is helping organizations unlock the true potential of enterprise data.
Thoughtworksco-founded the Green Software Foundationin 2021 to help our clients, partners and the broader industry drive towards a more sustainable future together.
Thoughtworksbecame a publicly listed company with NASDAQ in 2021.
Long a pioneer in advocating for and creating open source software,
Thoughtworksjoins the Digital Public Goods Alliance. The Cloud Carbon Footprint, developed by Thoughtworksto help all businesses tackle their carbon footprint, was recognized as a Digital Public Good in 2022.
Thoughtworksachieves a goal of 40% women and underrepresented gender minorities (WUGM) in technology roles in 2022.
Leading independent research firm Forrester named
Thoughtworksa Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Development Services, Q3 2022.
Thoughtworksnamed in Brand Finance’s 2023 report of the 25 most valuable and strongest IT services brands globally for the second year running.
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