PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — ThoughtWorks, the global custom software solutions experts and enterprise Agile software developers, has opened its latest office in South America, located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The company welcomes members of the local IT community, clients, partners and friends to celebrate the new facility during an open house today, Fri., March 18 from 18:00 to 21:00. For more information and location details please visit (www.thoughtworks.com/events/tecnopuc).
“We first arrived in Brazil in December of 2009 and have grown our team to more than 85 ‘ThoughtWorkers’ within our first 14 months,” explains Amit Kaul, general manager for ThoughtWorks Brazil. “We fully expect to continue growing at the same pace for 2011, and our move to TECNOPUC is the next step in our long-term vision for ThoughtWorks Brazil.”
ThoughtWorks has leased more than 600 square meters on the 14th floor of the new Portal TECNOPUC building, located in the TECNOPUC Technology Innovation Park on the campus of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. The new facility is designed to enable collaboration within software development teams extending to client organizations.
The new ThoughtWorks Brazil office is an important part of the firm’s strategic growth plan, which includes continued support for software excellence by expanding its global footprint into economic regions beyond its existing operations in North America, Europe, India, China and Australia. Brazil is important due to the country’s wealth of highly skilled information technology workers, its commitment to the advancement of emerging technologies, such as dynamic languages, and its support for the advancement of Open Source software. The ThoughtWorks Porto Alegre office will support the local market, marrying large enterprise application development capabilities with personalized, small-company service.
“Our clients operate in competitive environments. We are constantly looking for ways to meet their needs for timely and cost-effective delivery of mission-critical software,” said Craig Gorsline, managing director, ThoughtWorks Americas. “Our Porto Alegre office positions ThoughtWorks to help support the projected explosive growth companies in Brazil will experience in the coming years. Our presence in Porto Alegre is an excellent opportunity for ThoughtWorks to further our mission to continuously cultivate talent and relationships around the globe.”
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 methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment 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 development life cycle through its Agile ALM solution, comprised of Mingle®, Go® and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs more than 1,600 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit: www.thoughtworks.com.