Getting the right tools on your radar

Oct 6, 2021 · Hamburg, Germany

Thoughtworks is partnering with moinworld to increase the number of women in technology and motivate girls for tech careers.

Tonight we would like to present you with a tool that helps you stay fresh with new technology trends impacting most of today's businesses: the tech radar - a concept created by Thoughtworks.

Thoughtworks publishes the technology radar every six months - it is the essence of what is interesting across all Thoughtworks project portfolios worldwide. The purpose of the radar is to help everyone keep up - it's an inevitability of our profession that there's constantly new stuff appearing, and we can't keep up with it all.

The radar also gives an overview over standard practises within the industry and helps us reflect on the technology landscape. Each entry in the Tech Radar can have the following lifecycle values: Adopt, Trial, Assess and Hold.

The radar can be seen as one opinion of how you should prioritize your investigations. It tries to highlight and give advice on languages, tools, platforms and techniques that are important in today’s IT industry.

Birgitta, who is part of Thoughtworks technology advisory responsible for creating the radar, and Carina, Software Developer at Thoughtworks, will share some more insights with us on how to make use of this tool and we are very happy to have them as experts with us this evening.

⏰ Agenda:

▶ 7:00 pm: Welcome from Thoughtworks and moinworld
▶ 7:10 pm: “Helping you navigate through technology trends” by Birgitta Böckeler

For over 10 years, Thoughtworks has been publishing the “Technology Radar” (, a regular snapshot of techniques, tools and technologies they see in use, and how they are working out. Birgitta is part of the group that curates this list, which is also used for knowledge exchange within Thoughtworks.
Birgitta will talk about the process of how to create such a list, how she uses it herself, and a few of her highlights and learnings from the last few editions.

▶ 7:40 pm: “How the tech radar helps my day to day work as a software developer” by Carina Kirschner

When starting a career as a software developer the amount of promising technology trends out there can be overwhelming and it’s sometimes hard to choose which one is worth a try. In this talk Carina will share how she is personally using the Technology Radar and in which situations she found the radar the most valuable in her day to day life as a software developer and as a consultant.

▶ 8:00 pm: Networking (bring your own drinks)
▶ 8:30 pm: See you next time 👋

👩 Meet our speakers:

▶ Birgitta Böckeler (Technical Principal at ThoughtWorks)

Birgitta is a Technical Principal with Thoughtworks in Germany. She is a developer by trade and at heart, she loves juggling the complexities of building software and finding the simplicity in it, especially when she can do that with a team of like-minded, passionate people.

At Thoughtworks, she spends most of her time on software delivery teams with coding, architecting, coaching and consulting.

▶ Carina Kirschner (Developer at Thoughtworks)

Carina Kirschner Studied Media Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Wedel. Since January 2021, she is a consultant software developer at Thoughtworks in Hamburg. She is passionate about app development and frontend technologies. In her free time she loves to go sailing and being on the water.

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