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Jun 7, 2012
Pioneering Mobile Money in Afghanistan
Mercy Corps Action Center

How do you build a struggling, war-torn economy if money can't change hands? Hear Shainoor Khoja, former director of corporate social responsibility at Roshan, Afghanistan's leading telecommunications firm, talk about how mobile technology moves money and other precious social commodities, like health, education and equal opportunity.

Most Afghans -- nearly 70 percent -- survive on less than $2 a day, so it's no surprise very few have bank accounts. But a substantial number -- about 17 million -- own cell phones. Harnessing Roshan’s technology edge and deep reach into the country’s most remote areas, Khoja and her team have worked to transform basic mobile phone knowledge into financial literacy.

Doors open at 6:30pm. $10; $5 for students Tickets:

Jun 9, 2012
through Ace Hotel

Looking for a new job opportunity? Help keep ThoughtWorks weird!

Join us June 9th and 10th for a 2 day hiring event!

Polyglot programmers, QA's, Interaction and UX Designers join ThoughtWorks June 9th and 10th for your chance to be the next generation of ThoughtLeaders. If you are interested in meeting us, but don't see your exact title here, we would still love to speak with you!

Saturday, June 9th: 9am interactive sessions about what it's like to be a ThoughtWorker. We'll also discuss the work and patterns that have emerged from the Technology Radar created by luminaries here at ThoughtWorks.

12:30pm: Jeff Wishie, our Director of ThoughtWorks' Social Impact Program . Jeff, who is hot off his latest trip to East Africa, will be sharing our company's experiences and endeavors towards creating socially-meaningful software. Specifically, he'll describe the efforts we're making with mission-driven clients like UNICEF, Democracy Now!, and the Grameen Foundaiton.

1:30pm: After lunch, come check out our Open Source Code jam - and for good reason, because for every person that commits code during this session, ThoughtWorks will make a donation to Free Geek Portland! This is the chance to meet up and learn from fellow geeks as well as get your hands dirty in some code for a good cause.

Not technical or interested in code jamming? No worries - we'll still be hosting talks from different ThoughtWorkers and doing interviews throughout the afternoon. We're eager to hear your story and to share ours with you. Come join us and hear what the ThoughtWorks revolution is all about!