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Melanie Gorka

ThoughtWorks Inc.
Senior Consultant

Melanie Gorka is currently a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks Inc, working as a design lead and product strategist for both Fortune 500 companies and for social change initiatives. Her passion to foster human development, and her creativity in developing effective solutions to do so, has led her to build a career around designing for social and behaviour change and leveraging information technology to create impact. Before ThoughtWorks, Melanie was a principal and co-founder of Commons11, a consultancy helping clients globally to leverage technology and service design processes, with a focus on health, entrepreneurship and international development. Melanie co-founded the award winning Toronto chapter of Random Hacks of Kindness (a hackathon for humanitarian aid and social good) and was a leader in the global community. She began her career in open source software and open data as the Project Working Group co-lead of CrisisCommons.org.