May 09, 2017 Tuesday from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM (PDT)
Hotel Nikko 222 Mason St Ca

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About 2017 San Francisco CTO Summit

We're sold out for the 2017 SF summit. Sorry! Hope to see you in 2018. Drop a line to if you'd like to be kept updated!

If you are technical and manage engineers, learn from and connect with your peers at the fourth annual San Francisco CTO Summit.

Whether you're an engineering manager, VPE or CTO, at this full day (8.30am-7pm), single track summit you'll learn the latest tricks other companies are using to successfully build and run engineering teams. It’s not hard to find a gathering of technologists debating front end frameworks, containerization or the relative benefits of Scala, Clojure and Go. Finding a group of geeks talking about the hard parts of building a successful engineering team is more challenging. Whether you want to hire smarter, refine your culture, improve your processes, manage more effectively or adopt better engineering practices or architectures, the CTO Summits are designed to help you to learn from top practitioners and to share experiences with your peers.

Attendance to the event is strictly limited to engineering leaders. No recruiters, non-technical co-founders or other business stakeholders will be allowed (we enforce this policy strictly and will refund tickets of anyone we can’t admit). That said, we’re not hung up on job titles. Some of our best attendees have titles like CEO or VP Product. As long as you can perform a technical code review, know how to submit a pull request and are interested in more effectively hiring, managing and organizing developers, we can’t wait to meet you!

Over the last two years we sold out the summit series and presented over 100 amazing talks from senior engineering leaders representing companies including Twitter, Stripe, Snapchat, Coinbase, Zenefits, Zendesk, Chef, GitHub, Atlassian, MongoDB, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Groupon, Tough Mudder, CustomInk, Spotify, Amazon, Condé Nast, Computech, comScore, Australia Post, Cisco and Oracle amongst many others. Tickets will sell out quickly, so get yours now!

This years summit include presentations from senior engineering leaders from Slack, Yahoo!, Uber, WeWork, InVision, Heroku, CircleCI, LaunchDarkly, RainforestQA, DailyDrip, BMC Software and more.

We're holding the event just off Market street at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

This years presentations:
Bjorn Freeman-Benson
CTO InVision
The Rise of our Robot Overlords

On Freund
VP Engineering, WeWork
When Are You? Managing Engineering Across Multiple Time Zones

Edith Harbaugh
Cofounder, LaunchDarkly
Startups, software development & the art of bicycle maintenance

Robert Zuber
CTO CircleCI
The Awkward Adolescence of an Engineering Team

Raffi Krikorian
Former Engineering Director, Uber's Advanced Technologies Center
Building a Self-Driving Team

Francois Richard
VP Engineering, Yahoo! Inc.
Getting acquired, lessons learned

Russ Smith
CTO RainforestQA
The Twelve Factors of QA

Leslie Miley
Former Director of Engineering Slack
Tech and Inclusion. Why So Difficult?

Marc Hedlund
Cofounder Skyliner
Role-playing as a Tool in Hiring and Training Engineering Managers

Charity Majors
Cofounder Honeycomb
Observability and the Glorious Future (and Inglorious Past)

Cathy Polinsky
CTO StitchFix
Your Culture Story: How epic story telling during onboarding builds stronger culture than 'corporate values'

Jason Warner
VP Engineering Heroku/Salesforce
Building Organizations that Scale

Adam Dill
Cofounder DailyDrip
Your first five technical hires

Elizabeth Xu
CTO BMC Software
Moving to Micro-services - our experiences

Aimee Lucido
Software Engineer, II Uber
Leveraging privilege to combat unconscious bias in the workplace

Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan
CTO Lily App
Embracing AI at a startup

Gabor Angeli
CTO, Eloquent Labs
Small Data: practical machine learning for startups

Alex Sopinka
CTO, Tasytt
From Web to Chatbots and Conversational UI: A Journey

Yi Zhang
CTB: Chief Technology Bot as Assistant for CTOs

Rohini Pradeep
SVP, Head of Technology and Engineering, Blurb
Re-architecture and Tech Debt: When do you take the leap to microservices?

Bev May
Managing Director, Oxford Tech Consulting and The Concepts Lab
How to merge UX and Lean Market Tests with Software Development and Continuous Delivery

John Kinsella
CTO, Layered Insight
Securing Containers for Startups

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Hotel Nikko

Hotel Nikko 222 Mason St San Francisco Ca USA 94102

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About the Organizer

CTO Summit Series

The CTO Summit Series was founded in 2014 by Peter Bell. Peter is the Head Learn Instructor at Flatiron School and the founder of CTO Connection, LLC. He co-founded the New York CTO School to support the development of the next generation of engineering leaders and co-organizes CTO schools in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Philadelphia, Raleigh, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington DC. He founded the Startup CTO Summit series back in 2014 to help engineering leaders to learn from and connect with their peers. He also teaches at Columbia Business School, wrote "Introducing GitHub"​ for O'Reilly, created the "Mastering GitHub"​ course for code school and "Git and GitHub LiveLessons"​ for Pearson.

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