If you are technical and manage engineers, learn from and connect with your peers at The 2017 San Francisco CTO Summit.

Whether you're an engineering manager, VPE or CTO, at this full day, single track summit you'll learn the latest tricks other companies are using to successfully build and run engineering teams.

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.

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Tuesday, May 9th 2017


The speakers

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

  • Edith Harbaugh

    Edith Harbaugh

    cofounder, LaunchDarkly

    Startups, software development & the art of bicycle maintenance

  • Cathy Polinsky

    Cathy Polinsky

    CTO, StitchFix

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

  • Raffi Krikorian

    Raffi Krikorian

    Former Engineering Director, Uber

    Building a Self-Driving Team

  • Robert Zuber

    Robert Zuber

    CTO, Circle CI

    The Awkward Adolescence of an Engineering Team

  • Jason Warner

    Jason Warner

    VP Engineering, Heroku/Salesforce

    Building Organizations that Scale

  • Bjorn Freeman-Benson

    Bjorn Freeman-Benson

    CTO, InVision

    The Rise of our Robot Overlords

  • On Freund

    On Freund

    VP Engineering, WeWork

    When Are You? Managing Engineering Across Multiple Time Zones

  • Charity Majors

    Charity Majors

    Cofounder, Honeycomb

    When Logs and Metrics Fail Us: The Future of Observability

  • Francois Richard

    Francois Richard

    VP Engineering, Yahoo! Inc.

    Getting acquired, lessons learned

  • Russell Smith

    Russell Smith

    CTO, RainforestQA

    The Twelve Factors of QA

  • Leslie Miley

    Leslie Miley

    Former Director of Engineering, Slack

    Tech and Inclusion. Why So Difficult?

  • Adam Dill

    Adam Dill

    Cofounder, DailyDrip

    Your first five technical hires

  • Aimee Lucido

    Aimee Lucido

    Software Engineer II, Uber

    How do I ally?

  • Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan

    Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan

    CTO, Lily

    Embracing AI at a startup

  • Gabor Angeli

    Gabor Angeli

    CTO, Eloquent Labs

    Small Data: practical machine learning for startups

  • Randy Shoup

    Randy Shoup

    VP Engineering, StitchFix

    Managing Data in Microservices

  • Yi Zhang

    Yi Zhang

    CTO, Rulai

    CTB: Chief Technology Bot as Assistant for CTOs

  • Rohini Pradeep

    Rohini Pradeep

    SVP, Head of Technology and Engineering, Blurb

    Re-architecture and Tech Debt: When do you take the leap to microservices?

  • Bev May

    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

    John Kinsella

    CTO, Layered Insight

    Securing Containers for Startups


The schedule

This years summit is a single track, full day event comprised of twenty short 20 minute presentations by senior engineering leaders.

  • 08:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
  • 08:50 AM Kickoff by host Peter Bell, founder CTO Connection/cofounder CTO School
  • 09:00 AM The Awkward Adolescence of an Engineering Team Robert Zuber, CTO Circle CI Slides
  • 09:20 AM When Logs and Metrics Fail Us: The Future of Observability Charity Majors, Cofounder Honeycomb Slides
  • 09:40 AM Building a Self-Driving Team Raffi Krikorian, Former Engineering Director Uber Slides
  • 10:00 AM Getting acquired, lessons learned Francois Richard, VP Engineering Yahoo! Inc. Slides
  • 10:20 AM Break (30 mins)
  • 10:50 AM When Are You? Managing Engineering Across Multiple Time Zones On Freund, VP Engineering WeWork Slides
  • 11:10 AM The Twelve Factors of QA Russell Smith, CTO RainforestQA Slides
  • 11:30 AM Re-architecture and Tech Debt: When do you take the leap to microservices? Rohini Pradeep, SVP, Head of Technology and Engineering Blurb Slides
  • 11:50 AM Tech and Inclusion. Why So Difficult? Leslie Miley, Former Director of Engineering Slack Slides
  • 12:10 PM CTB: Chief Technology Bot as Assistant for CTOs Yi Zhang, CTO Rulai
  • 12:30 PM Lunch (1 hr)
  • 01:30 PM Startups, software development & the art of bicycle maintenance Edith Harbaugh, cofounder LaunchDarkly Slides
  • 01:50 PM How to merge UX and Lean Market Tests with Software Development and Continuous Delivery Bev May, Managing Director Oxford Tech Consulting and The Concepts Lab
  • 02:10 PM How do I ally? Aimee Lucido, Software Engineer II Uber Slides
  • 02:30 PM Small Data: practical machine learning for startups Gabor Angeli, CTO Eloquent Labs Slides
  • 02:50 PM Break (40 mins)
  • 03:30 PM Your Culture Story: How epic story telling during onboarding builds stronger culture than 'corporate values' Cathy Polinsky, CTO StitchFix Slides
  • 03:50 PM Embracing AI at a startup Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan, CTO Lily Slides
  • 04:10 PM Your first five technical hires Adam Dill, Cofounder DailyDrip Slides
  • 04:30 PM Break (40 mins)
  • 05:10 PM Building Organizations that Scale Jason Warner, VP Engineering Heroku/Salesforce Slides
  • 05:30 PM Managing Data in Microservices Randy Shoup, VP Engineering StitchFix Slides
  • 05:50 PM Securing Containers for Startups John Kinsella, CTO Layered Insight Slides
  • 06:10 PM The Rise of our Robot Overlords Bjorn Freeman-Benson, CTO InVision Slides
  • 06:30 PM Closing
  • 06:40 PM Networking & Drinks
  • 08:00 PM End of Event

The sponsors

RainforestQA

RainforestQA

Rainforest QA helps agile and continuous delivery engineering teams move faster with the industry’s only AI-powered crowdtesting platform. Our platform leverages 50,000 qualified testers to deliver on-demand, comprehensive and machine learning verified regression test results. Rainforest customers spend less time and money testing so they can ship better applications faster. Learn more at www.rainforestqa.com

Flatiron School

Flatiron School

At Flatiron School, our mission is to align education with reality. We look for sharp, diverse problem solvers — from mechanical engineers, to musicians to math teachers — to join our intensive programs in Web and iOS development. Our curriculum requires that they use the same tools and workflows that professional programmers use. Our graduates have gone on to work at companies like IBM, Artsy, Fog Creek, Betterment, and Etsy. We work with CTOs and VPs of Engineering on hiring, onboarding, and engaging with our diverse community of software developers through programs we’ll work with you and your team to develop. And it’s all free. Want to get involved in our community? Visit http://go.flatironschool.com/ctosummit to learn more about our programs and grads, and to get in touch with our team.

The venue

Hotel Nikko 222 Mason St,
San Francisco CA, United States 94102