Those of you who have attended Web Summit before will know that the day doesn’t end at 5pm. Rather, the opportunities to network go on into the night with pub crawls that will guide you around Dublin’s buzzing nightlife.
And with CTOs from around the world coming to Web Summit, what better way to make new contacts than over a pint of Guinness? Below are 7 CTOs who you could bump into as you explore the pubs of Dublin this November.
Mike Schroepfer – Facebook
Mike, or ‘Schrep’ as his colleagues know him, has been with Facebook since 2008. In 2013, Mike was announced as Facebook’s CTO. Prior to joining Facebook, Mike helped to develop Firefox when he was the Vice President of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation. Throughout his career he has worked with a number of startups, which includes a digital effects software company that has been used in a number of major films.
David Heinemeier Hansson – Basecamp
David is the founder and CTO of Basecamp, a project management tool which strives to keep all employees working towards a common goal. He also created Ruby on Rails, an open source web framework that was used in the development of Twitter, Shopify, and many other applications. As well as being a successful CTO, David is a best-selling author and Le Mans class-winning racing driver.
Brogan BamBrogan – Hyperloop
Hyperloop is a company which is working towards a new transportation system that will transport people at superfast speeds. As the CTO of Hyperloop, Brogan ensures that Hyperloop will become a reality by overseeing the design of the tech and hardware needed. Before Hyperloop, Brogan worked with SpaceX, and was responsible for designing a vital part of the Falcon 1 rocket.
Dharmesh Shah – HubSpot
Dharmesh is both the CTO and co-founder of Hubspot. A self-described “software development guy”, Dharmesh has created ten commercial software products over the course of his career. Before HubSpot, Dharmesh founded Pyramid Digital Solutions, a software company serving the financial services sector. He is also the founder of onstartups.com, where he writes content for 350,000 members.
Jacquelyn Ford Morie – The Augmented Traveler
Historical landmarks are brought alive through The Augmented Traveler, an augmented reality app that was founded by Jacquelyn. The app was founded by Jacquelyn, the company’s CTO. Prior to this, Jacquelyn worked with Walt Disney Feature Animations to design their first combined technical and creative training program for computer animators.
Harel Kodesh – General Electric
Harel is the Vice President and CTO of General Electric. Before working with General Electric, he founded Nurego, a cloud-optimisation company. His career also saw him working as the vice president of EMC’s cloud infrastructure business and overseeing the development of Windows CE-based products at Microsoft.
Severin Hacker – DuoLingo
Severin began creating DuoLingo, a free language learning website, as part of a university project he was working on as a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University. He set up DuoLingo with his professor, Luis Von Ahn. Recently, Severing used the service himself to learn Spanish before travelling to Guatemala.
Fancy getting a pint with an influential CTO? Grab an early bird ticket while you still can.