The DC CTO Club is an independent, not-for-profit, invitation-only group of the DC area’s most innovative technologists. Our mission is to make DC/VA/MD a better place for technology-intensive companies by helping each other as leaders and by sharing practical technical knowledge. We encourage candid, open and trustworthy communication and networking through our monthly breakfast meetings and private email forum. By joining together and sharing our strengths, we're creating an environment of innovation and support for DC’s vibrant technology scene.
To qualify you need to be working full time in a senior technical leadership role (typically CTO or VP of Engineering) with at least 10 engineers reporting to you at a software product company. We are associated with CTO Clubs in NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Chicago and other cities, reaching hundreds of CTOs around the country.
We hold a monthly breakfast in Tysons at 7:30 am every 2nd Wednesday of the month with networking and a presentation on topics like machine learning, enterprise architecture, scaling up teams and technology. We have a members-only private mailing list for questions and candid brainstorming.
There is an attendance requirement of not skipping more than 2 out of 3 breakfasts, and a requirement to present an engaging topic at least once.