Worum es bei uns geht
“You can gain experience, if you are careful to avoid empty redundancy. Do not fall into the error of the artisan who boasts of twenty years experience in craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience – twenty times.” — Shibumi, by Trevanian
CTO Circle (aka "C-squared") is a non-profit, in-person meetup/forum for Berlin's current and aspiring technology leaders to learn and share expertise with one another.
Ourlarger purpose is to help one another excel as tech leaders. We're also about contributing to Berlin maturing as a world-class city for technology talent and innovation.
Members come from new startups and older companies alike, with titles like Tech Founder, Senior Engineer, CTO, VP Eng, etc. But the title isn't as important as a commitment to learn and master the skills/hats of a tech leader:
• Technology, e.g. choosing the right tech and tools, and sorting out hype from reality
• Product leadership, e.g. product roadmap, requirements, UX design - translating what's imagined and valued into what works
• Process/management, e.g. coaching, scheduling, maintaining quality: making your team > individuals
• Executive/leadership, e.g. hiring, strategy, fundraising, budgets
We meet regularly to exchange ideas and knowledge relevant to tech leaders. At every C-squared event, expect talks, discussion, learning, and socializing. The crowd will be fellow tech leaders - people building technology products, teams, and companies, who enjoy sharing their expertise and experience. Software leaders are strongly represented, but hardware people are welcome too.
To join CTO Circle, please answer the profile questions as specified. Incomplete or anonymous applications will not be accepted. Members are all tech leaders; this is not a venue for recruiters, nor for business people who "just need a coder." Thanks.
p.s. Here's the full quote from the novel Shibumi, as the Go master gives the protagonist a final lesson: “You can gain experience, if you are careful to avoid empty redundancy. Do not fall into the error of the artisan who boasts of twenty years experience in craft while in fact he has had only one year of experience – twenty times. And never resent the advantage of experience your elders have. Recall that they have paid for this experience in the coin of life, and have emptied a purse that cannot be refilled.” — Shibumi, by Trevanian