Speaker: Jean Barmash

Director of Engineering @compass & Organizer of CTO School Meetup

Jean Barmash is an experienced Engineering Executive.  Most recently, he was Director of Engineering at Compass, where was building the first modern real estate brokerage.  Prior to Compass, he was VP of Engineering, Apps Platform & Marketplaces at Tradeshift. Jean has over 17 years of experience in software industry, and has been part of 5 startups, three as CTO / VPE and one of which he co-founded. Prior to his entrepreneurial adventures, Jean held a number of progressively senior roles in product development, integration consulting, and team leadership, working with Fortune 100 companies like Ford, Microsoft, BofA, Citi, IHG, and Adobe.

Jean is passionate about raising the level of technical leadership in the industry, and for the last six years has been organizing CTO School New York meetup, an organization he co-founded and grew to over 2,400 members. Jean lives in NY with his awesome and supportive wife and two hilariously-funny kids.

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Tracks

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Hard earned lessons from names you know on scalability, reliability, throughput, and performance.

  • Machine Learning for Developers

    Machine learning is more approachable than ever. Learn techniques and use cases with PyTorch, Keras and TensorFlow that will become foundational for moderan application developers.

  • Microservices / Serverless (Patterns & Practices)

    Evolving, observing, persisting, operating, and building modern architectures.

  • Data Engineering

    AI is the new electricity, but only 20% of the work is machine learning. The other 80% is data engineering: cleaning, enriching, moving, and transforming data. It's data engineering.

  • Developing/Optimizing Clients for Developers

    Electron, Flutter, JavaScript, GraphQL, Node/NPM. Web Workers, Wasm, WebVR, Speech/Alexia/Pipeline. More topics than room in this modern UI tech track.

  • Trust, Safety, & Security

    Privacy, confidentiality, safety, security: learns from the frontlines.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDTs, formal methods, & probabilistic programming.

  • Human Systems: Hacking the Org

    Power of leadership, Engineering Metrics, and strategies for shaping the org for velocity.

  • Building High-Performing Teams

    Building, maintaining, and growing a team balanced for skills and aptitudes. Constraint theory, systems thinking, lean, hiring/firing and performance improvement will be discussed.

  • Architecting For Failure

    More than just building software, building deployable production ready software in the face of guaranteed failure.

  • Modern Java

    6 month cadence, cloud-native deployments, scale, Graal, Kotlin, and beyond. Learn how the role of Java as it is evolves for the next 20 years.

  • High Performance Computing: Lessons from FinTech & AdTech

    Killing latency and getting the most out of your hardware.

  • 21st Century Languages

    Lessons learned from building languages like Rust, Go-lang, Swift, Kotlin, and more.

  • Software Defined Infrastructure: Kubernetes, Service Meshes, & Beyond

    Deploying, scaling, managing your services is undifferentiated heavy lifting. Hear stories, learn techniques, and dive deep into software infrastructure.

  • Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks

    Skills to be a top technician that don't involving writing code: communication, empathy, emotional grit, fortitude, teamwork, advanced critical thinking.