Should the CTO Be Coding?


Joshua Hoffman

75 minutes with Q&A


13 July 2022





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Should the CTO Be Coding?

What is a Chief Technology Officer and what role does a CTO play in building and growing a business? Do you know how this role evolves as a startup grows in size and scale? We have an exciting Masterclass coming up with Joshua Hoffman, tech leader, public speaker and software engineer with over 20 years of experience. Book the date for 13th July 2022 from 1 pm / 4 pm EAT as he goes through: “Should the CTO Be Coding?”

Joshua will share the story of his personal journey as a startup CTO, what it takes to succeed as part of a tech team and shed light on how we can apply the principles of top technology companies and teams to become successful professionals ourselves.

We will also engage and connect with other members of the community as we understand the essential relationship between technology and entrepreneurship and the role of a CTO in efficiently facilitating this relationship to spur company growth.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, software engineer or another field, tech is core to your organisation’s growth. This Masterclass will give you unique insights into how you should prepare for the future of work. Register today to book your spot for this exciting virtual event brought to you by The ROOM.


Joshua Hoffman

Joshua Hoffman, an experienced software engineer and tech leader, has been helping Amsterdam startups to build and scale their tech teams and production since 2015. As an early Red Hat engineer, Joshua consulted for organizations across North America, Europe, and Asia, and created Red Hat’s award-winning Virtual Training platform. He subsequently served as Director of Infrastructure for Tumblr, leading the team that built Tumblr’s open-source data centre automation tool, Collins. He later joined SoundCloud, where he served as Technical Director, leading the team that created the popular open-source metrics platform Prometheus. He worked as CTO for Blendle and helped lead the company to a successful exit.  He now works for Sharpist as their VP of Engineering.

Thank you for showing interest in this Masterclass with Joshua Hoffman, “Should the CTO be Coding?” Due to unexpected circumstances, this event will be postponed to August.

Please look out for another invitation in your emails in the coming weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience and are looking forward to meeting with you soon.