Today we are talking to Chris Busbey, the CTO at Connamara Systems. And we discuss creating teams with agile mindsets, a CTOs role in P&L responsibilities and what it’s like developing software in the post dev ops world.

All of this, right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!

About Chris:

Chris Busbey is the CTO of Connamara Systems, a software engineering and consulting firm specializing in the capital markets. With over 13 years of experience developing software, Busbey worked his way up to the CTO position by solving difficult engineering problems while practicing pragmatic agile techniques to manage risk and deliver certainty to customers.

ABOUT Connamara:

Connamara provides software engineering services to the capital markets. We build Exchanges, Marketplaces, Matching Engines, and Risk Tools. We are experts in exchange connectivity and the FIX protocol. We are a maintainer of the open source project Quickfix and author of QuickFIX/n. —– Connamara specializes in delivering large scale, highly-available, distributed systems.

Quality is assured through the use of agile development methods. Connamara is obsessive about test driven development, automated testing and continuous integration. Connamara is platform agnostic when approaching a project, always looking for the best tools, frameworks, programming languages and operating systems to arrive at the best solution for the client. Connamara merges Agile values, principles, tools, methods and practices to provide holistic support to ongoing projects. By making operations a “first class citizen” during the design and development process, clients are delivered systems with the highest level of operational quality.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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