Path to Principal: Part 1 of Defining the Modern Engineer

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Carrer Pujades 94-96

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You are invited to join the audience, at a mediated panel discussion, Path to Principal - Part 1 of a series of live events to Define the Modern Engineer, with confirmed Principal Speakers from N26, Oracle, King, Sage, Netquest, Apiumhub, Typeform and others.

Specific speaker details to follow shortly...

The role of a Principal Software Engineer is often misunderstood, due to the ambiguous nature of his or her responsibilities. We often meet employees of a particular company, who give blank stares once asked to define who a Principal Software Engineer is...

...And so Glovo, with the help of Global{M} - The Talent Consultancy, provides the space to define the modern Principal Software Engineer.


18:30 - 19.00 - Welcome/sign-in and refreshments

19:00 - 19.15 - Introductory Presentation by Mustafa VP of Engineering for Glovo and Rupert Smith, Principal Talent Partner for Global{M}

19.15 - 20-30 - Mediated Panel Discussion (see Panelists below)

20.30 - Audience Questions and Answers

20.45 - 21.00 - Post Panel mingling with Panelists with refreshments

Who is invited to attend:

Principal Engineers, CTOs, Engineering Managers, Software Engineers, anyone looking to move their careers towards Principal, as well as anyone who is looking to hire Principal Software Engineers.


Alvaro Garcia (Panelist)
Principal Software Engineer

Ruggero Tonelli (Panelist)
Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Felix Kerger (Panelist)
Principal Developer Advocate King

Corrado Calzoni (Panelist)
Principal Software Engineer

Stephan Lagraulet (Panelist)
Head of Engineering

Pau Minoves (Panelist)

Annelis Gutierrez (Panelist)
Head of Data Engineering
Social Point

Susana Duran (Panelist)
Director of Mobile & Conversational AI

Pablo Rodriguez (Panelist)
Principal Software Engineer

Mustafa Sezgin (Key Note Speaker and Panelist)
VP of Engineering

Rupert Smith (Panel Mediator)
Principal Talent Partner

The panel will cover the following in the discussion... (but not limited to):

- What is a Principal Engineer in today's world?

- Advocacy in Engineering: The role of the Principal Engineer Advocate

- How the the Principal has adapted to new decentralised decision making: From Agile to SAFe

- Why do Scale-ups need Principals?

- Career advice for Senior Engineers and Leads

- Entrepreneurial environments for Principals

- Women in Tech - The Path to Principal for Female Developers

- Skills of Principals: Interviewing skills, ownership, mentorship

- The Principal's place in a "Learning Culture"

Some Questions answered:

Q. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A. email:

Q. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A. Yes, otherwise we will check the email

Q. If I get lost and cannot find the venue, who do I contact?

A. Phone: +44 7471507654

Q. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

A. Yes

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