We all recognize that software engineers vary based on their skill level. Some have limited experience, needing a lot of guidance, whereas others have a great depth and breadth of experience, making them natural innovators and leaders. In this talk, we'll discuss the role of "Principal Engineer", a job title often associated with larger companies, but if supported correctly can also exist in smaller companies.
In this talk, we'll discuss: What is the role of Principal Engineer (compared with a Manager)? Does your organization need a Principal Engineer (or several)? Where do they fit in the org chart? How do you support them for success? Is your engineer actually ready for the role?
Dr Peter Smith is a Principal Researcher at Galvanize. In his past lives he's been a university instructor, a software team manager, a project manager, a book author, a consultant, and a software developer. Having spent 38 years writing code (including 10 years in university and 20 years in the software industry), he has plenty of grey hair and lots of opinions to share. In his current role at Galvanize, he focuses on researching new ways of solving technical problems.
Join us to learn more from Peter's experience! Thanks Galvanize for hosting this event!
Feel free to invite your friends or fellow managers to join us as well.
5:30-6:00p.m. Mingle and meet new friends
6:00-7:00p.m. Talk and Q&A
7:00-7:30p.m. Tidy up and chat with your new friends
Location Note Galvanize is located in Downtown Vancouver. Address: 980 Howe Street (intersection of Howe and Nelson) Access: Press "14" on the elevator panels to take you to the 14th floor
Please RSVP if you are coming and please update promptly if your plan changes. Our "No Show" policy - we will remove you from the group if you RSVP but do not show up a few times. We hope that it would provide some fairness to our hosting company, our organizers as well as other people who got onto the wait list wanting to come to our events.
If you have a location to host our events in the future or if you would like to present in our group, please contact our organizers Vivian Lau, David Slater or Calvin Cestari. We would love to hear from you!
Are you working in the software/tech industry? Do you manage a team (or teams) of software developers? Have you ever wonder how you can be a better engineering manager? Come join this group to meet with other software managers, share your experience and resources, discuss about your challenges and learn from one another. We'll be discussing topics in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, scaling development teams and more.