I am David Soria Parra, a software engineer and manager with 15+ years experience.

I have a rich history in developing and maintaining open source software. I’ve actively contributed to the PHP programming language as a core developer and was responsible for the official releases of PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5. I actively contributed to Git and Mercurial and developed key features within Mercurial such as bookmarks, pager, shelving and more.

Between 2013 and 2017 I was a software engineer at Facebook’s developer infrastructure team. From 2017 I managed increasingly larger teams and organisation within Facebook, with a particular focus on extending our internal tools to new development areas such as VR, AR and ASIC development. In 2021, I moved to London where I lead an organisation of 45+ people across multiple managers, focusing Static Analysis and Simulation-based Testing teams.

In 2023 I was an enterpreneur in residence at Sutter Hill Ventures in London.