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COVID-19 update (June 8) We’ve been carefully reviewing the situation around the world regarding Covid-19 and the effect it has had on our community and our ability to come together at large conferences. To bring some certainty, and so that our entire community can feel comfortable travelling to and attending our events, we have decided to further postpone our in-person conferences until 2021.

We’re continuing to follow advice from public health authorities and will only relaunch our in-person meetups when it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting with the community virtually. Join our Slack workspace, follow us on Twitter and let’s stay connected.


You've trained as an engineer but now you're a manager of engineers or a manager of managers. This new role requires a completely different skill set with a focus on "soft skills" to be a successful leader.

The Lead Developer is an international conference for engineering managers, tech leads and CTOs, taking place in London, Austin, New York and Berlin. The annual conference is full of practical takeaways to help you lead your team, build psychological safety, and support your team members to level up to leadership roles themselves.

Our meetup is an extension of the conference for the community to get together, network and learn to develop yourself and your team. Featuring short talks and refreshments, it's the perfect opportunity for some mid-week inspiration.

Check out our YouTube channel for 100+ conference videos on overcoming imposter syndrome, levelling up to a leadership role, building an inclusive & sustainable team and so much more at LeadDev.com (https://leaddev.com/).

🔹 Code of conduct 🔹

As with our conference, our meetup is a safe and inclusive space. We expect all of our attendees to read and follow our code of conduct (https://conduct.theleaddev.com).

🔸 Accessibility & inclusion 🔸

We make sure to use venues that are fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility restrictions. To help make our meetup as welcoming as possible, we provide non-alcoholic drinks and vegetarian/vegan food options. If you have any specific accessibility requirements, please let us know.

Upcoming events (4)

LeadDev London Meet up

Google CSG

Join us at this community meetup event on the eve of LeadDev London, co-hosted by our sponsors, Google, DoIt, and Skillerwhale. Register to attend for free here: https://ti.to/whiteoctober/leaddev-london-2023-meetup

6pm Welcome Reception
6:30pm Host introduction and speaker line-up
9pm Close

LeadDev London 2023

Barbican Centre

LeadDev London is a two-day conference for engineering managers

Join hundreds of technical leaders at LeadDev to gain insights, learnings and expand your network. Access the tools to be more effective in your role, your organization and your career.

The largest LeadDev gathering returns to the City of London in 2023. Get ready for behind-the-scenes case studies from top engineering organizations, practical advice and frameworks, and community networking with leaders from around the globe.

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StaffPlus London 2023

Barbican Centre

StaffPlus New York is a one-day technical leadership conference for senior individual contributors

As engineers scale the technical track, they need to take on a whole new set of leadership skills. While managers are often provided with resources and support, very senior individual contributors (ICs) aren’t. StaffPlus is here to change that!

After the successful launch in New York last year, we're bringing StaffPlus to London. Join your peers on the technical track for two jam-packed days, as we explore everything from strategic planning and solving technical problems, to influencing at scale and balancing your role as a leader and executor.

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Leadingeng London 2023

Needs a location

LeadingEng New York is a ultimate one-day conference for Heads, Directors, VPs and other senior engineering leaders

Every leader needs some reassurance that they're heading in the right direction. That's why we created the LeadingEng conference.

After the successful launch last year, we're bringing LeadingEng back to the City of London. If you’ve got some leadership weak spots then LeadingEng is the most effective way to pick up the knowledge you need to lead.

Get the insights and reassurance you need to tackle a range of leadership challenges - from building healthy cross-functional relationships to creating strategy for your teams. This event is a powerful mix of guided discussions, interactive talks, in-depth case studies, and networking. So if you’re looking for some expert guidance on delivering as a manager of managers, save your seat today.

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Past events (18)

LeadDev Together 'Building and growing teams'

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