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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 and New York. 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://theleaddeveloper.com/code-of-conduct ).

🔸 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 and we'll do our best to make the necessary accommodations.

Upcoming events (1)

LeadDev Together 2022

Online event

JANUARY 31 – MARCH 30, 2022

Join the six-part group development course addressing engineering leadership’s most fundamental challenges.

LeadDev Together is a six-part course hosted by the industry’s top technology leaders. Each session features talks, crafted exercises, and dedicated group discussion time.

Focusing on fundamental leadership skills, the course is designed for groups of leaders from the same company.

The dedicated time with your colleagues helps you move forward as a team and change the way you work together to turn concepts into reality.

Full event details here: https://events.leaddev.com/together-2022

• Growing teams sustainably
Empowering your team in times of growth

• Articulating strategy
Effectively communicating goals and needs to your team

• Collaborating cross functionally
Laying the ground for successful cross-team collaboration

• Managing up & influencing
Becoming an effective advocate for your team

• Addressing underperformance
Dealing with underperformance with integrity, dignity and fairness

• Anjuan Simmons (Engineering Coach, Help Scout)
• Christian McCarrick (Engineering Leader, Speaker, Podcast Host • Facebook)
• Sarah Wells (Technical Director • Financial Times)
• Maria Gutierrez (VP of Engineering • Twitter)
• David Yee (Executive Director of Engineering • The New York Times)
• Arquay Harris (VP of Engineering • Webflow)

Past events (11)

LeadDev Together 2021

Online event

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