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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, technical leaders and CTOs, taking place in London, Berlin, 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 2021

Online event

October 19 – December 14, 2021

Learning new ideas is great, but turning them into reality is difficult. LeadDev Together brings you structured content to spark ideas and dedicated time with your team to align your thinking.

LeadDev Together is a five-part course addressing engineering leadership’s most fundamental challenges and hosted by the industry’s top technology leaders. Each session features talks, panels, personal reflections, and discussion time with your team.

Check out the full programme of the series, share it with your colleagues and form your team to benefit from the increasing discounts available for larger group registrations.

Full event details: https://events.leaddev.com/together

1. Onboarding and retention
Setting up new talent for success and growth opportunities

2. Building team culture
Understanding, creating, and sustaining team culture

3. Progression, salary, promotions
Laying the foundation of transparency and fairness

4. Creating stability for teams
Empower teams through effective planning and prioritization

5. Measuring success
Outlining the fundamentals of engineering metrics

• Anjuan Simmons (Engineering Coach, Help Scout)
• Neha Batra (Director of Engineering, GitHub)
• Kathryn Koehler (Engineering Director, Netflix
• Yenny Cheung (Engineering Manager, Rasa)
• Sarah Milstein (VP of Engineering, ConvertKit)
• Juan Pablo Buriticá (Engineering Leader)

Past events (7)

LeadDev Live

Online event

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