What we're about

We're a meetup for technical leaders: Lead Developers, Engineering Managers, VP Engineering, CTOs and more.

The Lead Developer is an international conference, 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 add to their leadership toolkits. Featuring short talks and refreshments, it's the perfect opportunity for some mid-week inspiration.

Check out our YouTube channel for 150+ conference videos on overcoming imposter syndrome, levelling up to a leadership role, building an inclusive & sustainable team and so much more: https://wvnts.co/2zogkjM

Upcoming events (1)

Lead Dev Meetup - October 2019

Mercari, Inc.

Join us at the meetup for technical leaders! 🎟 RSVP on Ti.to 🎟 https://ti.to/the-lead-developer-meetup/tokyo-october-2019 ⏰ SCHEDULE ⏰ 6:30pm - Arrive, refreshments & networking 7:00pm - Welcome 7:05pm - Talk 1 7:35pm - Break 7:50pm - Talk 2 8:20pm - Networking 9:00pm - Close 🌟 Speakers & talks 🌟 1️⃣Building an interview process from scratch 🎤Christine Gerpheide Crafting interviews is hard. How many interviews do you do? Do you do live coding? Are questions the same each time? Especially in small companies, the interview process can be informal, inconsistent, and -- worse -- ineffective at getting offers to the right people. Chris will describe how Bespoke revamped their interview process to optimize for efficiency and happiness, helping them grow their engineering team from 6 engineers to 15 in the first half of 2019. Furthermore, she'll share a general methodology that can be applied at any company wishing to redesign their interview process, customized for their company values. This talk is suitable for any hiring manager or individual with influence over the hiring process, especially for technical teams. 2️⃣"Let's measure success!", and similar lies 🎤Tom Nijhuis This is a talk borne from experiences of the many ways that Key Performance Indicators can go wrong. We will try to answer what 'key' means, what 'performance' means, and when something actually can be considered an 'indicator'. We'll look at amusing incentives, try to separate signals from the noise, and once and for all understand the difference between accuracy and precision. 🗣Call for speakers! We're accepting talk proposals! If you're interested in speaking at one of our future meetups, apply here: https://forms.gle/XxuNUsFFkhdXfjCVA. 🔹 CODE OF CONDUCT 🔹 As with our conference, The Lead Developer Meetup is a safe and inclusive event for all. By attending, you agree to our code of conduct: https://theleaddeveloper.com/conduct 🔸 Accessibility & inclusion 🔸 The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible parking available on-site. All talks will be delivered via a microphone and sound system. If you have any specific accessibility requirements, please let us know. We provide non-alcoholic drinks and vegetarian/vegan food options. 🤝 Our Partners - Women Who Code Tokyo https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Tokyo/

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