Building better technical leaders

CFP is now open

Lead Dev is coming to San Francisco this October

Join the community of technical leaders and learn how to nurture high performing teams, apply the best tech and tools for the job, and thrive as you meet the challenges of software engineering leadership.

CFP is now open

Being a technical leader is hard

Whether you are scaling a team, coaching and developing your reports, or trying to stay ahead of the latest tech developments – you’re constantly juggling priorities while making business-critical decisions and releasing high-quality products.

Lead Dev San Francisco is a two-day conference packed full of inspirational and practical sessions from the world’s top technical leaders, focussed around three core themes: teams, tech and tools.

You could be a speaker! The Call for Proposals (CFP) is open till March 23: this is your chance to tell your story and share the stage with some of the big names in engineering leadership including Nick Means, Tanya O’Reilly, Liz Fong-Jones, Lara Hogan and so many more! Read about our CFP process and what we offer confirmed speakers.

How can I get involved?

  • Become a speaker: our Call for Proposals is now open! You have a chance to join the speaker line-up by submitting your talk proposal before March 23.
  • Buy tickets: a limited number of Early Bird tickets will go live on January 27, so if you want to enjoy the best price for you and your team, keep an eye on your inbox for the email alert that day.
  • Sponsor us: connect with senior engineering leaders looking for tools to help them work more efficiently and to ship higher quality product.
  • Apply for a scholarship place: we run a scholarship program to support individuals from underrepresented and marginalised groups in tech. The deadline for applications is July 3.
  • Attend a meetup: We host quarterly meetups and you can get involved as an attendee, speaker, or sponsor.

Want to get a feel of what the conference is actually like? Look back at the highlights from our 2019 events in New York and London to get you excited for San Francisco 2020!

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