Do you have something to share? Have you found some secret magic in the way you’re working that your peers would benefit from? Or have you got something radically wrong and learnt from it?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We are a safe, welcoming space that wants all voices of the engineering leadership community to be heard. Whether it is your first-ever live talk or your 50th article, we want to champion your ideas. 

If you have thought about writing an article for us, or giving a talk at a LeadDev conference, then read on to see what we’re looking for.

What subject should you focus on?

Our four main themes for Lead Dev are the following:

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.) 
  • Process  (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.) 
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)  

Who will you be writing for or speaking to?

Our audience consists of all senior engineering folk, from tech leads to VPs. They are consistently technical (across a very broad range of technologies and industries) with many line managing people in their organisations. It’s also important to note that some attendees have just been promoted, or are trying to figure out what skills they need to progress into a tech lead role.

Speaking at an event

We're always looking for speakers for upcoming events. The CFP for the third edition of LeadDev Live, our virtual conference, is open now until October 25 at 11:59pm PST. 

What does LeadDev offer?

If we choose your talk proposal, we’ll support you in the lead up to recording your talk. We'll pre-record your talk before the event in case of any disruptions or connection issues during the live broadcast. We'll live caption your talk for attendees and embed them on the published video post-event.

We pay an honorarium of $250 to all confirmed speakers.

Writing an article

What should it look like?

If you submit a proposal for an article and we select it, you will soon receive an editorial guide from us including information on the preferred word count, style, and formatting. So for now, all you need to write is a title and short description that explains the article’s content.

What does LeadDev offer?

If we choose your article for publication, we’ll offer all the support we can in the creation of your article. After a first draft has been handed in, it will be passed to our copywriting team who will work with you to ensure that your article is the best that it can be.

We also pay an honorarium of $250 to everyone who writes an article for our site.

If you have any further questions before you submit, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help. 

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Submitted talks and articles are reviewed anonymously by a diverse and representative review panel, and the ones that are shortlisted are then reviewed by a programming committee for selection.