London, June 27 & 28
Join our community of software engineering managers and hear inspirational stories that will help you become an effective technical leader and develop high-performing tech teams in challenging times.
The tech industry is reeling from multiple shocks as recession and layoffs bite. The conference programming committee has designed this year's content to help.
- Leading in a downturn
- Doing more with less
- Learning from incidents/failure
- Onboarding effectively
Get unparalleled access to industry leaders with decades worth of experience building effective engineering teams.
The LeadDev Experience
Chat with our speakers in Office Hours
The 20 best-practice led talks chosen from 650+ proposals
Hear all of the best talks in a single track
Quiet spaces to relax and find calm
Meet your peers from across the tech industry
Make connections and share ideas with the most progressive engineering leaders in Europe.
LeadDev is hosted at The Barbican in the heart of the City of London. The iconic brutalist 1960s building, with a three tiered theatre, is the perfect place to sit back and soak up all of the ideas on offer.
Hear from past attendees on their experiences with LeadDev conferences
"Thank you LeadDev for such an amazing and inspiring event! Amazing because I learned so much and made so many great connections. Inspiring because I hope to not only attend next year's event, I hope to do so as a speaker."
"This was my fourth time attending LeadDev. Every subsequent time I brought more and more co-workers from Vinted Engineering. As one of us said this year - 'it’s the most useful conference I’ve ever attended.' "
"I loved the diversity in the speaker line up! It's important to see others like you up on the stage to foster inclusivity. I also loved meeting speakers and folks in real life that I'd known through twitter for a long time."
Neha Batra's LeadDev story
Like many delegates and speakers, LeadDev has been a source of inspiration and connection as she has built herself a successful leadership career.
When I first spoke at LeadDev, I was an Engineering Manager eager to share the tools I had with the LeadDev community and I was received with encouragement and a new network of people who shared common leadership goals and values with me.
Several years later, I’m a VP with the same passion to share the tools I have but a whole different perspective! I’ve gotten to see my LeadDev network grow through their roles alongside me.
Meet your conference chair: Meri Williams
Meri is an experienced CTO who has led teams in a range of organisations from Procter & Gamble to Monzo. She was LeadDev's founding Chair in 2015, helping to shape the conference as you experience it today.
I feel proud that through LeadDev we are able to have real impact in some of the areas I care most deeply about: building amazing teams, helping people to build their technical leadership skills, providing a platform for diverse opinions and experiences.
Safety & security
Your health, safety, and comfort are priorities for us. To make sure you can enjoy the conference without worry, we are following local and international COVID guidelines and best practice.