Tickets start at £849+VAT

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On stage

The 'How to' conference for boosting engineering impact

  • How to be a more effective leader and get the best out of your engineers
  • How to boost morale and maintain reliability with a small team
  • How to deliver more impact for your business
  • How the latest tooling can increase your speed

LeadDev London is full of pragmatic ideas and real-world insight that shows you how to create high-performance engineering teams 

Confirmed speakers for 2024

Meri Williams Pleo CTO and Advisor
Bruce Wang Netflix Engineering Director, Product Platform Systems
Lara Hogan Fly.io VP of Engineering
Jeff Chan OpenAI Member of the Technical Staff
Gareth Waterhouse ASOS Principal Test Engineer
Renee Hunt Compare the Market CTO
Ed Collins ASOS Engineering Manager
Rebecca Salsbury Financial Times Chief Technology Officer
Lena Reinhard Engineering Leadership & Executive Coach
Matt Boyle Cloudflare Engineering Manager
Dominika Pietrzak Gymshark Software Engineer
Alessandro Canessa Commerce Layer Head of Developer Relations
Chris Class incident.io Engineering Manager
Parul Singh Neurodiversity Consultant
Hywel Carver Skiller Whale CEO
Cat Hicks Pluralsight VP of Research Insights & Founder of Developer Success Lab
Andra Blaj Medic Engineering Manager
Jitesh Gosai BBC Principal Tester
Jennifer Mackown Plandek Staff Engineer
Christian Seifert esentri AG Senior Software Architect and Principal Consultant
Lawrence Taylor Bloomberg Team Lead
Katerina Iliakopoulou Meta Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Josh McNamee Disguise Ltd Lead Software Engineer
Ellissa Verseput Sympower Data Team Lead
Inna Weiner Google Senior Engineering Manager
Alicia Collymore incident.io Engineering Manager
Grishma Jena IBM Data Scientist
Kristen Foster-Marks Pluralsight Principal Developer Experience Engineer @ Developer Success Lab
Attendees discussing a topic

Make connections and share your experience in the new break and lunch activities

  • Join table talk discussions on anything from AI tooling to development performance metrics
  • Chat with our speakers in Office Hours
  • Get speed coached or listen in on a coaching session
  • Discover new tooling options in the exhibition hall

Watch the best talks from last year's conference

Managing at the threshold: Examining our principles in a moment of change

David Yee

Managing at the threshold: Examining our principles in a moment of change 
David Yee, New York Times

What do you mean there’s no onboarding plan for engineering managers? 

Daniel Korn

What do you mean there’s no onboarding plan for engineering managers? 
Daniel Korn, Lemonade

How I learned to stop worrying about developer productivity 

Cat Hicks

How I learned to stop worrying about developer productivity 
Cat Hicks, Pluralsight Flow

How to drive pace in your team 

Alicia Collymore

How to drive pace in your team 
Alicia Collymore, incident.io

Workshop: Be a Brilliant People Developer - tickets available from £799 +VAT

Add to your conference experience with a workshop pass and receive an additional full day of tutoring and group roundtable discussion led by host, Meri Williams.

Amazing because I learned so much and made so many great connections.

Erika Lewis
Wide Eye Creative Senior Engineering Manager

It’s the most useful conference I’ve ever attended.

Mindaugas Mozūras
Vinted CTO

I loved the diversity in the speaker line up!

Crystal Hirschorn
Snyk Director of Engineering

Meet the LeadDev advisory board

Our expert advisory board identify the most acute challenges facing you right now, so that the agenda is laser-focused on your issues and how to practically tackle them.

LeadDev Advisory Board - full colour

Past speakers at LeadDev London

Rafia Qutab Kilian NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Lead Full Stack Software Engineer
David Yee The New York Times VP of Engineering
Camille Fournier JPMorgan Chase & Co. Managing Director, Global Head of Engineering and Architecture CIB
Colin Walder CD Projekt Red Engineering Director, Management and Audio
James Stanier Shopify Director of Engineering
Sally Lait Bumble Engineering Director – Safety & Integrity
James Donkin Ocado CTO
Jasmine James Square Head of Developer Infrastructure for Devices Software Engineering

The 2 day event that will make a year of difference.

Hosted at the iconic Barbican in the city of London

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. 

Barbican stage and audience

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