08:00 1h 45min


Registration and refreshments

Welcome to LeadDev London 2023

10:00 10 mins

Welcome to LeadDev London 2023

A welcome to LeadDev London 2022 from the host Meri Williams.



What Do You Mean There’s No Onboarding Plan for Engineering Managers?

In this talk, I’ll share my four-week onboarding process for engineering leads that emphasizes peopleware, tech leadership, and delivery management.


Compassionate on-call

In this talk, we’ll discuss how to build a compassionate on-call rota, and how that can help build sustainable and high performing teams.


Red 2.0: Transforming a Game Company

A look at how the Tech Team at CD Projekt applied the Red 2.0 Manifesto as part of a company-wide transformation after the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

11:20 30 min



Enjoy some refreshments during the break


Making the Move to Manager: Common Pitfalls for New Engineering Leaders

This talk, which will primarily focus on challenges involved with people leadership, will broadly cover: - How to rebrand yourself as a new engineering leader - How to build trust with a new team without prior experience or credibility - How to delegate effectively - How to balance proactive leadership without micromanaging.


Why Onboarding to a Company's Legacy Codebase Sucks, and How to Make it Work for Your Team

In this talk, I will be discussing the history and context of the problems that plague codebase onboarding. And with problems comes solutions such as tips and tools that make it easier for engineers to onboard a legacy codebase.


Code is Poetry

In this talk, I will talk about how to write good readable code, ticket descriptions, bug patches et al in PHP and Javascript.


How I learned to stop worrying about Developer Productivity and love Developer Thriving

In this talk, I want to propose a different, science-backed approach to productivity: let’s shift to thinking about developer thriving.

13:10 80 mins



We'll take a break for lunch


How to drive pace in your team 🏃🏽‍♀️

By the end of the talk, folks will have received actionable advice that'll help them improve their teams' delivery and pace without a data-first approach.


How we support making architectural decisions

During the talk, we'll make a deep dive from the principles based on which this group operates to the specific how-to that made its work beneficial for the company and share what we've learned from this whole experience so far.


Exit Plans and How to Talk About Them

This talk covers why the answer to that question is important, how to set up the culture to enable the conversation, how to actually have the conversations once the foundation is laid, and the benefits that both employees and the company get out of it.

15:40 30 min



Enjoy some refreshments during the break


Platform engineering is all about product

In this session you will learn: - What is platform engineering? Isn’t it just a new name for DevOps? - What makes an IDP and a platform team successful? - Who is the platform PM (PPM)? why he is important? How do I convince my head of product we need one? - Practices you can use to build a successful platform, and pitfalls to avoid.


How to effectively “Spike” a complex technical project

In this talk, I’ll go over what a spike is, how to successfully spike a project, and lessons that I’ve learned from leading several technically complex projects, across 3 different companies, and various different teams.

17:20 10 min



Closing session



Networking mixer

Network with our community

19:00 10 min


Closing remarks

End of conference day

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