We've answered the questions we get asked most often. If we've missed anything, send us an email [email protected].

Do you have a Code of Conduct?

Absolutely, we take our Code of Conduct very seriously. You can read in full here. All conference participants are expected to be respectful towards other attendees, speakers, organizers, and staff, in-person and online. 

You can find reporting and enforcement processes at the link above. For reporting concerns at the event itself, the LeadDev team can be identified by pink t-shirts with ‘Organizer’ printed on the back.

What are your COVID guidelines at the conference?

Your safety and that of everyone at the event is of paramount importance and we want everyone to feel safe and secure. We are working closely with the venue to ensure that we follow official guidelines and best practices when it comes to COVID safety, but we don’t know what exact guidance (venue specific, local, or national) will be in place for large events in 2022. These guidelines are therefore subject to change.

You can find our full COVID policy here.

Where is the conference?

The conference takes place at the Mariott Oakland, San Francisco. For help getting there, check out the venue's website.


Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway,Oakland USA California 94607

Directions (opens in Google Maps)

Visit the venue's website

Are there any discounted hotel rates for event delegates?

We have secured a preferential room rate of $190.00 ++ for all LeadDev attendees at the conference venue, the Oakland Marriott City Center.  
To make a booking, click on the booking website link where you will be able to make, modify and cancel hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel. 

Please note that the night of the 27th of October is now SOLD OUT and cannot be booked through the booking website link

What time should I arrive?

Registration will open around 8.00am on October 26 and 8.30am on October 27, and the first session will start between 9.00am and 9.30am. We will confirm exact timings closer to the conference. 

What happens if I’m running late?

Don't worry if you are running late. Our staff will stay at the registration desk for most of the morning. We’ll let you slip into the auditorium quietly once we've given you your name badge.

Will food be provided?

Yes, food will be provided! A lunch is provided, plus tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day. Tea, coffee, and light breakfast refreshments will be available in the morning before the first session. Catering will be served in line with current COVID guidelines and there will be additional spaces to sit and eat.

Will you cater for my special dietary requirements?

Yes! There will be a vegan option available during lunch. If you have any allergies or other requirements (e.g. gluten-free, Halal, Kosher) just let us know by emailing [email protected]. During the conference, if you have requested a special meal other than vegan, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to help you.

Is the venue accessible?

The venue is wheelchair accessible and we’ll provide real-time audio captioning for all talks. Please do let us know about any access requirements that you have, if you haven’t already, by emailing [email protected]. It’s no trouble at all, we just need some advance notice to make sure we offer you the best experience.

Do I need to bring anything?

Just show your ticket containing your QR code either printed or on your smartphone to our registration staff and they’ll provide you with your conference pass.

Does the conference venue have wifi?

Absolutely, you can find details on the back of your conference badge.

Are you recording the conference?

Yes! We’re recording all the talks and we’ll send you the links to the videos after the conference, once they’ve been edited.

Our photographer will be capturing moments throughout the conference. If you don't want to be included in published photographs, please pick up a yellow lanyard at registration.

What time does everything finish?

We expect Day 1 of the conference to finish around 5:30pm, followed by a happy hour until 7.30pm. Day 2 will finish around 5pm. Check out the schedule for up-to-date timings.

Who organizes the conference?

The LeadDev team produces content and events for engineering leaders. We also organize in-person conferences in San Francisco, London, New York and Berlin. Visit LeadDev.com/events to see all our upcoming events.

Are there any extra sessions?

Office hours sessions will run during the breaks and happy hour to give you an opportunity to meet the speakers and get answers to your questions. Check the schedule for timings.

Is there a happy hour or networking event?

Yes, there will be a happy hour held in the conference venue from 5:30–7.30pm on Day 1 of the conference. 

What is the barcode on my badge?

At the conference, you'll notice there’s a barcode on your delegate badge. Our sponsors may request your permission to scan your badge so they can get in touch with you after the conference to discuss their products and services. 

If you agree, the sponsor will receive the following information (if provided when registering your conference ticket): your name, email address, job role, company, company sector, company size and country. By allowing our sponsor to scan your badge, you are giving them permission to request this information from us. Please note, we will not give your details to a sponsor unless you approve the request. You can unsubscribe from any communications you receive.

Nursing Room

We have a dedicated private, lockable room at the event venue for anyone requiring a place to express or feed during the event. Please just ask a member of staff in a pink t-shirt for directions. 

Is there a space to pray at the venue? 

We have a prayer room on site for anyone who wishes to pray or meditate during the conference. Please ask a member of staff in a pink t-shirt for more information and location. 

I sometimes find events overwhelming, is there a space away from crowds? 

We have a designated quiet space on the Ground Floor of the event venue, away from the main hall for those who may feel uncomfortable in noisy, crowded situations.
Quiet work is allowed here, however we respectfully ask that you take any calls, meetings or conversations outside of this room. 

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