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 the threat of a 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. More to be announced soon!
The LeadDev Experience
Chat with our speakers in Office Hours
The best-practice led talks chosen from 100s of 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 the US.
LeadDev West Coast will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Sit back and soak up all of the ideas on offer, then take time after the conference to discover Oakland, California - home to a vibrant arts scene and winning sports teams.
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."
Meet your conference chair: Ines Sombra
Ines Sombra is the Vice President of Engineering at Fastly, where she spends her time helping the Web go faster. She hosted the first LeadDev West Coast conference in 2022 and will return again this autumn to welcome a new set of speakers to the stage as they share their ideas and experiences.