• Austin, Texas
  • November 8, 2019

The Lead Developer Austin

The conference for technical leaders

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What is The Lead Developer?

The Lead Developer is an international conference featuring inspiring stories and practical advice on leading and managing technical teams. The programme is based on the themes of teams, tech and tools: how to develop a team, new and emerging tech, and processes to improve the way you work. The Austin conference doubled in size last year and we can't wait to see you at our third edition this November.

Who attends the conference?

The majority of attendees are Tech Leads, Senior Engineers, Engineering Managers, VPs of Engineering, and CTOs, or those looking to move into those roles, from a wide range of industries including software, fintech, healthcare, and e-commerce.

How can I get involved?

Apply to speak: We program the conference with invited speakers and successful CFP applicants. The CFP is now closed, we'll announce the full speaker line-up in June. If you're interested in submitting your talk in the next CFP, sign up to our mailing list to be first to hear about it.

Sponsor us: If you're looking to grow your engineering team, support the community, or showcase your brand, get in touch to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.

Meet us: Check out our free meetups to connect with technical leaders and managers in Austin throughout the year. We organize events quarterly so stay tuned to find out when and where the next one will take place.

Book your tickets: Early bird tickets are now on sale, so register for you and your team before they sell out. To support underrepresented and marginalised developers, and those facing social or economic hardships, we also offer free tickets through our scholarship scheme.

Our speakers

Check out highlights from 2018

Recap on all of the conference talk videos and photos here.

Free meetup

We host quarterly meetups throughout the year to showcase fantastic talks and provide an opportunity for the community to get together. Upcoming US meetups: New York in April, San Francisco in May, and Austin in June - so stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Bring your team, connect with the community and enjoy talks on technical leadership, team culture, communication and more.


Are you looking to grow your engineering team, engage with the community and gain brand exposure?

The Lead Developer conference is the perfect opportunity to connect with hundreds of technicals leaders and senior developers. Please get in touch to request a sponsorship prospectus.


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Austin Technology Council

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