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The Lead Developer Austin

This is an international conference series, designed with the needs and pain points of technical leaders in mind. With incredible events already in London, New York and Berlin, we can't wait to see you in Austin this November!

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What is The Lead Developer?

The conference features inspiring stories and practical advice on leading and managing technical teams based on the themes of teams, tech and tools. Last year's event in Austin doubled in size and we can't wait to see you at our third edition this November.

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?

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. The next meetup will be on July 18 – RSVPs open soon.

Book your tickets: Standard tickets are now on sale. To support underrepresented and marginalised folks, and those facing social or economic hardships, we also offer free tickets through our scholarship scheme.

Check out the highlights from 2018

Watch all the sessions from last year's conference here and check out the photos here.

Free meetup – July 18

We host quarterly meetups throughout the year to showcase fantastic talks and provide an opportunity for the community to get together. The next event is on July 18 – RSVPs open soon.

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


Thank you to our fantastic partners for their support to help the conference possible.

Would you like to connect with community and improve your brand awareness? Contact us for our 2019 sponsorship offers.


Silver Sponsor

Austin Technology Council

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