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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.

As well as a program filled with insights from our world-class speaker lineup, you can look forward to plenty of extras to make the most of your conference experience, including a free meetup, leadership workshops, and book signing with Lara Hogan (Co-founder, Wherewithall). Check out the all the details here.

How can I get involved?

  • Apply to speak: We program the conference with invited speakers and successful CFP applicants. The Call for Proposals is now closed, if you're interested in submitting your talk next time, 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.
  • Attend a meetup: We organize free meetups to connect with technical leaders and managers in Austin throughout the year.
  • 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. The deadline for applications has closed but you can check out more scholarship opportunities here.

Check out 2018 highlights

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


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.


Platinum Sponsor


D&I - Live Captioning Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Test Double

Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

WP Engine

Silver Sponsor


Networking Mixer Sponsor

Austin Technology Council

Media Partner

Tech Ladies

Community Partner

Sticker Mule

Bronze Sponsor

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