Frequently Asked Questionss

We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to The Lead Developer Austin 2019. If you’ve been to any of our conferences before, you'll know that you can expect brilliant content and a friendly atmosphere. We've gathered frequently asked questions to help everyone get the most out of their conference experience. If there's anything missing, please email us.

Thanks to our sponsors

Our sponsors help make the conference possible - pay them a visit in our sponsor hall to find out what they’re up to. There are lots of awesome products to see, some of our sponsors also have swag and competitions for you to enter.


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, organisers and staff, in person and online. If you feel uncomfortable with the behaviour of anyone at the conference, please let someone in a staff t-shirt know. We'll take your concerns seriously and take appropriate action. We're updating our Code of Conduct with reporting and enforcement information soon.

Where is the conference?

The conference takes place at the Hyatt Regency. You can check out their website here or the location on Google Maps here. If you're in Austin just for the conference, take a look at the Austin city guide website for things to do.

What time should I arrive?

Registration will open around 8:30AM on November 8. Tea, coffee, and light breakfast refreshments will be available in the morning before the first session.

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! A hot lunch is provided, plus tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Will you cater for my special dietary requirements?

Yes! There will be a vegetarian option available during lunch. If you have any allergies or other requirements (e.g. vegan, gluten-free, Halal, Kosher) just let us know by emailing [email protected]. During the conference, if you have requested a special meal other than vegetarian, 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 be providing 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 you’re catered for.

Do I need to bring anything?

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

Does the conference venue have wifi?

Absolutely, you can find details on 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 a couple of weeks after the conference, once they’ve been edited. We’ll also gather slides and add links to them on the talks page. Our photographer will be capturing moments throughout the conference. We’ll put these photos on Flickr and send you the link!

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 the conference to finish around 5:30pm followed by a happy hour. More details coming soon.

Are there any training workshops?

We're facilitating two full-day workshops on November 7 hosted by Lara Hogan, Jean Hsu, and Edmond Lau. Find out more and book your tickets here.

Who organises the conference?

The conference is organised by White October Events. We also organise The Lead Developer London, The Lead Developer New York, SeleniumConf Chicago, and AngularConnect.

Visit 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 our speakers and get answers to your questions. More details coming soon.

Is there a happy hour/post-conference networking?

After each conference we organize a happy hour session so you more opportunities to chat with everyone at the conference. More details coming soon.

Are you on Twitter?

Of course! Mention @TheLeadDev or use hashtag #LeadDevAustin to share your thoughts or ask us questions during 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 are able to unsubscribe from any communications you receive.


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