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Two days • 800+ Engineering Leaders

Join our community at the Lead Dev New York, where engineering leaders learn to build high performing teams, apply the best tech and tools for the job, and thrive as they meet the challenges of software engineering leadership.

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Whether you are scaling a team, coaching and developing your direct reports, or trying to stay ahead of the latest tech developments – you’re constantly juggling priorities while making business-critical decisions and shipping high-quality products.

Lead Dev New York is a two-day conference for engineering leaders packed full of inspiring and practical sessions focused around three core themes: teams, tech and tools. The conference tickets are sold out, the only way to get involved now is via sponsorship opportunities.

A handful of tickets are available for the full-day workshops we're hosting on April 6 and 9 where you have a chance to dive into demystifying management with Lara Hogan, hiring and retaining top talent with Karen Catlin, being a better people developer with Meri Williams and creating a culture of feedback with the Radical Candor team!

How can I get involved?

  • Apply to speak: our Call for Proposals is now closed but you can apply to speak at one of our meetups or conferences in other cities.
  • Sponsor us: connect with senior engineering leaders looking for tools to help them work more efficiently and to ship higher quality product.
  • Buy tickets: the conference tickets are now sold out, you can still get tickets to the full-day workshops we're running on April 6 and 9. The only way to attend the conference now is via the sponsorship opportunities available.
  • Apply for a scholarship place: we run a scholarship program to support individuals from underrepresented and marginalised groups in tech. The deadline has passed but there are new opportunities for scholarships in other cities throughout the year.
  • Attend a meetup: We host quarterly meetups and you can get involved as an attendee, speaker, or sponsor.

Not sure what to expect? Look back at the highlights from our 2019 events to get you inspired for New York 2020!

Look back at the 2019 conference photos in our Flickr album.


Thank you to all our fantastic partners who help make our event happen.

Would you like to join the community and align your brand with The Lead Developer? Contact us for our 2020 sponsorship prospectus.

Premier Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Big Nerd Ranch

Talent Partner


Industry Partner


Industry Partner


Industry Partner

Work & Co

Gold Sponsors

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D&I Partner


Bronze Sponsors

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