Schedule

Lead Dev New York is a two-day, single-track conference for technical leaders – that means you can enjoy all the talks without missing any of the talks.

You'll also notice additional activities: Office Hours and Spotlight Stage. You'll have the opportunity to meet our speakers and get your questions answered during the informal Office Hours sessions. Or visit the Spotlight Stage for extra sessions from our sponsors. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Looking for our leadership workshops? They're taking place on April 6 & 9 – you can find out more here.

Tuesday, April 7

Main Track Office Hours Spotlight Stage
08:00

Registration & breakfast

Main Track 08:00 - 09:45

Office Hours 08:00 - 11:20

Spotlight Stage 08:00 - 11:20
09:45

Take your seats

Main Track 09:45 - 10:00
10:00

Welcome to the conference

Meri Williams

Meri Williams
Main Track 10:00 - 10:10
10:10

Tech Leads as gardeners: A practical approach for being a lead

Bryan Liles

Bryan Liles
Main Track 10:10 - 10:40
10:40

Harassers are nice to me

Sarah Milstein

Sarah Milstein
Main Track 10:40 - 10:50
10:50

Sunsetting legacy systems: a story by Netflix

Marek Kiszkis

Marek Kiszkis
Main Track 10:50 - 11:20
11:20

Morning break

Main Track 11:20 - 11:50

Office Hours

Swati Swoboda, Marek Kiszkis, Bryan Liles

Swati Swoboda
Marek Kiszkis
Bryan Liles
Office Hours 11:20 - 11:50

Spotlight: LaunchDarkly

Spotlight Stage 11:20 - 11:50
11:50

Building inclusion through effective moderation

DeeDee Lavinder

DeeDee Lavinder
Main Track 11:50 - 12:20

Office Hours 11:50 - 13:30

Spotlight Stage 11:50 - 13:30
12:20

Refactoring: Managing technical debt before it blows up in your face

Amanda Sopkin

Amanda Sopkin
Main Track 12:20 - 12:30
12:30

Game-changing: grassroots diversity in action

Jennie Lees

Jennie Lees
Main Track 12:30 - 13:00
13:00

Lunch

Main Track 13:00 - 14:20
13:30

Office Hours

Jennie Lees, DeeDee Lavinder, Amanda Sopkin

Jennie Lees
DeeDee Lavinder
Amanda Sopkin
Office Hours 13:30 - 14:00

Spotlight: Twitter

Spotlight Stage 13:30 - 14:00
14:00

Office Hours 14:00 - 15:30

Spotlight Stage 14:00 - 15:30
14:20

Good technical debt

Jon Thornton

Jon Thornton
Main Track 14:20 - 14:50
14:50

Commit Messages vs. Release Notes: they’re important, they’re not the same, and they’re not for you

Eva Parish

Eva Parish
Main Track 14:50 - 15:00
15:00

Growing junior engineers

Johnny Austin

Johnny Austin
Main Track 15:00 - 15:30
15:30

Afternoon break

Main Track 15:30 - 16:00

Office Hours

Jon Thornton, Johnny Austin, Eva Parish

Jon Thornton
Johnny Austin
Eva Parish
Office Hours 15:30 - 16:00

Spotlight: Big Nerd Ranch

Spotlight Stage 15:30 - 16:00
16:00

Nurturing a cross-cultural code review culture

Swati Swoboda

Swati Swoboda
Main Track 16:00 - 16:10

Office Hours 16:00 - 17:30

Spotlight Stage 16:00 - 17:30
16:10

The Test Pyramid demystified

Marilene Lourenço and Thayse Onofrio

Marilene Lourenço and Thayse Onofrio
Main Track 16:10 - 16:40
16:40

Self-portraits in JavaScript

George Mandis

George Mandis
Main Track 16:40 - 16:50
16:50

Myths engineers believe about being successful

Ronnie Chen

Ronnie Chen
Main Track 16:50 - 17:20
17:20

Day 1 wrap up

Meri Williams

Meri Williams
Main Track 17:20 - 17:30
17:30

Networking Mixer

Main Track 17:30 - 19:30

Office Hours

Marilene Lourenço and Thayse Onofrio, Ronnie Chen, George Mandis, Sarah Milstein

Marilene Lourenço and Thayse Onofrio
Ronnie Chen
George Mandis
Sarah Milstein
Office Hours 17:30 - 18:00

Spotlight Stage 17:30 - 19:30
18:00

Office Hours 18:00 - 19:30
19:30

End of Day 1

Main Track 19:30 - 19:30

End of Day 1

Office Hours 19:30 - 19:30

End of Day 1

Spotlight Stage 19:30 - 19:30

Wednesday, April 8

Main Track Office Hours Spotlight Stage
08:00

Breakfast

Main Track 08:00 - 09:00

Office Hours 08:00 - 10:20

Spotlight Stage 08:00 - 10:20
09:00

Welcome to Day 2

Meri Williams

Meri Williams
Main Track 09:00 - 09:10
09:10

Scaling your leadership mindset

Jessie Link and Joy Su

Jessie Link and Joy Su
Main Track 09:10 - 09:40
09:40

Creating a Culture of Observability

Alyson van Hardenberg and Alaina Valenzuela

Alyson van Hardenberg and Alaina Valenzuela
Main Track 09:40 - 09:50
09:50

Calling out a terrible on-call system

Molly Struve

Molly Struve
Main Track 09:50 - 10:20
10:20

Morning break

Main Track 10:20 - 10:50

Office Hours

Sebastian Duque, Ricardo Aravena, Molly Struve, Alyson van Hardenberg and Alaina Valenzuela, Jessie Link and Joy Su

Sebastian Duque
Ricardo Aravena
Molly Struve
Alyson van Hardenberg and Alaina Valenzuela
Jessie Link and Joy Su
Office Hours 10:20 - 10:50

Spotlight: Heroku

Spotlight Stage 10:20 - 10:50
10:50

Patching the hiring pipeline

Genevieve L'Esperance

Genevieve L'Esperance
Main Track 10:50 - 11:20

Office Hours 10:50 - 12:30

Spotlight Stage 10:50 - 12:30
11:20

Imposter strategies

Keiran King

Keiran King
Main Track 11:20 - 11:30
11:30

Why most technology migrations fail (and what we’ve learned along the way)

Saunak 'Jai' Chakrabarti and Jenni Lee

Saunak 'Jai' Chakrabarti and Jenni Lee
Main Track 11:30 - 12:00
12:00

Lunch

Main Track 12:00 - 13:10
12:30

Office Hours

Saunak 'Jai' Chakrabarti and Jenni Lee, Keiran King, Genevieve L'Esperance, Suz Hinton

Saunak 'Jai' Chakrabarti and Jenni Lee
Keiran King
Genevieve L'Esperance
Suz Hinton
Office Hours 12:30 - 13:00

Spotlight: Hired

Spotlight Stage 12:30 - 13:00
13:00

Office Hours 13:00 - 14:20

Spotlight Stage 13:00 - 14:20
13:10

Leading through rapid change and turnaround

Rachana Kumar

Rachana Kumar
Main Track 13:10 - 13:40
13:40

Stop playing detective: Use observability to tell a better story

Elizabeth Carretto

Elizabeth Carretto
Main Track 13:40 - 13:50
13:50

Blame, shame & panic - how not to respond when things go wrong

Jemma Bolland

Jemma Bolland
Main Track 13:50 - 14:20
14:20

Afternoon break

Main Track 14:20 - 14:50

Office Hours

Rachana Kumar, Jemma Bolland, Elizabeth Carretto

Rachana Kumar
Jemma Bolland
Elizabeth Carretto
Office Hours 14:20 - 14:50

Spotlight: Code Climate

Spotlight Stage 14:20 - 14:50
14:50

Bottom-up org change and evolution

Sebastian Duque

Sebastian Duque
Main Track 14:50 - 15:20

Office Hours 14:50 - 16:10

Spotlight Stage 14:50 - 16:10
15:20

Reliability and More, Prevent a 737max Crisis in Production

Ricardo Aravena

Ricardo Aravena
Main Track 15:20 - 15:30
15:30

On remaining an Individual Contributor

Suz Hinton

Suz Hinton
Main Track 15:30 - 16:00
16:00

Conference wrap up

Meri Williams

Meri Williams
Main Track 16:00 - 16:10
16:10

Conference close

Main Track 16:10 - 16:10

Conference close

Office Hours 16:10 - 16:10

Conference close

Spotlight Stage 16:10 - 16:10

Sponsors

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

Twitter

Platinum Sponsor

LaunchDarkly

Platinum Sponsor

Big Nerd Ranch

Talent Partner

Hired

Industry Partner

PepsiCo

Industry Partner

Target

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

D&I Partner

Salesforce

Bronze Sponsors

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