Every year we bring you more than just fantastic talks from our speakers...

Speaker office hours

Almost all of our confirmed speakers will be running 30 mins of speaker office hours throughout the conference, this is your chance for Q&A, you can ask questions about their talk or other topics. The sessions will run in the sponsor hall throughout the lunch and coffee breaks (Check out the office hours schedule here). No need to pre-book anything, just drop by for some advice from our speakers.

Sponsor prize draws

During the breaks you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with our great sponsors and enter their prize draws. There are lots of exciting ones, like Andela's raffling off BOSE noise-cancelling headphones and UnderArmour's giving away a pair of HOVR Running Shoes, so drop by their stand at the conference and find out more!


Do you know where you stand?

SkillsMap is giving you the chance to review your own capabilities as a technical leader so that you can identify opportunities for personal growth. Also, there is an upcoming webinar focused on developing Junior Engineers. Learn more


Pre-conference meetup

Indeed Engineering in partnership with Indeed Prime is hosting an evening meetup on December 5 to kick off The Lead Developer Austin. Both conference attendees and those in our community looking to learn about the challenges facing engineering managers of today are welcome! RSVP today

Pre-conference meetup - Indeed Engineering in partnership with Indeed Prime

After conference social

We’re hosting a drinks reception only a few blocks away at Parlor & Yard following the end of the conference. Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) will be provided. The reception will finish around 7.30pm. Please bring your conference badge with you for admission!

Any delegates celebrating Hanukkah are welcome to join a community menorah lighting led by Allison McMillan during the drinks reception at 6:30pm.


Are you looking to grow your engineering team, engage with the community and gain brand exposure?

The Lead Developer is the perfect opportunity to connect with hundreds of technicals leaders and senior developers. Please get in touch with Daisy Wort, Sponsorship Manager, to request a sponsor pack.


Premier Sponsor

Under Armour

Gold Sponsor

American Airlines

Gold Sponsor


Diversity, Inclusion and Community Sponsor

Athena Health

Diversity & Inclusion Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Austin Technology Council

Media Sponsor

Sticker Mule

Bronze Sponsor

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