Thanks for considering to the LeadDev Call for Proposals.

Our open CFPs can be found below with more details of the process, the support we provide and what topics we look for.

Do you have something to share? Have you found some secret magic in the way you’re working that your peers would benefit from? Or have you got something radically wrong and learnt from it?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We are a safe, welcoming space that wants all voices of the engineering leadership community to be heard. Whether it is your first ever live talk or your 50th article, we want to champion your ideas. 

If you have thought about writing an article for us, or giving a talk at a LeadDev conference, then read on to see what we’re looking for.


What subject should you focus on?

Our four main themes for Lead Dev are the following:

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.) 
  • Process  (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.) 
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)  


Who would you be writing for or speaking to?

Our audience consists of all senior engineering folk, from tech leads to VPs. They are consistently technical (across a very broad range of technologies and industries) with many line managing people in their organisations. It’s also important to note that some attendees have just been promoted, or are trying to figure out what skills they need to progress into a tech lead role.


What should it look like?

If you submit a proposal for an article and we select it, you will soon receive an editorial guide from us including information on the preferred word count, style, and formatting. So for now, all you need to write is a title and short description that explains the article’s content.


What we can offer?

If we choose your article for publication, we’ll offer all the support we can in the creation of your article. After a first draft has been handed in, it will be passed to our copywriting team who will work with you to ensure that your article is the best that it can be.

We also pay an honorarium of $250 to everyone who writes an article for our site.

LeadDev New York is back

After two years away, we'll be returning to New York on April 6 & 7, 2022!


About LeadDev

LeadDev New York is here to help engineering leaders become more effective in their roles. We do this by helping tech leads, engineering managers, staff engineers, and other senior leaders to master four key elements of their role: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. We hold events in London, San Francisco, Berlin - and will be joined by over 800+ incredible engineering leaders in New York!


Being a LeadDev speaker

Working with speakers is one of our favourite things about running LeadDev. We love to giving you the opportunity to share your stories and knowledge with our audience. As a speaker for the event, we'd also offer you:

  • A free ticket to the conference
  • A complimentary ticket to a LeadDev conference in 2023
  • 3 nights accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Economy travel expenses
  • $500 honorarium paid post-conference
  • Coverage of miscellaneous expenses
  • Professional speaker coaching if requested
  • Dedicated support from our team at all stages of your participation in the conference


What topics are we interested in?

LeadDev’s core focus is on four main themes: Team, Tech, Process, and Personal Development. We’ve detailed a bit about them below - but if you have an idea that doesn’t quite fit, let us know anyway! We reserve a few slots at every event for special wildcard talks!

  • Team (anything related to people management, inclusive & diverse environments, hiring & retention, challenging issues etc.)
  • Tech (anything related to new languages, frameworks & technologies, trends & changes, scaling, architecture etc.)
  • Process  (anything related to the way your team works, Agile & other delivery methods, maintaining a high-performing team etc.)
  • Personal Development (anything related to improving leadership skills, maintaining your mental health, adapting to a new role etc.)


Deadlines

The CFP will close on 13 December 2021 at 12:01am PST, 3:01am EST, 8:01am GMT. You will be notified no later than eight weeks after this date if you’re invited to speak. If you’ve purchased a ticket in the meantime, we will refund it if you’re invited as a speaker. The questions we ask are not shared beyond the programming committee.


Any questions?

Whip them over to content@leaddev.com

StaffPlus is launching in NY! 

We'll be tackling all of the challenges of technical leadership on April 5.


Welcome to StaffPlus

This year, and for the first time ever, we'll be debuting a conference specifically catered to senior individual contributors. The role of the Staff, Principal, and Distinguished engineer is a tough one - and requires as many leadership skills as the management track - and so why don't we provide leadership support to these roles?

We'll be tackling what it means to be a senior individual contributor in today's engineering landscape; thinking about navigating your role as a leader; how to frame your strategic thinking; how to bring your organisation up a level technically, how to roadmap, and more!


We’d love to hear about:

  • Leadership skills for senior ICs
  • Technical road mapping, planning, and long-term strategy
  • Influencing, mentoring and coaching
  • Tech, scaling, architecture, improving system performance and reliability


Before you submit

Before you send in your proposal, head over to our website and read our guidelines. There you'll learn what we provide you if your talk is chosen, what makes a successful submission, and the kinds of themes and topics that we're interested in.

Deadlines

The CFP will close on 13 December 2021 at 12:01am PST, 3:01am EST, 8:01am GMT. You will be notified no later than eight weeks after this date if you’re invited to speak. If you’ve purchased a ticket in the meantime, we will refund it if you’re invited as a speaker. The questions we ask are not shared beyond the programming committee.

Any questions?

Whip them over to content@leaddev.com

Lead Dev Meetup is coming to a city near you

We're so excited by the warmth and enthusiasm of the community at our conferences to help each other learn and grow in their roles as technical leaders. With so many members passionate about developing themselves and their teams, we wanted to give the community more opportunities to get together - and so we've created the Lead Dev Meetup.

We currently run quarterly meetups in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Austin, Tokyo, and Edinburgh - and will be expanding to more cities soon. Send over your talk proposal to be considered to speak for a meetup in your city. 

Never spoken before? Our meetups attract an intimate, extremely friendly audience - if you're wanting to start public speaking - this could be the place!

Before you submit

Before sending in your proposal, head over to our website and read our guidelines. There you'll learn what we provide you if your talk is chosen, what makes a successful submission, and the kinds of themes and topics that we're interested in.

Deadlines

This is an on-going application which will constantly be reviewed. You'll be contacted as and when we are programming for local meetups.

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