Hear from inspirational engineering leaders, exchange ideas with your peers and overcome a new set of leadership challenges to help you adapt to the changing tech landscape.

Conference themes
2023 programme

As the tech industry navigates some big shifts and changes, we are designing this year’s content to help.

  • Skills for leading in a downturn
  • Doing more with less
  • Preparation techniques for change
  • Crafting agile, ambitious and achievable workflows

Featured speakers

Get unparalleled access to industry leaders from around the world with decades of experience building industry-leading tools, products, and high-performing teams. More to be announced soon!

Pat Kua Seasoned Technology Leader
Smruti Patel Apollo GraphQL VP of Engineering
Shawn Ghandi Shopify Director of Engineering
Allison Malloy Shopify Director of Engineering
Indu Alagarsamy The New York Times Principal Engineer
Chris Jimenez Zenjob Director of Platform Engineering
Olalekan Elesin HRS Group Director Data Platform and Data Architect
Ben Murray Holland & Barrett Senior Engineering Manager
Giorgos Ampavis Tide VP of Engineering
Anna Leushchenko Tide Senior Staff Engineer
Sahana Carlsen Zip Engineering Manager
Lydia Seidlitz McKinsey Digital Technology Consultant
Birgitta Boeckeler Thoughtworks Principal Consultant
Marina Planells Guasch Cabify Engineering Manager
Joel Chippindale Monkey's Thumb Ltd. CTO Coach
Amy Roberts-Hoad Olio Engineering Manager
Dennie Declercq DDSoft President, Microsoft MVP
Nicky Thompson dxw Principal Technologist
Lutz Hühnken Upvest Head of Engineering
Anna Kurylo Red Hat Manager, Software Engineering
Ferit Topcu RedCare Pharmacy (formerly Shop-Apotheke) Senior Manager, Engineering Management
Avishag Sahar LinearB Engineering Team Lead
Bohdan Kit Tumblr (Automattic) Head of Product, Non-Ad Monetization
David LaMothe SumUp Engineering Manager
Charlie Beeson Technology Chief of Staff
Nikita Rathi Taxfix Engineering Manager
Sorrel Harriet Independent Learning Consultant
Maria Gomez Aguirre BCG Digital Ventures Vice President Engineering
Priyanka Syal BCG Digital Ventures Senior Engineer
Tristan Heal FanDuel Principal Software Engineer
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The LeadDev Experience

office hours

Chat with our speakers in Office Hours


The best-practice led talks chosen from 100s of proposals

no choice

Hear all of the best talks in a single track


Quiet spaces to relax and find calm

sponsor perks and swag

Sponsor perks and swag

live captioning

Live captioning of all talks


Networking with your peers

Sponsor solutions

Discover the latest dev tools in the exhibition hall


Get an additional day of tutoring, group roundtable training and discussion alongside the LeadDev conference with a workshop pass. Led by tutors with many years experience building high-performing teams and supporting leaders in their professional growth.

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Meet your peers from across the tech industry

Make connections and share ideas with the most progressive engineering leaders in Europe.

Presenting companies

  • Shopify logo
  • The New York Times
  • Accurx
  • Zenjob
  • Apollo
  • HRS Group

The Venue

LeadDev Berlin will be held at one of Berlin's biggest event locations, the Estrel Congress Center. Sit back and soak up all of the ideas on offer, then take time after the conference to explore the German capital, from its history to the famous Christmas markets.


Hear from past attendees on their experiences with LeadDev conferences

This was a truly amazing event, so welcoming and inclusive. I left feeling inspired and motivated.

Engineering manager

This was the most educational conference I've been to. Thank you for including a diverse set of speakers with a high bar for content. I took a lot away from this and it's making an immediate impact on how I approach my job as a lead dev.

Lead developer

Thank you thank you thank you! This was one of the most valuable conferences I have been to. I am already planning how to put what I heard into action.

Senior engineering manager
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Meet your conference chair: Pat Kua

Pat Kua is a seasoned technology leader with over 20 years of experience. His current mission is accelerating the growth of technical leaders through coaching, mentoring and training. He was the host of the sellout LeadDev Berlin conference last year and will return again this December to welcome a new set of speakers to the stage as they share their ideas and experiences.

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