Connect with a community of engineering leaders, hear motivational case studies, and gain fresh perspectives on how your peers are navigating the changing landscape of the tech industry today.

Conference themes
2024 programme

As the industry adapts to a new normal this year's content will focus on the following themes:

  • Navigating the non-boom market
  • Developing your reports and performance management
  • Maintaining reliability
  • Tackling build vs buy

Learn from top engineering leaders

Find out more about our confirmed speakers for 2024 with more to be announced soon!

David Yee The New York Times VP of Engineering
Mitra Raman MMEmpire Fractional CTO
Mica Alaniz Slack Engineering Manager
Iris Zhang Riot Games Manager, Software Engineering
NYC 23 - Audience
NYC 23 - Talks
NYC 23 - Connect

Network and learn from your peers

Make connections and share ideas with the most inspiring engineering leaders in the city of New York 

Presenting companies

  • slack
  • The New York Times
  • GitHub
  • Riot Games

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

Meet the LeadDev advisory board

New for 2024, we’ve assembled an expert advisory board to help better understand the challenges you face as an engineering leader on a daily basis. The advisory board will provide their experience to help steer the themes of the conference, think about the evergreen challenges you need help with, and the topics that are most relevant today.

Meri Williams Pleo CTO and Advisor
David Yee The New York Times VP of Engineering
Ines Sombra Fastly Vice President of Engineering
Pat Kua Seasoned Technology Leader
James Stanier Shopify Director of Engineering
Taylor Poindexter Spotify Engineering Manager
Anjuan Simmons Help Scout Engineering Coach
Tara Ellis Netflix Engineering Manager
Jasmine James Square Head of Developer Infrastructure for Devices Software Engineering
Addy Osmani Google Chrome Senior Staff Engineering Manager
Najla Elmachtoub Etsy Director of Engineering
Dan Blundell Gymshark Engineering Director
Javier Cardenete Morales Engineering Leader
Vaidehi Joshi Vimeo Engineering Manager
Jason Brewer
Frankie Nicoletti SoLo Funds VP of Engineering

LeadDev New York 2023 testimonials

"I really liked the sharing of real experiences shared by speakers and other attendees. I especially got a lot of use out of the insights in the shift from being an IC to a manager." 

Tony Garcia
Relay Therapeutics

"It was much more than I expected. I met very thoughtful people and each talk contained something actionable." 

Andre Chappelle
Think Company

"Today really focused on leadership and their teams. I was able to speak with people that are having a lot of the same issues that I had. I felt like the “forced” collaboration was great." 

Jeff Libusch
Tanagram Flex
David Yee

Meet your conference chair: David Yee

David Yee is VP of Engineering at the New York Times. As an engineering leader, he has built and scaled teams at both small and enormous companies in the worlds of journalism, music, and art—with an emphasis on product-oriented engineering and humane management.

His career has included roles as Chief Architect and co-founder at 20x200, co-founder and CTO at Editorially, and Engineering Director of Chorus at Vox Media.

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