Web Directions Code Leaders 2018 Leading Engineering Teams

MelbourneAugust 1st 2018

Leading engineering teams and their culture

What is Code Leaders?

Running in conjunction with our long standing, highly regarded Code Conference for front end engineers and JavaScript developers, Code Leaders focuses on what senior engineering decision makers need to know about right now.

As the things we build and the teams and organisations that build them become ever more complex, technical knowledge and capabilities simply aren't enough. Code Leaders is designed for engineering and development leaders, senior developers, lead engineers, engineering managers, CTOs. It doesn't matter so much what your role is called, if you're responsible for building and leading teams, and making strategic decisions about the technologies your company or organisations uses, Code Leaders is designed for you.

Code Leaders takes place over a single, intensive day, and features real world experts addressing key challenges of technology, leadership and developing, maintaining and growing great engineering teams.

Applicable real world knowledge

Tapping into the expertise of keynote speakers of Code, our front end engineering conference taking place the following two days, we'll cover key developments in front end engineering and beyond, from JavaScript and Node.js to performance, security and more. Leaders combines all this with sessions on creating, maintaining and growing a great team and inclusive, diverse cultures - and getting the most from your team.

speakers and audience

Who's it for?

Code Leaders is exclusively for engineering leaders, and those aspiring to step up to leadership roles within technology teams. It all takes place in an intimate environment of like-minded professionals with similar challenges and goals and designed for:

  • CTOs
  • VPs of Engineering
  • Engineering managers
  • Lead engineers
  • Senior developers

Code Conference

Code Leaders runs the day before Web Directions Code, our Front End development focussed running in Melbourne since 2012. Come to both to get both the high level architectural and strategic view of today's front end technologies and best practices at Code Leaders, along with deep dives into the specifics. Or send your team to Code, while you attend Code Leaders. In fact, we have a special offer to make that even better value.

Be the first to hear about 2018's lineup

Who's speaking this year? Signup to our event announcements mailing list to be the first to know, trust us, you'll not want to miss this. You'll also get the first chance to register, with the best offer.

Code Leaders Program

What happens on the day?

Leaders is not a day of lectures. Each session is structured to help you develop your understanding, enquire of the experts, share your experience with your peers, and learn from them around a specific aspect of the role of technology industry leadership.

We've deliberately limited numbers to ensure the greatest opportunity for participants to connect with one another, our leaders and invited experts. It's a day for minimum screen time, and maximum connection and communication.

Each session features two focused briefings from deeply experienced experts, the opportunity to discuss these issues with your peers, and a guided Q&A with the expert and a additional specially invited participants, themselves world leaders in their areas of expertise.

During the day you'll be seated with a group of fellow participants with a balance of experience as leaders. Each table will have a facilitator, someone with significant industry experience, and will have the opportunity to put questions to our expert speakers. Throughout the day there'll be the opportunity for every participant to develop their leadership abilities by facilitating post-briefing discussion among your group.

You'll also get the opportunity to connect with our leaders and invited experts during the day.

Praise for past Web Directions events

Phil Whitehouse
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse,
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi

Ethan Marcotte
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte,
inventor "responsive Web design"

Dave Greiner
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner,
founder Campaign Monitor

About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.

We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

In 2018, we'll be organising Design in Sydney Melbourne, Code and Code Leaders in Melbourne, and Web Directions Summit, AI and Culture in Sydney

vignettes form our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

Code of Conduct

For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.

As part of our commitment to these values, we've adopted a code of conduct for all involved: ourselves, our speakers, our partners and our audience.

If you have any concern or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.