What is Code Leaders?
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
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:
- VPs of Engineering
- Engineering managers
- Lead engineers
- Senior developers
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.
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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
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!
inventor "responsive Web design"
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite
founder Campaign Monitor
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
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.