Web Directions Code Leaders 2020 Leading Engineering Teams

MelbourneJune 3rd 2020

Creating world class engineering teams and cultures

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

Find the conference pass for you

Code + Leaders Pass

  • Code conference

  • Code Leaders conference

  • Code conference video

  • Code Leaders conference video

  • $1,795 Early Bird
    (ends April 9)
  • $1,995 Middle Bird
    (ends May 15)
  • $2,195 Late Bird

Code Leaders Silver Pass

  • Code Leaders conference

  • Code Leaders video

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  • $795 Early Bird
    (ends April 9)
  • $895 Middle Bird
    (ends May 15)
  • $995 Late Bird

Code Leaders Classic Pass

  • Code Leaders conference

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  • $695 Early Bird
    (ends April 9)
  • $795 Middle Bird
    (ends May 15)
  • $895 Late Bird

Code Conference
4–5 June

  • 2 day conference.
  • Happy Hour (& ½)
  • Awesome conference coffee
  • Sensational catered breaks

Code Leaders
3 June

Our one day, fully catered Code Leaders conference

Code Conference Videos

All the Code conference presentations, captioned, transcribed and more

Code Leaders Conference Videos

All the Code Leaders conference presentations, captioned, transcribed and more

Find the conference pass for you

Code + Leaders Pass

  • Code conference

  • Code Leaders conference

  • Code conference video

  • Code Leaders conference video

  • $1,795 Early Bird
    (ends April 9)
  • $1,995 Middle Bird
    (ends May 15)
  • $2,195 Late Bird

Register Now

Code Leaders Silver Pass

  • Code Leaders conference

  • Code Leaders video

  • $795 Early Bird
    (ends April 9)
  • $895 Middle Bird
    (ends May 15)
  • $995 Late Bird

Register Now

Code Leaders Classic Pass

  • Code Leaders conference

  • $695 Early Bird
    (ends April 9)
  • $795 Middle Bird
    (ends May 15)
  • $895 Late Bird

Register Now

Code together

Inclusive pricing

We strive to make our events as affordable as possible, and so have a limited number of specially priced tickets for charitable Not For Profits and freelancers. If that's you, use the code nfp or freelance to get a Silver ticket for just $495.

Not sure if you qualify? Drop us a line, we try to be as generous as possible.

Our venue

Code Leaders 2020 will be held in the Pavilion at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne, right on the Yarra in Southbank.

The Pavilion,
Arts Centre Melbourne,
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Getting there:

With excellent public transport connections right outside, and Flinders Street Station right across the bridge, it's our best connected location yet.

Accommodation:

If you're coming from out of town, there are many hotel and serviced apartments style accomodation options in Southbank, and otherwise close by. We have for some time put our speakers up at the Quest Southbank Apartments, and stay there ourselves.

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 15 years brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, product managers 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're switching things up a bit for 2020 and beyond. We'll be organising a growing family of focussed online conferences, and our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit will take place in Sydney as soon as it is practicable in 2021 (all going well).

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

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for nearly 30 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 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.