Code of Conduct

The Lead Developer is a friendly conference where everyone should feel welcome, safe and comfortable to share ideas and engage in open discussion without the threat of intimidation or public humiliation. Please be respectful in person and on social media towards other delegates, speakers, organisers and staff.

We are committed to providing a harassment-free and inclusive conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants, speakers or staff in any form.

Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants who violate these rules may be expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organisers. Harassment includes but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. These policies apply in every space at the venue related to conference activity, and to all participants in every role.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by their t-shirts. We will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference, for example by providing escorts or contacting police should this be required.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

We have lovely delegates and trust that this code of conduct mirrors the views of the majority of our participants.

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Intercom

Platinum Sponsor

GoCD

Gold Plus Sponsor

eSynergy Solutions

Gold Sponsor

YLD

Gold Sponsor

N26

Gold Sponsor

Spotify

Gold Sponsor

Monzo

Gold Sponsor

Datadog

Gold Sponsor

OutSystems

Gold Sponsor

Yelp

Silver Sponsor

Government Digital Service

Silver Sponsor

Druthers Search

Silver Sponsor

ASOS

Silver Sponsor

Softwire

Diversity & Inclusion Sponsor

Financial Times

Diversity & Inclusion Sponsor

Sticker Mule

Bronze Sponsor

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