Frequently Asked Questions

We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to The Lead Developer London 2018. If you’ve been to any of our conferences before, you'll know that you can expect brilliant content and a friendly atmosphere. If this is your first time joining us, you’re in for a treat!

We've gathered frequently asked questions to help you get the most out of your conference experience. If there's anything missing, please let us know.

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Our sponsors help make the conference possible - pay them a visit in our sponsor hall to find out what they’re up to. There are lots of awesome products to see, some of our sponsors also have SWAG and competitions for you to enter.


Where is the conference?

The conference takes place at the The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS. For help getting there, check out our location page or the venue's website. If you're in London just for the conference, take a look at the Visit London website for things to do.

What time should I arrive?

Registration will open at 8.30am on both days of the conference. Tea, coffee, pastries and yoghurt will be available in the morning before the first session.

What happens if I’m running late?

Don't worry if you are running late. Our staff will stay at the registration desk for most of the morning. We’ll let you slip into the auditorium quietly once we've given you your name badge.

Will food be provided?

Yes! A hot lunch is provided, plus tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Will you cater for my special dietary requirements?

Yes! There will be a vegetarian option available during lunch. If you have other requirements (e.g. allergies) and you didn't let us know when you registered for your ticket, please email [email protected]. During the conference, if you have requested a special meal other than vegetarian, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to help you.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes! The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. The lecture hall is fitted with a Hearing Loop, and we’ll be providing real-time audio captioning for all talks. Please do let us know about any access requirements that you have, if you haven’t already, by emailing [email protected]. It’s no trouble at all – we just need some advance notice to make sure you’re catered for.

Do I need to bring anything?

You won’t need to bring anything to get your badge on the day. Just give your name to our lovely registration staff and they’ll provide you with your conference pass. You’ll receive a printed schedule on the day but you can also.

Does the conference venue have wifi?

Absolutely, you can find details on your badge.

Are you recording the conference?

Yes! We’re recording all the talks and we’ll send you the links to the videos a couple of weeks after the conference, once they’ve been edited. We’ll also gather slides and link them from the talks page. Our photographer will be capturing moments throughout the conference. We’ll put these photos on Flickr and send you the link! If you don't want to be included in published photographs, please pick up a yellow lanyard at registration.

What time does everything finish?

The conference is due to finish at 5:15pm on Day 1 followed by a drinks reception until TIME. The conference will finish around 4:35pm on Day 2. Check out the schedule for up-to-date timings.

Can I attend a workshop?

We're running three workshops on 26 June: Be a brilliant people developer – Meri Williams, Hacking Agile – Brett Harned, and User Story Mapping – Adrian Howard. Check out the workshops page to find out more and to purchase tickets.

Who organises the conference?

The conference is organised by White October Events. We also organise SeleniumConf Chicago, Render Conf and AngularConnect.

Visit to see all our upcoming events.

Are there any extra sessions?

We're running a lunchtime session on both days of the conference. Grab some lunch and join us at 1:05pm-1:45pm outside the main auditorium.

Thursday 10 May – Creating a better web: A lunchtime meetup for people who run community groups or similar events focused on web technologies or those who are interested in doing so. This session is being hosted by Google Developers (Community, Diversity and Inclusion Sponsor).

Friday 11 May – Introduction to joining Code Club, by Dan Elwick. A 20-minute talk on how to get involved with Code Club.

Is there a drinks reception?

Yes! Stick around after the conference on Day 1 to chat to your fellow delegates, our speakers and sponsors. Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and FOOD will be provided.

Are you on Twitter?

Of course! Mention @theleaddev or use hashtag #LeadDevLondon to share your thoughts or ask us questions during the conference.

What is the barcode on my badge?

At the conference, you'll notice there’s a barcode on your delegate badge. Our sponsors may request your permission to scan your badge so they can get in touch with you after the conference to discuss their products and services. If you agree, the sponsor will receive the following information (if provided when registering your conference ticket): your name, email address, Twitter username, job role, company, company sector, and company size. By allowing our sponsor to scan your badge, you are giving them permission to request this information from us. Please note, we will not give your details to a sponsor unless you approve the request. You are able to unsubscribe from any communications you receive.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Absolutely, we take our Code of Conduct very seriously. You can read in full here. In short: all conference participants are expected to be respectful towards other attendees, speakers, organisers and staff, in person and online. If you feel uncomfortable with the behaviour of anyone at the conference, please let someone in a yellow staff t-shirt know. We will take your concerns seriously and take appropriate action. We reserve the right to ask people to leave if they act against the spirit of this code. If you don't feel comfortable raising concerns in-person, you can contact email or call/text Jo Lankester (Managing Director): [email protected] or +44 (0)7930 433 273.


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