June 15 - 19, 2024
TechLead Conference
Online

TechLead Conference 2024

Event about leadership and seniority

Full remote ticket included with Multipass.

TechLead Conference is an online event for middle and senior software developers to get knowledge of how to become a tech lead of a team, how to grow professionally. The conference will be held on June 15 & 19.

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Charity Majors
Charity Majors
honeycomb.io, USA
Talk: Observability Is Due for a Version Change; Are You Ready for It?
Charity is the co-founder and CTO of [honeycomb.io](https://www.honeycomb.io/), the O.G. observability platform. She is the co-author of Observability Engineering and Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly), and has worked at companies like Parse, Facebook and Linden Lab. She loves free speech, free software and single malt scotch, and writes about startups, technology and leadership at [charity.wtf](https://charity.wtf/) and [twitter.com/mipsytipsy](https://twitter.com/mipsytipsy).
James Q Quick
James Q Quick
Learn Build Teach LLC, USA
Talk: Maximizing Your Potential in Tech Interviews: The Three Cs to Success
James is a JS Developer, Keynote Speaker, and Content Creator whose passion for teaching has impacted hundreds of thousands of developers across the world. With 10+ years of Software Development and Developer Advocacy experience, he brings deep technical knowledge as well as a proven ability to communicate across levels of understanding and experience to impact a broad audience of developers. In his spare time, he runs a thriving Discord community called Learn Build Teach, plays co-ed soccer with his wife, and can solve a Rubik's cube in under a minute.
Rachel Nabors
Rachel Nabors
DevX consultant, USA
Talk: Managing Ourselves Managing Each Other
Rachel Nabors has spearheaded developer education at FAANG companies like Amazon and startups like Clerk and participated in web standards and open source with Mozilla, the W3C, and Microsoft. They have built award-winning dev portals for React and React Native with the core teams at Meta. They are currently roaming the world, working on opensource projects that teach the world to code from their home base in London.
Adrian Hajdin
Adrian Hajdin
JS Mastery, Croatia
Talk: Content Creation for Developers
Seasoned software engineer, educator, and a GitHub star passionate about technical education. I enjoy making learning simple through hands-on teaching and a project-based approach. Five years ago, I started the JavaScript Mastery YouTube channel, which became one of the largest technical education YouTube channels for intermediate to advanced developers in the JavaScript ecosystem.
Anna J McDougall
Anna J McDougall
Director of Engineering, Germany
Talk: How to Turn Engineering Work into a Promotion
Anna McDougall grew up in Sydney, Australia, and moved to Germany in 2015 to pursue a career as an opera singer. At 32, she rediscovered her love for code and technology and made the switch to software engineering. She quickly discovered her mix of technical and social skills made her perfect for technical leadership, and she now works as Director, Product and Engineering (Projects and Organisation) for the tech subsidiary of Europe's largest media publisher, Axel Springer National Media & Tech, based in Berlin, Germany. Anna has helped hundreds of career changers pursue new careers in tech, with her book "You Belong in Tech: How to Go from Zero Programming Knowledge to Hired" quickly hitting #1 on Amazon for Career Guide New Releases in July 2022. In 2023, she delivered her TEDx Talk for the Technical University of Berlin, titled "Finding and Proving Your Value as a Career Changer".
Swizec Teller
Swizec Teller
Tia, USA
Talk: Scaling Fast – Engineering Lessons From ~15 Years of Tech Startups
Swizec is a software engineer, author, and conference speaker. He's published books on modern web technologies, data visualization, and productivity, and has trained engineering teams at companies big and small. He’s on a mission to distill 20 years of tacit experience into actionable steps.
 Vanessa Raath
Vanessa Raath
The Talent Hunter, South Africa
Talk: Refactoring Mindsets: Prioritizing Mental Health in Software Development
Vanessa is globally renowned for her contributions to the international Sourcing Community. She has delivered keynotes across three continents and trained teams from Auckland to Seattle. Vanessa launched her Talent Sourcing Training business in early 2019 and has not looked back. She is a qualified teacher with experience in agency recruiting and internal talent acquisition (she loved both roles!). She now gets to combine her love of empowering others to do better, with her passion for recruiting through her own Online Academy. She loves it when her training delegates experience that ‘light bulb’ moment as she knows that she has just changed someone’s career, for the better. When Vanessa is not doing research for her training, recording content, or delivering a Keynote, you can find her at the Beach or in the South African Bushveld, taking photographs.
Bassem Dghaidi
Bassem Dghaidi
GitHub, Netherlands
Talk: Adapting to the Future of Work in Tech
Bassem Dghaidi enjoys solving hard problems in internet scale distributed systems and takes pride in abolishing organisational inefficiencies and adopting a cross-disciplined approach to problem solving. Bassem is a Senior Software Engineer at GitHub, where he is currently focused on building the next generation of GitHub Actions. With a career spanning over 15 years, Bassem worked across various industries, including TechEd, car manufacturing, FinTech, transportation and logistics. In a previous role, Bassem worked closely with some of the largest corporate customers and Fortune 500 companies as a trusted advisor. He helped these enterprises optimise their software development lifecycle and adopt DevOps best practices. Apart from his work at GitHub, Bassem is passionate about empowering the next generation of technologists. He was a founding member of SE Factory, a technical career accelerator that has become Lebanon’s leading training program for aspiring software engineers. Bassem is also an active podcaster and content creator sharing his technical and career-related insights on major social media platforms.
Tara Z. Manicsic
Tara Z. Manicsic
Netlify, USA
Talk: So You’re The New EM
Tara Z. Manicsic has spent her career using JavaScript on both back-end and front-end to try to help make coding the web a happy place for devs. She is currently working to bring Angular into the Jamstack at Netlify as a Developer Experience Engineer. As an international technical speaker and workshop leader, she conveys all she has learned while delivering horrible jokes. Tara is a lifelong student, teacher, and maker (crafts, IoT projects, tiny humans, and more). She lives in a house down by the river and hopes to meet you soon!
Krasimir Tsonev
Krasimir Tsonev
Antidote.me, Bulgaria
Talk: The Art of Interviewing People or How to Identify Senior Talent
Krasimir Tsonev is a coder with over 15 years of experience in web development. Author of books on JavaScript he works at Antidote.me where he helps people reaching clinical trials. Loves React and its ecosystem.
Braydon Coyer
Braydon Coyer
LogicGate, USA
Talk: The Power of a Second Brain in a Developer's Workflow
Braydon Coyer is a Senior Frontend Engineer at LogicGate where he helps build a GRC automated platform. He is a creative developer, a blogger and a designer. His mission is to translate user-focussed designs into pixel-perfect websites or applications that run blazing fast. He lives in Texas with his wife and two daughters.
Theodore Vorillas
Theodore Vorillas
Proximity, Greece
Talk: The Cats are Fighting Back
Theodore Vorillas is a software engineer with a focus on JavaScript development. As an independent developer, he works on exploring various aspects of software creation, delving into the realms of IoT, human interaction, and ethical software building.
Naz Delam
Naz Delam
LinkedIn, USA
Talk: Career Planning & Growth: TBA
Naz is a software engineering manager at LinkedIn and Technology Career Coach. She is passionate about UI Engineering, Career Development, and growth skills. Before LinkedIn, she worked at Netflix, leading Animation teams and in the Finance industry as a Software Architect. Naz is dedicated to advancing and growing the careers of many engineers across the world 🌎 . She is an active Career Coach on MentorCruise. She also volunteers with Hour of Code, teaching high school girls how to code, and serves as a member of MentorCruise and BuiltByGirls to coach engineers. You’ll likely find her exploring the world 🌱, playing games, or curled up with a good book and coffee when she's not working. 📚☕
Lirone Glikman
Lirone Glikman
The Human Factor by LG, France
Talk: The Art of Influence: Empowering Developers' Team Collaboration
Lirone Glikman is an International Keynote Speaker, thought leader specializing in Networking and Personal Branding, and a Global Business Development Consultant for tech companies. She has been working with developers for over a decade and very passionate about helping others succeed through her methodologies.
Abbey Perini
Abbey Perini
Nexcor, USA
Talk: Cognitive Load and Your Development Environment
Abbey Perini is many things - a metro Atlanta native, a person of many hobbies, and a full-stack web developer. She loves blogging about fun and useful things about programming. You can find her work and ways to connect with her at [abbeyperini.dev](https://abbeyperini.dev).
 Lindsey Simon
Lindsey Simon
Vercel, USA
Talk: Conducting Interviews and Interviewing in the Age of AI Tools
Lindsey Simon is the VP of Engineering at Vercel. Making the Web faster has been his lifelong career ambition. Prior to Vercel, Lindsey spent seven years at Google, where he helped launch App Engine as an original core team member, and worked as a tech lead on the Google Translate and Web Performance teams. Lindsey has lived in San Francisco for the past 15 years, and his creative hobbies (beyond coding) include writing music and hunting for wild mushrooms.
Paolo Insogna
Paolo Insogna
Platformatic, Italy
Talk: Love Your Maintainers
Node.js TSC Member, Principal Engineer at Platformatic, Polyglot Developer. RPG and LARP addicted and nerd on lot more. Surrounded by lovely chubby cats.
Johnny Fekete
Johnny Fekete
Bonboarding, Spain
Talk: Rebooting Joy: Harnessing Playfulness and Hobbies to Redefine Work in the Tech World
"Johnny is a seasoned full stack developer with 16+ years of web development experience, building his startup, Bonboarding. He thrives on tackling complex tasks that require out-of-the-box thinking, and enjoys finding creative solutions. His passion for early-stage projects is fueled by his belief in the transformative power of technology and his drive to constantly push the envelope."
Anemari Fiser
Anemari Fiser
Global Women Tech Leaders, Spain
Talk: Tech Leadership Is More About People Than Tech
Anemari Fiser is a seasoned Engineering Leader and Certified Career Coach, recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice and the Spain Country Director at Global Women Tech Leaders. With a decade of diverse roles in the tech industry, from Software Engineer to Product Director, she is now a solopreneur utilising her technical and leadership expertise to help others level up their tech careers. In the past 3 years, Anemari has helped over 500 people launch and advance to leadership positions and trained over 150 Tech Leads in building high-performing teams. Her influence extends to a 20,000+ strong tech professional community on LinkedIn and 3,000+ readers of her bi-weekly newsletter, “Level up as a Tech Lead”.
Richard Donovan
Richard Donovan
RD Coached, UK
Talk: Mindset: You vs Your AI
Mindset and Wellbeing Coach to the Software Engineering Industry Richard is self-taught and has over 24 years experience working as a Software Engineer, Tech Lead, Engineering Manager and Software Architect. Feeling the need to contribute more than just lines of code to the software engineering industry, Richard trained to become a mindset coach and personal trainer to help software engineers protect their wellbeing and mental health, which is vital for success in our industry.
Anton Kazakov
Anton Kazakov
Canonical, Germany
Mentorship available
Talk: Tiny Things That Throw You Into Chaos: Engineering Leader’s Way Out of Daily Havoc
Anton is an Engineering Director at Canonical (the publisher of Ubuntu). He's built and scaled teams, shaped tech organisations in the SaaS and B2C worlds. He has a passion for systemic approaches and helping people thrive and grow. He mentors other tech leaders helping their leadership journey go more quickly and smoothly. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, mountain skiing, and family time.
Rita Castro
Rita Castro
Volkswagen Digital Solutions | SDC Lisbon, Portugal
Mentorship available
Talk: The Entanglement of Concerns between People and Software Development
Software Engineer that used to build stand alone applications for data processing and mission planning systems turned into a Full-Stack Developer working with Test Driven Development, XP and Pair Programming. Also a Mom now.
James Haworth Wheatman
James Haworth Wheatman
Theodo UK, UK
Talk: Not Your Everyday Tech Lead: What Does It Mean To Be TL in a Lean Software Company?
James is a Tech Lead on full-stack web and mobile applications at Theodo UK, a Lean Software Consultancy in London. As a consultant, he has built and deployed apps to production and led teams within many sectors, from green tech, to insurance, to finance, working within start-up teams building a business from the ground up or within multinational organisations. James is currently thinking about Tech Quality, Training, and Leadership within the Software Engineering world and plays the keyboard in a work band.
Lean Vilas
Lean Vilas
SWE Mentor & Coach, Germany
Talk: Listen Better, Lead Better
Lean is a lead software engineer, communication advocate, and coach. He enjoys breaking the rules of the status quo, by finding new ways of doing things and lighting a spark in someone's eyes. He loves his family, friends, and craft beer 🍺❤️ If you want to know more about him and how he interacts with people, you should check his personal user manual at https://utopian-milk-855.notion.site/Lean-Vilas-Personal-User-Manual-2b62091ec3dd40939ad10688def5e91d
Lena Reinhard
Lena Reinhard
Executive & Leadership Coach, Germany
Talk: From Business Buzzwords to Meaningful Change: Measuring and Improving Engineering Productivity
Lena Reinhard (Website, LinkedIn) is an engineering leadership coach, mentor, and organizational developer supporting technology leaders in growing themselves and succeeding in the complexity of engineering organizations. Previously, Lena served as VP Engineering with CircleCI and Travis CI, and a SaaS startup co-founder & CEO, and has dedicated her career to helping leaders and their organizations excel in times of high change and challenging markets. She has worked with a broad variety of companies at all stages, from startups pre-founding and bootstrapped, scale-ups, to late-stage/pre-IPO and VC-funded ventures, to corporations and NGOs. Find her writing on leadership and more about her work at lenareinhard.com.
Mateus Paulino
Mateus Paulino
QuintoAndar, Brazil
Talk: From Chaos to Clarity: Leveraging RFCs in High-Performance Environments
Tech Lead and Senior Software Engineer with 12+ years' experience, believes that collaboration changes every game. Holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
Michał Michalczuk
Michał Michalczuk
Tektit Consulting, Poland
Talk: From Senior Developer to Manager and Back: The Journey of Returning to Coding
Senior Software Engineer and consultant in Tektit Consulting. IT trainer at Infoshare Academy. Previously worked on Jira Cloud and Atlassian Forge. He talks and records stuff on Front-end and WebDevelopment related stuff.