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Would you like to join the community and align your brand with The Lead Developer? The conference is the perfect opportunity to engage with senior engineering teams looking for tools to help them work more efficiently and to ship higher quality products, connect with the rising stars in the industry to grow your own engineering team and raise your company profile and employer brand within the technical leadership community.

We love working with sponsors to find fun and creative ways to showcase your brand at our conferences. In the past, we've worked with brands below that include:

Past sponsors London 2020

Sponsoring The Lead Developer is a fantastic way to reach an audience of engaged technical leaders. Don't just take our word for it, here's what our previous sponsors said when we asked them about their experience?

Softwire: "The diversity and inclusion sponsorship is a perfect fit for us. We don’t usually sponsor conferences so to be able to have a direct impact on conference diversity is brilliant. The experience has been great and I will be recommending that we do it again next year."

Twitter: "Yes, great conversations, exposure for our teams, hiring and office. Our teams were very excited to be able to attend, as well as showcase their work and network."

Financial Times: "We would like to thank you for your support throughout the Lead Developer conference and partnership this year. We felt thoroughly supported as partners, the event was well organised and our diversity scholar guides had very high praise for the whole event."

Work & Co: "We were honored to sponsor this year’s event and learned a lot from conversations with attendees. The organization and programming of the event were both truly top-notch. We’ll definitely stay in touch about being involved in future events!"


Interested in getting involved or checking out the 2020 sponsorship opportunities? Please get in touch with our wonderful sponsorship team to discuss the opportunities that fit your business goals and budget.

Interested in getting involved or checking out the 2019 post-conference report? Please submit your details below and our sponsorship team will get in touch with you soon to find out more and discuss the opportunities that fit your business goals and budget.

2020 Sponsors


Premier Sponsor

Skyscanner is the world's travel search site, saving you time and money by finding the best travel options wherever you want to go. We are free and unbiased - over 80 million travellers around the world trust us each month to help them find the best flights, hotels and car hire. Our secret is in our self-built technology and global reach connecting you directly to everything the travel industry has to offer. Available online and through our popular app, we can help you find inspiration for your next trip as well as the best travel deals. Founded in 2003, we’re part of the Ctrip family and employ over 800 people across 11 global offices. Want to work for us? Check out our jobs site:

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Industry Partner

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is what’s happening and what people are talking about, all around the world. From breaking news and entertainment to sports and politics, from big events to everyday interests. If it's happening anywhere, it's happening first on Twitter. Twitter is where the full story unfolds with all the live commentary and where live events come to life unlike anywhere else. Twitter is available in more than 40 languages around the world. The service can be accessed at, on a variety of mobile devices and via SMS. For more information, visit or follow @twitter. For information on how to download the Twitter and Periscope apps, visit and

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Red Badger

Industry Partner

Everyone thinks technology is about design, build, delivery, optimisation, KPIs. But that’s not the case. Technology is about change. Not the zeros and ones. But the people, the culture and the impact it has on the world.

At Red Badger we believe you cannot build successful technology without simultaneously empowering people to embrace it. This requires change at every level.

Our commitment to solving the right thing in the right way, our focus on outcomes, not outputs and our continuous learning ethos, means we will transform organisations we work with – delivering value fast.

We work in cross-functional, co-located teams using Lean principles to deliver digital products that are effective and have an impact. Our Badgers enjoy solving complicated problems, moving quickly and producing work of quality. It’s how we grow, as people and as a business.

We're catalysts for change through people, culture and technology.

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Industry Partner

Duffel is the complete software platform to start, run and grow a travel business.

Whether you are an established travel agent or a startup with a game-changing idea, we've developed the most powerful and intuitive toolkit for travel so that you can focus on building first-class product experiences and delighting your customers.

Using our API, you can search, book and manage flights across 20+ NDC and non-NDC airlines. All through a single integration.

And if you don't want to code, our dashboard will give you access to the full power of our API, without having to write a single line of code.

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Industry Partner

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Talent Partner

Hired is a career marketplace that intelligently matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. We combine cutting-edge technology with unbiased career coaching so both talent and employers can find the right fit, faster. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers, competing opportunities and job details. This level of insight is unmatched, making the recruiting process quicker and more efficient than ever before.

Hired was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in the United States, Canada, France, and the UK. The company is backed by Lumia Capital, Sierra Ventures and other leading investors.

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Gold Sponsor

Retool is the fast way to build internal tools. We provide drag-and-drop building blocks and native database and API connections to give developers the components they need to build tools, instantly. Built by developers, for developers. Trusted by startups and Fortune 500s.

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Silver Sponsor

Datadog is a SaaS-based monitoring and analytics platform for large-scale applications and infrastructure. Combining real-time metrics from servers, containers, databases, and applications with end-to-end tracing and log management, Datadog delivers actionable alerts and powerful visualizations to provide full-stack observability. Datadog includes over 250 vendor-supported integrations and APM libraries for several languages.

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Silver Sponsor combines a robust, highly reliable hosting platform and modern tools that enable development teams to build, evolve, and scale applications faster and more efficiently—contributing to achieving departmental and organizational goals.

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