As is always the case with great conferences, I leave with an even bigger reading list than I had pre-conference. The Lead Developer Conference in London this year was no exception.
Here are all the books that I managed to jot down that were mentioned during the talks, I am sure I missed some so if you were there and have different notes please let me know on Twitter.
All links are to UK versions of websites when appropriate, the majority are available worldwide in digital formats.
Each of the sections below are split between the various talks that included book references.
Patrick Kua – What I Wish I knew as a first time tech lead
- Continuous Delivery – Jez Humble, David Farley
- Lean Enterprise - Jez Humble, Joanne Moleskin, Barry O’Reilly
- The Retrospective Handbook – Patrick Kua
- Talking with Tech Leads – Patrick Kua
Heidi Waterhouse – Seven Righteous Fights & Melinda Seckington – How to Succeed at hiring without really trying
Dan North – How to make a Sandwich
Duretti Hirpa – How to get engineering teams to eat their vegetables
- Thanks for the feedback – Douglas Stone, Sheila Heen
- Smarter Faster Better – Charles Duhigg
- An Everyone Culture – Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey
- Super Better – Jane McGonigal
Michael Lopp – Leadership. By the Numbers
Yan Cui – Tour of Language Landscape
- Seven Languages in Seven Weeks – Bruce A Tate
- Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks – Bruce A Tate, Fred Daoud, Ian Dees, Jack Moffitt
Gil Zellner – How to not burn out your monitoring team
- Incident Response – Kenneth R. van Wyk, Richard Forno. This was actually shown as part of a joke – Gil pointed this out afterwards and has recommended these resources instead! The Antigragile Organization, The Phoenix Project, and Single Person of Failure