Own Who You Are: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

By Valarie Regas

Talk Abstract

Imposter syndrome: a global problem in the sphere of technology. What causes it? How do we stop succumbing to it and thrive in our careers?

Together, we’ll explore myriad paths towards being the developers we probably already are, but imposter syndrome tells us we’ll never be.

Talk Description

Imposter syndrome: a global problem in the sphere of technology. What causes it? How do we stop succumbing to it and thrive in our careers?

How can we assess our strengths and weaknesses in a fair, objective manner, when that voice in the back of our head is telling us we don’t belong?

Together, we’ll explore myriad paths towards being the developers we probably already are, but imposter syndrome tells us we’ll never be.

Notes

The session requires only the ability to share slides. This talk appeals to a wide audience, in that we all struggle with imposter syndrome, regardless of where we are in our careers. This is not just a “feel good” session; I delve in to when it is appropriate to recognize shortcomings, and how to overcome them without beating oneself up.