Wednesday, August 21

10:30 am - 11:10 am

Imposter Syndrome - Why Did They Let Me Come Up Here and Talk to You?

Dynamic Stage


About the event

What am I doing here? All these people are so much smarter than me. They’ll find out I have no idea what I’m talking about. Why did they even let me do this in the first place? I should’ve just stayed at my last job. Sure, I hated it, but I knew how to do it. Sound familiar? You might have Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome is a very, very common issue that a lot of us face. In the ever-growing world of tech, it sometimes seems difficult to both get and keep up to speed on what’s going on in your company. Especially for those of us that are career-changers, the task sometimes seems even more daunting. In this talk, we’ll examine Imposter Syndrome and learn how to nip it in the bud! We’ll learn techniques for recognizing and squashing those imposter-y feelings before you let it take over your life and career.

Speakers

Megan Boczar

Megan has been a software developer since way back in November 2017. She worked a ton of customer service and admin jobs before finally jumping into a bootcamp at Grand Circus in Detroit. After landing a job as a dev in Ann Arbor, she took on a new passion for accessibility and good front end design. Megan currently works as a remote Salesforce Engineer for Pluralsight. She’s also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit called Tech-Inclusive, helping to give talented underrepresented folks the resources and encouragement they need to succeed in tech. When she's not coding, Megan enjoys playing board games, keeping up on Netflix, and attempting to read one book per week. Megan loves all manner of nerdy things Star Wars to Buffy to Dungeons and Dragons.