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What am I doing here? Examining and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30-8:30pm

Prerequisites: None

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 Impostor Syndrome and learn how to nip it in the bud! We’ll learn techniques for recognizing and squashing those impostor-y feelings before you let it take over your life and career.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER: 

Megan Boczar has been a software developer since way back in April. She graduated with a degree from the University of Michigan in anthropology with minors in museum studies and Polish language, literature, and culture. Since graduation, her passion for data took her around the outskirts of development for several years, before she finally jumped into a bootcamp at Grand Circus in Detroit.

When she’s not coding, Megan enjoys playing board games and spending time with her baby nephew, Walker. Megan, her husband Sean, and cat Sammy love all manner of nerdy things, from Star Wars to Buffy to Dungeons and Dragons.

HOSTED AND SPONSORED BY:

Atomic Object makes custom apps for the web, mobile phones, computers, and custom devices.  We help companies innovate and grow with products that are beautiful, reliable, and easy to use. Atomic is an employee-owned company with offices in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids.  More at atomicobject.com 

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Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Note: Your $5 admission fee is a direct donation to Girl Develop It scholarships. Receipts available upon request – please email [masked].

QUESTIONS? 

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