Succeeding as an Introvert

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Dunckelfeld - Digitalagentur

Krefelder Str. 18a · Köln

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You can best get here taking a short walk (~3-5min) from the train station Cologne Hansaring. Parking is available via the car park at Mediapark which is also just a few minutes away. Free parking spaces can be found at the Merheimer Platz (~10min).

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To further build our community around Cologne we are establishing the Think About! Stammtisch. Join us for great and healthy food with drinks, interesting talks and wonderful attendees.

Join us for the talk "Succeeding as an Introvert" by Elizabeth Zagroba.


18:30 – Opening Doors & Food
19:00 – Talk
20:00 – Q&A
21:00 – Drinks & fun


You’re an introvert. You do your best work when you can think a problem through alone in a quiet space. You express yourself better in writing or when you have a heads up before a meeting.

But your company is cool! So your office resembles a sweatshop: large rows of desks squished into a concrete room with minimal sound deadening. And you company culture encourages team work! So anyone can call you or stop by your desk with immediate requests of varying levels of emergency. You’re always being put on the spot, only later to think of who would be best qualified to answer the question, what a better solution might be, or where an inefficiency could be eliminated.

In my talk, I'll frame my learnings from Quiet by Susan Cain and Introvert Power by Laurie Helgoe with personal experiences about how to function effectively in offices unfriendly to introverts. I'll explore how American culture rewards those who speak the most over those who have something to say.



Elizabeth tests software at Mendix in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She was the keynote speaker at Let’s Test in South Africa in 2018, and she’s spoken at Agile Testing Days’ and other conferences in North America and Europe. Her article about mind maps became one of the most viewed on Ministry of Testing Dojo in 2017. You can find Elizabeth on the internet on Twitter and Medium.





Think About! is a tech community which focuses not only on technology but also on design and their social impact. It creates a safe and inspirational space for everyone, and we really mean everyone.

Our belief is that society needs diversity in order to continue a healthy and critical dialogue. For this reason, we want to bring together diverse individuals and enable them to challenge themselves and each other.




DUNCKELFELD is one of the leading independent full-service agencies for digital communication in Germany. We help brands and companies to solve the most diverse challenges of the digital age.


This meetup will take place in the beautiful MALZFABRIK.

The MALZFABRIK is located in the midst of the Agnesviertel in a rather inconspicuous inner yard towards the Krefelder Straße 18a.