Past Meetup

Releasing the Imposter: Crossing the Confidence Gap from the Non-Technical World


The Advisory Board Company

2445 M St NW · Washington, DC

How to find us

Go to the lobby and ask Grace or ask for the DC Women in Agile meetup group

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Unfortunately our presenter Andrea had an emergency and she will not be able to speak on Wednesday. She is very disappointed, as she was really looking forward to the event. We will reschedule this event for a later date. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


Do you feel like a fraud? Not “tech” enough? Do you constantly compare yourself to others? Maybe you put on a front like you’ve got it all figured out, but you’re secretly scared that "fake it to make it” wouldn’t be good enough if people found out. Here’s the truth: you’re not alone. Impostor Syndrome happens when we feel inadequate, even when we’re shown evidence that we’re worthy. It’s an epidemic in the tech community, especially for those of us who come from non-technical backgrounds. In this talk, Andrea Goulet, Co-Founder and CEO of Corgibytes, a dev shop that focuses on modernizing codebases, will walk you through her sales-to-software career. You’ll learn specific strategies for owning your accomplishments, claiming your technical prowess, and propelling your journey into the technical world.


Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development shop dedicated to modernizing codebases. She speaks frequently about the challenges that come with being a woman in the software industry and enjoys hosting FreeCodeCamp events at her local co-working space. She loves watching her kids explore the world and is a sucker for a good physics documentary. You can recognize her by the JavaScript tattoo on her wrist.



6-6:30 Food, Drinks & Networking

6:30-7:15 Presentation

7:15 Q&A and Networking