Hear about Impostor Syndrome from a software developer with a Psychology degree. In this talk, you will learn what Impostor Syndrome is, why it matters in today's workplace, and strategies for conquering it. You will learn ways to be an advocate for others in tech, from people who are just considering a career to long-time industry veterans. After listening to this talk, you will gain insights about yourself and your co-workers, and you will learn how to be a better person, employee, and advocate for others.
Ross Larson became a software developer through the nontraditional path of obtaining a double major in Psychology and French from Luther College. He later obtained a software development degree from Fox Valley Technical College. He works as a Software Developer for WTS Paradigm in Middleton, WI. He is a veteran of several hackathons, barcamps, and startup weekends. He enjoys retro video games, board games, the NFL Draft, creating obscure fantasy leagues, and making charts.
Location and Parking Info:
To park, enter the Visitor's Parking lot off of Hoffman St. (The Visitor's Parking Lot is labeled with a V on this map: http://madisoncollege.edu/files/users/CLWalker4/truaxparkingmap.pdf ). The parking code is: #5623 (you need to enter the "#" before the code). If you forget or don't get the code, just push the buzzer and let the attendant know you are attending the Madison PHP meeting). We will meet in the Health Education Building, which is the blue building labeled "C" on the map. We will be on the third floor in Room 309.