7:00-8:00 - informal drinks, snacks and chat
8:00-8:05 - welcome & group announcements
8:05-9:00 - talk: Imposter Syndrome: Am I Faking It? - Mark Bradley
Do you feel like you're faking it? like you don't feel good enough to do your job? Feeling like you've blagged your way through your career? Then like me and hundreds of others, you might be suffering from imposter syndrome. During my talk I am going to discuss what imposter syndrome is and how it feels. Then I'm going to talk you through why people suffer from it and how people overcome it.
This talk is based on both my personal experiences and those of others. By the end of it I hope you can identify if you are suffering from imposter syndrome and also create a team environment that helps to combat the feeling within your team mates.
Mark Bradley has worked in the software industry for over a decade, for both start ups and multinational companies. Mark is involved in the PHP Mentoring scheme and working on a mentoring program at work.
In his spare time Mark enjoys quiet evenings in the pub playing board games and spending time with his wife and children.
PHP London is a volunteer organised community group to promote knowledge sharing and best practice amongst PHP developers, web development and business professionals in London. Our regular monthly meeting is on the first Thursday of every month where PHP developers can get together for drinks, food, networking and hear a talk from other members of the group. In order to attend all you need is an interest in PHP.
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