There’s no Imposters Here

Chris Laughlin

The google trend for imposter syndrome took a spike in December 2014, it wasn’t until mid 2017 that the topic reached peek in the tech industry. It is an indiscriminate force that affects all people in tech. Fueled by the constant bombardment of blog posts, tweets and new advancements in technology. Imposter syndrome can haunt someone throughout their career.

However “there are no imposters here” The tech community is actively working to remove barriers and provide inclusion for all. In these times we need to identify and stop imposter syndrome.

In this talk I will provide examples of imposter syndrome, providing methods to prevent this. Also look into the psychology of the syndrome and the affects it can have on the tech community.