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Your brain is out to get you

Your brain is out to get you

Imposter syndrome and other things that may affect you as a programmer. Knowing about them will help you succeed and help you not be a jerk.

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David Grandinetti

November 19, 2014
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  1. Your brain is out to get you David Grandinetti (imposter

    at large)
  2. Imposter Syndrome

  3. I have no idea what I'm doing

  4. A failure to internalize success

  5. Success = Luck Failure = My fault

  6. Programmers Academics Executives Athletes Parents

  7. Astronauts

  8. We may exacerbate this feeling...

  9. //FIXME: I have no idea how or why this works.

    — Every Programmer Ever
  10. Your code is fail

  11. git-blame

  12. git-praise https://github.com/ansman/git-praise

  13. Today I'm going to have you write malloc() — Interviewer

  14. The most effective technique to overcome impostor syndrome is to

    simply recognize that it exists. [citation needed]
  15. None
  16. Dunning–Kruger Effect

  17. If you’re incompetent, you can’t know you’re incompetent.

  18. …the skills you need to produce a right answer are

    exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is. — David Dunning
  19. 4 stages of competence Unconscious incompetence Conscious incompetence Conscious competence

    Unconscious competence
  20. I know that I know nothing. — Socrates

  21. Hanlon's razor

  22. Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by

    stupidity.
  23. Chat, Email, Pull Requests

  24. Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect http://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2014/04/03/impostor-syndrome/ https://github.com/ansman/git-praise https://travis-ci.org/CocoaPods/CocoaPods/pull_requests https://twitter.com/stevenfurtick/status/67981913746444288

  25. Images https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw5Fb7wIIAAGOqv.jpg http://awesomeuniverse.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Foto-Buzz-Aldrin-tirada-por- Neil-Armstrong-na-Lua.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bwei-8gCMAAQxja.png http://ericleads.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/whiteboard-code.jpg http://nephos.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/tacky-jesus.jpg