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Confessions from an Impostor

Confessions from an Impostor

You know what impostor syndrome is, right!? Most all of us have felt that nagging feeling that we're faking it and that we're sure to be found out by all the experts around us at any moment.

But before you go assuming this talk is the same ol' song and dance full of platitudes that encourage you to ignore that syndrome, let me clue you in on a little secret: there's no experts around you.

Impostorism is not a syndrome at all, it's a pragmatic mindset and perspective, one we should all embrace and be proud of. In fact, it's vital to us getting our jobs done.

Kyle Simpson
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June 16, 2022
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  1. Confessions From An Impostor kyle simpson

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  3. impostor: a person who practices deception under an assumed character,

    identity, or name. impostor: a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name.
  4. (mal) intent Frank Abagnale “Catch Me If You Can”

  5. impostor syndrome: a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts

    their skills, talents… fear of being exposed as a fraud. impostor syndrome: a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts their skills, talents… fear of being exposed as a fraud.
  6. impostor syndrome: a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts

    their skills, talents… fear of being exposed as a fraud. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor a psychologist.
  7. impostor syndrome: a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts

    their skills, talents… fear of being exposed as a fraud. Disclaimer #2: Disproportionately affects people from under-represented groups.
  8. impostor syndrome: a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts

    their skills, talents… fear of being exposed as a fraud. Disclaimer #3: Many others have better articulated helpful, insightful advice than I.
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  10. https://thelouisecurtis.medium.com/how-im-trying-to- combat-my-impostor-syndrome-48f0b4deb58 Louise Curtis: "Concert Impostor Syndrome" TEDx https://youtu.be/o0a4LOR3R0c

  11. "When I feel [impostor syndrome] start to bite, I know

    this means I’m passionate about something, and that I’m surrounded by the right people to help me improve…" "If you are feeling like an impostor, you’re probably in the best possible position to learn and grow — all you need to do is embrace the experience…"
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  15. impostor

  16. impostor actor imitator empiric empiric

  17. empiric: a person who relies solely on practical experience rather

    than on scientific principles. empiric: a person who relies solely on practical experience rather than on scientific principles.
  18. “I’m working on this _____ but it’s not good enough

    to show others yet.”
  19. If you wait until you’re an ‘expert’... …you waited too

    long.
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  21. algebraic topology manifold theory isotopy extension theorem

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  23. sometimes, do ing is the best way to learn

  24. it’s preferable to eventually understand how what you’re doing, works

  25. but don’t wait for full understanding to get started

  26. do learn

  27. professional impostor passionate enough to do early and often, patiently

    evolving observed experience into expertise, curious and willing to ask how
  28. https://impostor.ly #ImpostorProud #ImpostorNotASyndrome

  29. Confession Time

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  31. Web Design

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  33. https://dwordly.fun https://flashmath.cards

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  38. Color Mode Selector

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  41. Color Mode Selector

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  44. Color Mode Selector #384047 #384047 #999999 #e3e3e3

  45. Color Mode Selector #cccccc #384047 #b59f3b #b59f3b

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  54. Accessibility (A11Y)

  55. –Andreas Lopez

  56. WCAG 2.x Principles https://www.mightybytes.com/blog/web -content-accessibility-guidelines/

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  59. https://contrast-ratio.com

  60. Contrast: 2.62 Fails WCAG 2.0 / 2.1 Contrast: 3.97 Passes

    AA, barely Contrast: 3.8 Fails AA (text too small) Fails AA (text too small) Contrast: 1.85 Fails WCAG 2.0 / 2.1
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  63. EmpowR/PG A live-action + RPG game where players select differently

    abled characters to tackle different game objectives, during which players must actually use accessible technologies to play.
  64. Hi.

  65. THANK YOU! #ImpostorProud #ImpostorNotASyndrome kyle simpson