Feeling like a better developer - AKA overcoming impostor syndrome

Bca7defe7b8087d8e261d32b29cf425e?s=47 Joshua Paling
February 06, 2015

Feeling like a better developer - AKA overcoming impostor syndrome

This isn't a talk about becoming a better developer - you may be less in need of that than you think! This is a talk about feeling like a better developer. It's a talk about overcoming doubts that will hold you back both personally and professionally. It's a talk about feeling confident with your own ability, while working in one of the most complex, fast-paced, and ever-changing industries in the world.
(This talk was presented at Ruby Conf Australia, Melbourne, 2015)

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Joshua Paling

February 06, 2015
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  1. @joshuapaling JOSS

  2. None
  3. FEELING

  4. FEELING
 BETTER BECOMING
 BETTER

  5. None
  6. FEELING
 BETTER BECOMING
 BETTER

  7. FEELING
 BETTER BECOMING
 BETTER

  8. FEELING
 BETTER BECOMING
 BETTER

  9. FEELING
 BETTER BECOMING
 BETTER

  10. None
  11. MY STORY beginning & end

  12. None
  13. FREELANCER

  14. None
  15. MY STORY beginning & end

  16. IMPOSTER SYNDROME

  17. IMPOSTER SYNDROME

  18. REALITY

  19. IMPOSTER SYNDROME

  20. WHAT OTHERS KNOW

  21. Stop DDoSing GitHub

  22. IMPOSTER SYNDROME

  23. 70%

  24. 40%

  25. HIGH ACHIEVERS

  26. IT’S COMMON IN TECH

  27. WHY CARE?

  28. 1. HAPPINESS >

  29. 2. SELF- FULFILLING PROPHECY

  30. 3. HURTS HIRERS (recruiter)
 (but not one of our sponsors!)

  31. MY STORY the middle

  32. 1. I might not totally suck? 2. others doubt too.

  33. MY EPIPHANY

  34. MY ACCIDENTAL SHORT-LIVED SEMI-EPIPHANY

  35. LET’S FIX IT

  36. 1. TALK

  37. 2. TEACH

  38. OPINE 3.

  39. SOFT SKILLS 4.

  40. WORK WITH OTHERS 5.

  41. 6. WORK
 LIFE
 BALANCE

  42. AM I CURED?

  43. COMMIT NOW

  44. None
  45. I’ll tweet a link @joshuapaling