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WordCamp Auckland: I'm an imposter because...

WordCamp Auckland: I'm an imposter because...

Imposter Syndrome. It’s not new and anyone can get it, be they royalty, an American founding father or – in modern times – web professionals of all stages in their career and of all disciplines.

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Peter Wilson

March 12, 2017
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  1. I’m an imposter because… Peter Wilson • @pwcc • peterwilson.cc

  2. Imposter Syndrome Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or

    fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud". –Wikipedia
  3. Imposter Syndrome Impostor syndrome is that internal voice telling you

    that despite objective success, in fact, you’re shit at your job. –Peter Wilson
  4. Loaded with superabundant talent, [he] was a mass of insecurities

    that he usually kept well hidden. He always had to fight the residual sadness of the driven man, the unspoken melancholy of the prodigy. –Ron Chernow
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  6. Photo: Joan Marcus

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  9. Photo: @WCEurope

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  14. You are a real developer.

  15. You’re not a good developer.

  16. You’re not a good developer I see myself as a

    front end developer who knows enough back end
 to be dangerous. –Peter Wilson
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  19. Hello World

  20. flic.kr/p/9h2dWR

  21. flic.kr/p/oA9xdT

  22. flic.kr/p/niwAQi

  23. My inner monologue is a real bastard.

  24. Managing the imposter

  25. clearleft.com

  26. Jeremy Keith

  27. An expectation of learning

  28. An expectation of ignorance

  29. Jeremy Keith

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  35. Hello my name is Jon, I'm the Android lead at

    Phunware. I can't read an input stream without copying and pasting code from stack overflow. Jon F Hancock @JonFHancock 5:02 AM - 27 Feb 2017
  36. Hello my name is Jon, I'm the Android lead at

    Phunware. I can't read an input stream without copying and pasting code from stack overflow. ♥ Jon F Hancock @JonFHancock 5:02 AM - 27 Feb 2017
  37. Never feel like an imposter again

  38. Never feel like an imposter again Terms and conditions apply.

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  41. See, that’s what happens when you up against the ruffians


    We in the shit now, somebody gotta shovel it! Hercules Mulligan, I need no introduction
 When you knock me down I get the fuck back up again! –Hercules Mulligan (Hamilton the Musical)
  42. Be a ruffian

  43. Be a ruffian Get the fuck back up again

  44. Suppose … a deep disbelief in myself, forced me to

    do a magic to bring up to the surface a thing I know anyway? Does that make any sense to you? –Samuel Hamilton (East of Eden)
  45. Suppose … a deep disbelief in myself, forced me to

    do a magic to bring up to the surface a thing I know anyway? Does that make any sense to you? –Samuel Hamilton (East of Eden)
  46. Thank you Peter Wilson • @pwcc • peterwilson.cc ruffian

  47. Discussion Peter Wilson • @pwcc • peterwilson.cc ruffian