‘Impostor Syndrome’ Videos

  • Luc Princen: An Imposters Journey Through “Real” Development

    Luc Princen: An Imposters Journey Through “Real” Development

    WordCamp Utrecht 2017Speaker: Luc Princen

    January 4, 2018 — As a self-taught developer you’ve undoubtedly encountered many gaps in your knowledge. Gaps that people with computer-science degrees fill, not with the practical stuff, but with the theoratical stuff. The stuff that people like to talk about as “real development”.

    In this talk we’ll explore how self-taught developers, can overcome some of these gaps and fight off that age-old enemy known as “imposter syndrome”.

  • Ian Wilson, Mike Hale: Imposter Syndrome

    Ian Wilson, Mike Hale: Imposter Syndrome

    WordCamp Jackson 2017Speakers: Ian Wilson, Mike Hale

    December 6, 2017 — “I’m a total fraud, and it’s just a matter of time before everyone finds out.” That little voice in our heads saying that is just Impostor Syndrome- An all too common problem in the WordPress community. Impostor Syndrome prevents us from recognizing our own achievements. In this session, you’ll learn how to recognize it, why it keeps you from realizing your potential, and how to keep it from holding you back.

  • Beth Downey: Impostor Syndrome

    Beth Downey: Impostor Syndrome

    WordCamp Nashville 2016Speaker: Beth Downey

    March 15, 2017 — Imposter Syndrome affects people across all ages, genders and vocations. A high rate of people in tech experience imposter syndrome as they progress their skillsets and have few to no coping mechanisms in which to overcome feelings of inadequacy. Rough outline: What is imposter syndrome? My own journey. Famous “imposters” Why you aren’t less than. How to overcome feeling like a fraud.

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  • Tessa Needham Synnott: How To Embrace Your WordPress Mediocrity

    Tessa Needham Synnott: How To Embrace Your WordPress Mediocrity

    WordCamp US 2016Speaker: Tessa Needham Synnott

    December 19, 2016 — You’ll never know everything about WordPress. But you probably know something that other people don’t, and you know it in your own unique way.

    So get over your impostor syndrome, and create something with WordPress by being yourself, giving back, and embracing your mediocrity!

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  • Karin Taliga: Hur du övervinner känslan av att vara en bluff

    Karin Taliga: Hur du övervinner känslan av att vara en bluff

    WordCamp Stockholm 2016Speaker: Karin Taliga

    December 7, 2016 — Har dina framgångar egentligen bara varit tur? Du har varit på rätt plats vid rätt tillfälle och träffat rätt människor? Andra människor tror att du är skicklig och kompetent, men när som helst kommer de att genomskåda dig. Egentligen har du ingen aning om vad du håller på med. Du är en bedragare som inte borde vara här. Känns tankegången igen? Du är inte ensam. Dessa tankar hör ihop med bluffsyndromet och motsvarar sällan verkligheten. Lär dig känna igen bluff-tankarna och vad du kan göra för att motverka dem.

  • Karin Taliga: Hur du övervinner känslan av att vara en bluff

    Karin Taliga: Hur du övervinner känslan av att vara en bluff

    WordCamp Stockholm 2016Speaker: Karin Taliga

    December 4, 2016 — Har dina framgångar egentligen bara varit tur? Du har varit på rätt plats vid rätt tillfälle och träffat rätt människor? Andra människor tror att du är skicklig och kompetent, men när som helst kommer de att genomskåda dig. Egentligen har du ingen aning om vad du håller på med. Du är en bedragare som inte borde vara här. Känns tankegången igen? Du är inte ensam. Dessa tankar hör ihop med bluffsyndromet och motsvarar sällan verkligheten. Lär dig känna igen bluff-tankarna och vad du kan göra för att motverka dem.

  • Sonja Leix: My friend the Impostor Syndrome

    Sonja Leix: My friend the Impostor Syndrome

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Sonja Leix

    July 3, 2016 — Have you ever compared yourself to other designers / developers and felt like you’re not in their league?

    Do you write code, but wouldn’t dare to call yourself a developer?

    Do you shy away from contributing or publishing your code / designs / projects openly, because you’re worried you’re not good enough?

    At WordCamps, are you afraid to ask “stupid” questions or admit if you don’t understand something?

    Yes?!

    Congrats, you’re suffering from Impostor Syndrome.

    Most of us do, but not many talk about it!

    I’d like to share my struggles with it and how I’m overcoming it. And so can you!

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  • Peter Wilson, Dee Teal and Gary Pendergast: I’m an Impostor Because...

    Peter Wilson, Dee Teal and Gary Pendergast: I’m an Impostor Because…

    WordPress Developer Meetup MelbourneSpeakers: Peter Wilson, Dee Teal, Gary Pendergast

    August 20, 2015 — If there is always someone more qualified than you, more deserving of higher rates, and more of an expert; there is a good chance you have imposter syndrome. That’s okay, we all do.

    We got together a seriously good line-up and the WordPress Melbourne meetup to talk about imposter syndrome, what it is and – more usefully – how to beat it.

    This screencast features the voices of Peter Wilson (peterwilson.cc), Dee Teal (thewebprincess.com) and Gary Pendergast (pento.net).

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  • Panel: Fight Impostor Syndrome

    Panel: Fight Impostor Syndrome

    WordCamp Columbus 2015Speakers: Drew Jaynes, Steve Grunwell, Angela Bergmann, Rich Robinkoff

    August 17, 2015 — If you’ve ever felt as if you’re “not good enough” to be part of a team, or you feel your success is owed more to luck than hard work and talent, you’ve likely dealt first-hand with Impostor Syndrome. It’s a common affliction, especially in the world of software, but if left untreated it can interfere with career advancement, wreck your personal life, or lead to total burn-out.

    This panel is meant to be an open and honest conversation about Impostor Syndrome, how it affects all of us, and what we can do to combat it. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of Impostor Syndrome and tips that they can use to fight it. Audience participation is encouraged; after all, we’re all in this together.

    Participating in this panel are:

    Angela Bergmann – Developer and Speaker
    Drew Jaynes – Web Engineer at 10up, WordPress 4.2 Release Lead
    Rich Robinkoff – Web Development Faculty
    Steve Grunwell – Senior Web Engineer at 10up

  • Panel: Fight Impostor Syndrome

    Panel: Fight Impostor Syndrome

    WordCamp Dayton 2015Speakers: Jeff Chandler, Angela Bergmann, Rich Robinkoff, Steve Grunwell

    July 18, 2015 — If you’ve ever felt as if you’re “not good enough” to be part of a team, or you feel your success is owed more to luck than hard work and talent, you’ve likely dealt first-hand with Impostor Syndrome. It’s a common affliction, especially in the world of software, but if left untreated it can interfere with career advancement, wreck your personal life, or lead to total burn-out. This panel is meant to be an open and honest conversation about Impostor Syndrome, how it affects all of us, and what we can do to combat it. Get a better understanding of Impostor Syndrome and tips that they can use to fight it.