July 10, 2018 — This talk will begin with an overview of key statistics about mental illness, followed by the efforts of the non-profit organization Open Sourcing Mental Illness to gather more data about mental health in the tech industry, the ALGEE action plan taught by the Mental Health First Aid training course, and finally conclude with ideas and strategies for making our tech workplaces more accommodating and inclusive.
May 15, 2017 — Darkness is an old friend, and Orlando WordPress developer Adam Soucie has come to talk with you about it. He has battled depression, bipolar disorder, and come to terms with being on the transgender spectrum for over 15 years. He lived to tell the tale, so in this talk, Adam will share his story of how he hit rock bottom, got help from professionals, medication, and the WordPress community, and is now thriving running a WordPress business. Bring an open mind and maybe a couple tissues. This one’s going to get emotional.