Debunking the Imposter Syndrome Myth

Necoline Hubner
25 minutes
Being human

Imposter syndrome is a term often used to explain feelings of incompetence or a lack of confidence when one is surrounded by a group of peers. In this talk, I make the case that the use of the term 'imposter syndrome' is an inadequate descriptor of pedagogical pathologies in the tech world. Rather than excuse the feelings of inadequacy as a natural aspect of a career in tech, we can access tools that will aid in acquiring new skills and create a more hospitable environment for promoting collaboration in teams and engendering open and supportive communities.