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The Impostor Syndrome…And why you may feel like you are faking it

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our Presenter:
Amanda Miotto is a Senior eResearch Analyst and Software Developer for Griffith University and QCIF. She started off in the field of Bioinformatics and learnt to appreciate the beauty of science before discovering the joys of coding. She is also heavily involved in Software Carpentry, Hacky Hours and ResBaz, and has developed on platforms around HPC and scientific portals.

The Presentation:
Do you feel like everyone around you is smarter than you, and you are worried that they may discover you don’t belong here? Or that you are faking it? Does it feel like you have gotten to your position due to a lucky break and not skill?

Welcome to the Impostor Syndrome. This is a strange psychological phenomenon that makes ordinary people – even brilliant ones – feel like they’re frauds, fakes, inadequate, and undeserving. Even incredibly successful people like Neil Armstrong and Emma Watson feel like this sometimes.

Anyone can feel like this, especially if you are in a career in tech or research. Its particularly prevalent if you are from a diverse background (Women in STEM, international, etc). It can affect you at any stage of your career.

Come learn more about it from a fellow Impostor and hear about coping mechanisms to help you sidestep this feeling!

Brisbane Data Science Meetup Code of Conduct:

AARNet Pty Ltd (APL) is the not for profit company that operates Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet). The shareholders are 38 Australian universities and the CSIRO.

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The event takes place at the Thoughtworks offices, level 19, 127 Creek Street, with official kick-off 6:00 pm.


January 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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