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Saturday, May 5 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Imposter Syndrome: What it is and How to Handle it

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Do you ever secretly worry that others will discover you’re not intelligent? Like you’re in a position where you don’t belong or don’t deserve to be? These could be signs of Imposter Syndrome, a condition that results in self-doubt and feeling a lack of importance. Imposter Syndrome is something that many of us face, but so few talk about or know how to navigate through.

Our discussion will introduce you to the concepts of Imposter Syndrome, signs you may be facing it and practical steps you can take to overcome your self-doubt. You’re amazing, and we want everyone to recognize this! Join us for this collaborative conversation.

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Johnny Xmas

Sr. Penetration Tester, Uptake Technologies
Johnny is a Security Researcher at Uptake, a company dedicated to ensuring safety, reliability, and security of  industrial environments.  Johnny’s been speaking internationally (both in and very far outside of the infosec community) on the topics of information security, career advancement, and social engineering for nearly 20 years. His infamous mixture of humor, raw sincerity, and honest love of people often leads to a lighthearted, but (at its core) serious, discussion around our innate desires to get in our own way. Recently, he was one of the masterminds behind the reproduction and leaking of... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Algonquin B