Instead of boring you with the list of PyCon tech and teaching talks I fell in love with, I'm gonna share Julie Pagano's talk on imposter syndrome 'cause I think a lot of ya'll will relate.
To discourage imposter syndrome in others, she strongly recommends following the Hackerschool social rules:
- No feigning surprise - people are allowed to not know things
- No well-actually's - is that correction necessary?
- No back-seat driving - let people sort it out for themselves
- No subtle sexism
But she also gives the following tools for fighting imposter syndrome:
- Build a party - support systems are key
- Track progress - putting a number to progress makes it more real
- Look for positives - balance all the bad with good
- Kill heroes - supercoders (or your field's equivalent) are human too
So yeah, it's a solid, rather entertaining talk, and I think some of ya'll may get something out of it.