Tabara de testare: The Impostor Syndrome

 TechHub Bucharest
District 2, 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu Bucharest Romania

 30 March 2017
From 18:30 To 21:30

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Have you ever heard about the Impostor Syndrome? If not, it’s time to expand your knowledge on the matter on Thursday, March 30 at Tabara de Testare and see what’s this concept about. Gina Enache and Madalina Sava will hold a workshop about the Impostor Syndrome, a syndrome that is often encountered in the software testing area as well. Do you want to come by? RSVP here to save your front row place!

About the event

Have you ever felt like those around you perceive you as being more competent than you really are? Have you ever had a hard time accepting praise or attributed your accomplishments to luck or timing? If so, you may be suffering from Impostor Syndrome!

At our jobs we constantly question everything around us and dig to get to the root of things, but when it comes to our own thoughts and feelings we often do not apply the same scrutiny. When we downplay our contributions, do our thoughts actually reflect reality or are we overlooking a lot of skill and hard work that went into those achievements?

While we might experience dread or fear that one day we may be exposed as incompetent, are these feelings actually justified? Achieving an accurate view of our skills allows us to better understand how to improve them. By trusting our abilities and eliminating the fear of being ‘found out’ we can pursue greater and scarier goals. And we can bring our new-found confidence and energy to help and influence both our teams and the testing community as a whole.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • engage in exercises aimed to expose the discrepancy between reality and their perception of their own abilities
  • learn ways to identify ‘faulty’ thoughts and counteract Impostor Syndrome
  • learn how to apply Socratic questioning and heuristics to their thought processes, effectively testing their own thinking.

Event agenda

18:30 – 19:00 Welcome participants

19:00 – 21:00 Workshop

21:00 – 21:30 Networking


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