We talk a lot about imposter syndrome lately, especially in minorities in tech communities, and especially regarding developers who pivoted in their career. But imposter syndrome can strike anyone, no matter their background or actual skills. In fact, it has little to do with objective abilities: you can be a Microsoft MVP and still be crippled with self-doubt. I won’t cheer you back up with “be confident!” and other pep talk, but I will give you strategies to put in place to gain more self-confidence.
If you’ve ever had a little voice telling you “no, let it go, the others know more” or “you won’t be able to do that, don’t even try”, this talk is for you. By the end, you will be armed with tools to shut that voice, and replace it with positive action. I won’t cure your imposter syndrome, but if you put in the effort, it will be a world of difference!