Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group

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Next Meeting

Tuesday,

June

20

June Meeting

  • In-Person @ 3005 Highland Parkway #100 Downers Grove, Illinois, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 21:00 Central Daylight Time
  • Language: English

AGENDA:
5:30PM - Doors Open
6:00PM - Meeting Start with Dinner, Networking, & Open Q&A (bring your questions!)
6:30PM - Announcements, Sponsor Presentation, & Main Presentation

Featured Presentation:

Fear and (Self) Loathing in IT – A Healthy Discussion on Imposter Syndrome

Many of us feel nervous or fearful about raising our voices or speaking our opinions out loud - whether at a business meeting, a team retrospective, a conference, or even from your cubicle chair. We sometimes feel hesitant to fully engage with our team and be ourselves lest we be “found out” as someone who really doesn’t belong, isn’t smart/experienced enough, or who doesn’t deserve to be there. If you’re wondering what Imposter Syndrome is, or how you would even know if it affects you or a team mate, think about the following questions: * Do you feel like no matter how much you study or prepare for a new challenge, that you’ll just never be ready for it and that people are crazy to even trust you with real responsibilities? * Do you panic at the idea of asking for help when you get stuck on a challenging problem because everyone will think you have no idea what you’re doing? * Do you continually beat yourself up about minor mistakes that likely no one else even remembers, or noticed in the first place? * Are you constantly comparing yourselves to peers, friends, or event Twitter followers and finding that you just never seem to stack up? If you answered yes to any (or maybe all) of these questions, you might be experiencing Imposter Syndrome. You may even recognize some of these behaviors in loved ones, coworkers, and friends. And it’s not silly, trivial, or something you’ll “just grow out of”. Many people have been experiencing Imposter Syndrome since childhood. But when does this anxiety become unhealthy? Is Imposter syndrome something we really even NEED to cure? I’d like to share some of my own adventures in embracing my fears, learning to trust myself and others, getting comfortable with asking for help, and developing shame resilience. I’ll also talk about the unexpected and very positive outcomes that followed taking the leap to embrace my “phoniness”. So whether your roles in life include team lead, manager, scrum master-in-training, tester, project manager, significant other, and/or parent - recognizing Imposter Syndrome in yourself and others and knowing how to thrive with it is an important skill to develop!

Angela Dugan, Principal Consultant Polaris Solutions

About Angela:
Angela Dugan is a Principal Consultant for Polaris Solutions, a software technology and agile/DevOps process consulting firm based in Chicago. Her focus as a Principal Consultant is supporting her clients in increasing their agility and improving their DevOps capabilities through training and coaching their people, streamlining their processes, and implementing modern automation and collaboration tools. Angela has been in the software industry since 1999, is an active tech community contributor, and organizes a number of local meetups and conferences including IAMCP Women in Tech, Chicago Code Camp, ThatConference, and St. Louis DevUp. She is a Microsoft ALM MVP, a Certified Scrum master, and a SAFe Program Consultant. Outside of wrangling organizational transformations, Angela is an avid board gamer, an accidental Crossfitter, an aspiring crafty diva, and a Twitter addict. She is constantly working on her 1910 house in Oak Park with her husband David, where they raise two ornery chickens Betsy and Gertrude and a rambunctious GSP named Sadie.

REGISTER:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chisub-ssug-june-meeting-tickets-35162771797

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Andy Yun
E-Mail: SQLBek@gmail.com
Twitter: @SQLBek

Lowry Kozlowski
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Twitter: @lowrykoz

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