Registration is open Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2018 Tapia Conference

Addressing Impostor Syndrome

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 5:00PM - 6:00PM



Impostor syndrome is a term that often comes up when discussing computer science for minorities. Many individuals who are new to the field or are just entering into studying computer science feel like they do not belong and are not smart enough to be where they are. This issue disproportionately affects individuals who find Computer Science late and are underrepresented in computer science, like women and racial minorities. This panel will focus on having an open discussion on impostor syndrome within the industry of computer science and as a student. We will specifically talk about the work that went into organizing an event so other schools may be able to use it to help encourage students experiencing impostor syndrome at their university.

BOF Organizer:
Nicole Riley, University of Washington
Alexandra Klezovich, University of Washington