Fight impostor syndrome: take the Ada Initiative's impostor syndrome training in August in Oakland or Sydney!

Women can now take the Fighting Impostor Syndrome class without going to AdaCamp! In August, the Ada Initiative will teach two classes on fighting Impostor Syndrome, one in Oakland, California, USA, and one in Sydney, Australia. Half the tickets are free of charge, thanks to our generous donors in 2014.

Impostor Syndrome is the feeling that you aren’t actually qualified for the work you are doing and will be discovered as a fraud. It is prevalent among women in open tech/culture, many of whom have been socialised to value other’s opinion of their work above their own, and to do things “by the book.” Impostor syndrome is a common reaction to doing publicly visible and publicly criticised work like that done in open technology and culture.

Our first Fighting Impostor Syndrome workshop will be held at Impact Hub Oakland, Oakland, California, USA on Tuesday August 11 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. 100 tickets are available, including 50 free tickets: get your ticket to the Fighting Impostor Syndrome workshop in Oakland at Eventbrite.

Our second Fighting Impostor Syndrome workshop will be held at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Sydney, Australia on Wednesday August 19 from 2pm to 3:30pm. 30 tickets are available, including 15 free tickets: get your ticket to the Fighting Impostor Syndrome workshop in Sydney at Eventbrite.

In line with our mission of supporting women in open technology and culture, both our Oakland and Sydney workshops are open to anyone who identifies as a woman in a way that is significant to them.

We’d love to share this program far and wide, and so, after these workshops, the Ada Initiative will publish our Fighting Impostor Syndrome workshop materials under Creative Commons BY-SA for you to teach in your own communities. Thank you again for your support!