September 19-21, 2023
Bilbao, Spain
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Wednesday, September 20 • 14:40 - 15:20
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Gaining Confidence as an Open Source Mentee - Asmit Malakannawar & Deepesha Burse

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Open source projects rely on the contributions of volunteers, but for mentees, the experience can be daunting. Many mentees may experience imposter syndrome, characterized by feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, and the belief that one's accomplishments are not genuine. This can particularly be seen in open source, where mentees may be working alongside experienced developers and may not have the same level of knowledge or skills. However, there are strategies that can help mentees overcome imposter syndrome and develop confidence in their abilities as open source contributors. Asmit and Deepesha will share their experiences as open source mentees, discuss strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome and developing confidence as an open source mentee in this talk. They will also cover topics such as recognizing and challenging negative thought patterns, setting small and attainable goals, asking feedback from others, and remembering that everyone starts somewhere. They will highlight the significance of open source community support and how to obtain it. Attendees will have a better understanding of imposter syndrome and how to overcome it in open source by the end of this talk.

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Asmit Malakannawar

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Asmit Malakannawar is a developer specializing in frontend, UI/UX and creating technical documentation. He is currently pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science and Business Systems from Pune, India. He has completed Google Summer of Code in GNOME Foundation and Google Season of Docs in... Read More →
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Deepesha Burse

Deepesha is an undergraduate student at Bharati Vidyapeeth (DU), College of Engineering Pune, and a Foundation Member at The GNOME Foundation. She was an LFX Mentee in the summer term this year and worked on restructuring the documentation of the CNCF Project - ORAS. She has also... Read More →

Wednesday September 20, 2023 14:40 - 15:20 CEST
Room 3G (3JAUREGIA - Floor 3)
  Diversity Empowerment Summit
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