2023 Schedule

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Monday, Sep 18
3:00pm — 3:30pm
Developer Track- Park Central
151 attending

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health & Neurodiversity in Tech

Join Jenn Junod in this empowering session as she addresses the pressing issue of mental health and neurodiversity in the tech industry. Discover the importance of breaking the stigma to foster inclusivity, innovation, and well-being. Gain insights on self-advocacy, creating supportive environments, and effective communication strategies specific to the tech workplace. Explore the benefits of neurodiversity and learn how to navigate personal disclosure. Leave with actionable steps to create a more compassionate and inclusive tech community.

Meet Your Speaker - Jenn Junod:
Jenn is a multifaceted individual with a passion for technology and a heart for people. Currently, she works as a Developer Advocate for Aiven, the trusted open source data platform for everyone. Outside of work, Jenn hosts Teach Jenn Tech, about exploring technology. Jenn also hosts a thought-provoking podcast called Sh!t You Don't Want to Talk About, where she fearlessly dives into challenging topics such as mental health, equity, and diversity. Her goal is to create a safe and welcoming space for honest conversations, where people from all backgrounds can feel heard and understood.

Jenn's focus is on PostgreSQL and TypeScript and she is always eager to learn and explore new technologies. She thrives on diving deep into complex problems, finding elegant solutions whether she's coding, teaching, or podcasting. Jenn is an advocate for social justice, striving to make the tech industry more equitable and diverse, ensuring everyone has a seat at the table. In all her endeavors, Jenn is a force to be reckoned with, fueled by her love of people and her passion for technology.