DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019: Beating imposter syndrome and burnout - how I rebuilt myself

Nov 02, 2019

David Thorne
Annertech, Dublin, Ireland
David Thorne Ltd, Huntingdon, United Kingdom

This presentation aims to demonstrate how I as a developer came back from severe burnout, caused by a combination of imposter syndrome, depression and other health issues to rebuild myself as a developer. In the process I also learned to love Drupal again.

Attendees to this session will learn how to recognise some signs they are coping with imposter syndrome, or experiencing burn out. They will also receive tips and techniques that can help them rebuild themselves; working slowly towards a state of recovery. The breakdown will be roughly:
* 5 mins introduction/applicable backstory
* 5 - 10 mins on "recovery" (Techniques outlined and explained depending on time available)
* 5 mins "What now? / Where do I go from here"
* 0 - 5 mins Q&A (If time allows)

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.