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CR200: We're All in This Together: Mental Health in Tech Communities

10/06/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency Ballroom O

Objective: Guidance
Audience Level: Student/Early Career
Session Type: Panel

At any given time, one in five Americans are living with a mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or ADHD. Panelists from diverse backgrounds will share their experiences around mental health and the specific challenges they faced with this stigmatized subject while studying computer science, working in the tech industry, and collaborating on open-source projects.

Speaker(s)

Nara Kasbergen, Software Engineer, National Public Radio
Jennifer Akullian, People Developer, Keen IO
Justine Arreche, UI/UX Designer, Travis CI
Julia Nguyen, Software Engineer, Indiegogo
Madalyn Parker, Empathy Engineer, Olark