My Journey into Public Speaking (at Tech Conferences)

2017 gave me the opportunity to speak at six different programming events. 😱 In 2015 I wouldn’t believe it. With my anxiety, there would be no way I could talk in front of people. Public Speaking in College In college (around 2011) the idea of public speaking terrified me. No matter what degree program I […]

Organizing My First Conference: Southeast Ruby

Three days ago the first Southeast Ruby ended. Though I’ve had the opportunity to attend and speak at many conferences, this was the first I’ve ever organized. It won’t surprise you to find out an enormous amount of work goes into putting on an event like Southeast Ruby. I’d like to use this writing as an […]

Imposter Syndrome: Hi, I’m Jason

Hi, my name is Jason, and I have imposter syndrome. What is imposter syndrome? In its simplest form, imposter syndrome is the feeling that you’re a fraud. According to Wikipedia, the term came into existence in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes. Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the […]

The Thing Holding Me Back from Reaching Goals

The majority of my goals and dreams are obtainable. Be healthy, not obese Get out of debt Be spiritually deeper (Christianity) Become a better friend Gave more time with my family Build a software product Those are pretty standard goals, right? So what’s standing in the way? Me. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m currently participating […]