Steve Grunwell

Open-source contributor, speaker, and electronics tinkerer

WordCamp Dayton 2015

Fight Impostor Syndrome @ WordCamp Dayton

Previously this talk was going to be “Five Things You Can Do to Become Your Agency’s Favorite Client”, but given the choice between that talk and premiering our Impostor Syndrome panel, the panel wins.

If you’ve ever felt as if you’re “not good enough” to be part of a team, or you feel your success is owed more to luck than hard work and talent, you’ve likely dealt first-hand with Impostor Syndrome. It’s a common affliction, especially in the world of software, but if left untreated it can interfere with career advancement, wreck your personal life, or lead to total burn-out.

This panel is meant to be an open and honest conversation about Impostor Syndrome, how it affects all of us, and what we can do to combat it. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of Impostor Syndrome and tips that they can use to fight it. Audience participation is encouraged; after all, we’re all in this together.

The Panel

  • Angela Bergmann – WordPress Developer, SEO specialist, and co-organizer of WordCamp North Canton
  • Jeff Chandler – Contributing writer for WPTavern, host of the WordPress Weekly Podcast
  • Steve Grunwell (me) – Senior Web Engineer at 10up

The panel will be moderated by Rich Robinkoff, a WordPress developer, co-host of the WPRoundTable podcast, and co-organizer of WordCamp North Canton.


A recording of our panel is available on

Event details

WordCamp Dayton
Dayton Convention Center
22 East 5th Street
Dayton, OH 45402 March 21, 2015

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