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Wednesday, June 24 • 2:15pm - 2:20pm
Lightning Talk: Fighting Impostor Syndrome with the Internet of Things - Tilde Thurium, Twilio

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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably suffered from impostor syndrome at one time or another. What can we do to stop this psychological plague? Research shows that affirmations are an effective tool for fighting self-doubt. Using serverless technologies and just a few lines of JavaScript, I build an Internet of Things button that delivers affirmations via SMS. In this session I’ll show you how to make your own button, including an interactive live coding demonstration. Also, I’ll dive into current psychology theories about how affirmations work and which types are the most effective. Take that, Impostor Syndrome!


Tilde Thurium

Developer Evangelist, Twilio
Tilde Thurium is an artist, engiqueer, and activist. Currently, they are a Developer Evangelist at Twilio. In previous lives, they have done stints as a florist, a security guard, and a Human Resources wench. In their spare time, they illustrate data structures and algorithms with... Read More →

Wednesday June 24, 2020 2:15pm - 2:20pm CDT
Room 3
  IoT, Lightning Talk