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Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Mental disorders are the largest contributor to disease burden in North America, but the developer community and those who employ us are afraid to face the problem head-on. In this talk, we’ll examine the state of mental health awareness in the developer workplace, why most developers feel it isn’t safe to talk about mental health, and what we can do to change the culture and save lives. Attendees will leave with 5 things they can do to make their workplace safer for those dealing with mental health disorders.

Ed Finkler

Lead Developer at Graph Story

Ed Finkler started making web sites before browsers had frames. He does front-end and server-side work in Python, PHP, and JavaScript. He is the Lead Developer and Head of Developer Culture at Graph Story.

He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. Along with Chris Hartjes, Ed is co-host of the Development Hell podcast.

Ed's current passion is raising mental health awareness in the tech community with his Open Sourcing Mental Illness speaking campaign.

Ed writes at funkatron.com.

Location

Falls Event Center in Downtown SLC

The most mindful conferences happen in refreshing environments, and Salt Lake City delivers with its iconic mountains, world renown ski season, and beautiful events center.

LoopConf has negotiated a special special room rate at the Little America hotel, making this historic hotel not only a relaxing environment, but also a fantastic value.

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