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Edward Finkler: Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Wednesday, November 30 at 8 p.m. in IT 152

Abstract

There is a crisis in the tech industry. At least 20% of our colleagues, friends, and teammates suffer silently with mental illness, but our work culture does little to help. Based on real data, we’ll show the enormous impact of mental illness in our industry, and how we can change – and save – lives.

Biography

Edward FinklerEd Finkler, also known as Funkatron, started making web sites before browsers had frames. He does front-end and server-side work in Python, PHP, and JavaScript. He is the CTO 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 non-profit organization.

Ed writes at funkatron.com.