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I’m Not Who They Think I Am: How to (continually) Conquer Imposter Syndrome

Kim Harris

The technology community is inundated with the pressure of making yourself visible, finding your voice, and increasing your social media following. But as I sat at my desk trying to come up with this speech, it hit me. Once again.

“I’m not who they think I am. I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m an imposter.”

Yes, imposter syndrome. The unfortunate idea that “eventually they’ll find out that I don’t know what I’m doing.” Exploring this common syndrome, the situations that exacerbate it, and how to negate it is a worthwhile discussion.

What if, instead of only focusing on our external user’s behaviors, we also focused on our own in order to make even better products? I’ll share stories and tips on how I continually conquer my own fears and doubts and how it has led to a more fulfilling career.

It should be a good talk. I guess

... Come if you want to.


Kim Harris has spent a significant amount of time trying to figure out what the heck to do with her life. For the last six years, she’s focused on user experience design and finally found her people at projekt202. Her secret to success is being able to get over herself and push through the uncomfortable. So yeah, she’s speaking. And she’ll probably be pretty uncomfortable.

This Meeting Happened in the Past

It was held on to at Improving. This meeting was graciously sponsored by Improving.