Neurodiverse Coders: Unlocking ADHD & Autism Superpowers in Tech

Presented by: Gaines Kergosien
Time: Thursday, Jan. 11, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In the tech world, diversity isn't just about backgrounds; it's also about how we think and process information. ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often pigeonholed as challenges. However, what if we told you that these so-called 'disorders' house superpowers that can be game-changers in the realm of coding and software development?

Join us as we delve into the remarkable abilities often associated with ADHD and ASD - like laser-sharp focus, unparalleled attention to minutiae, and a natural flair for discerning patterns. More than just a session, this is a call to action: to shift our industry paradigm from focusing on perceived deficits to recognizing and leveraging these neurodiverse strengths.

During this session, attendees will:
- Gain insights into how traits associated with ADHD and ASD can be massive assets in the tech and coding environment.
- Learn strategies to nurture and harness these neurodiverse strengths, creating a more inclusive and effective workplace.
- Challenge and reshape their perceptions about neurodiversity, emphasizing a strengths-first approach.

Room: OrangeTags: Career Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Soft Skills, Leadership, TeamsLevel: Intermediate