The Power of Secrets

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This was given at: AlterConf Portland 2016 and Self.Conference 2017.


Secrets can be scary if they get out. That’s the very feeling I had when I wrote a Medium post revealing my biggest secret, which was read by thousands. In this talk, I will share the story of how and why I came to share this secret with the world. I’ll also talk about how sharing this ultimately made me a better teammate, developer, and person, and how it had the complete opposite reaction than I expected. Through these experiences, I’ll share my insights on why being more open benefits you and your team.

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Videos: AlterConf Portland 2016

Blog Post: The blog post that ended up inspiring this whole talk was Life, Gender, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which I published on September 29, 2015.

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