Room 1 

13:40 - 14:40 


Talk (60 min)

Battles of an Impostor

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Like you did not deserve the opportunities in front of you? Have you ever thought “why me, I should not be here”? Have you feared others might discover you are a fake?


Alternatively, have you seen a talented colleague not recognising their achievements? A colleague who is hesitant to take on a new role?

These thoughts and feelings are impostor syndrome; I encounter it regularly and fight against it in myself and others. Unite with me in this battle; for yourself, your colleagues and friends.

Join me as I share my experiences with impostor syndrome, how I have fought against it, and how you can join the fight.

Melissa Houghton

Melissa Houghton is a Principal Software Engineer and Developer Relations at Azenix and a Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies.

Her work is focused on application development using .NET, and Azure, but she has a wide variety of skills and is always open to learning new things.

An advocate for women in tech with a passion for leadership, technology and giving back to the community. She frequents tech events, is an international conference speaker, and organiser of various technical events.

Originally from California, Melissa loves to travel and now lives in Australia.