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Hip Hop, Code, and Mental Health

Navigating the tech industry is difficult whether you are brand new, have been around for a couple of years, or are a seasoned veteran. It gets even more difficult when your mental health isn't at its best. In this talk, Rahat talks about his struggles with depression, imposter syndrome, and burnout while searching for his first job as a developer. Rahat recounts different methods of coping with his mental illness and observations on how the tech industry as a whole can better support those who often suffer in silence.

Presenter
Rahat Chowdhury

Rahat is a second career developer who comes from a background in customer support management. In 2019 after completing a bootcamp, Rahat became a software engineer at American Express. He is a mental health advocate, podcast host, and rapper. Rahat currently spends some of his free time mentoring new developers, coding and making music.

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