On Being Neurodiverse in the Tech Industry

Due to the evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, SREcon20 Americas West has been rescheduled to June 2–4, 2020.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 5:20 pm6:00 pm

Thaddeus Aid, LinkedIn


Particular forms of "Mental Illness" have a genetic basis and those genetics can lead to some surprising natural skills that can be learned by those that are "Neurodiverse" (having a brain built under a different set of rules than the norm).

In this talk, I will discuss how I harnessed my genetic diversity and why others like me should be embraced and given the support they need to harness their genetic diversity. I will also discuss some of the backgrounds around the genetics and discuss how historically Neurodiversity has been a benefit to the Technology Industry and beyond.

@conference {247243,
author = {Thaddeus Aid},
title = {On Being Neurodiverse in the Tech Industry},
year = {2020},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = mar,