Giving Back to Tech without Burnout

You did it! You’re a Software Engineer! After many hours of studying and learning difficult concepts, you made it through. Now you want to volunteer and give back your tech skills to a needed cause. Exciting, right? Wait…here’s a few tips to avoid giver burnout before you start.

In this talk, Mo will discuss ways tech givers can continue to volunteer without spreading themselves too thin. Tips will include: how do you give your talent without depleting your energy, choosing volunteer opportunities or open source projects with great impact, and how to say no.

Mo Hampton

Mo Hampton

Software Engineer @ General Dynamics IT

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