Embracing The Neurospicey: Navigating and Celebrating Neurodivergence in the World of Software Development

Dom Davis

⏱ 90 minute session
14:00-15:30, Wednesday, 17th April 2024
These days it seems everyone has Autism, or ADHD, or AuDHD, or some other form of neurodivergence. But is this an explosion of self diagnosed folks who have watched too much TikTok, or a genuine realisation that there are a lot of us who are not neurotypical, and who view the world differently?

Turns out Software Development is an industry that fits well with many neurodivergent folks which means there are many of us about, sometimes hiding in plain sight.

In this session we'll look at what it is like to be neurodivergent in a neurotypical world, some strategies neurodivergent folks can employ, and how you can support and be an ally to those who are neurodivergent.

🏷 people
🏷 Autism
🏷 teams
🏷 communication

Dom Davis

Dom Davis is a veteran of The City and a casualty of The Financial Crisis. Not content with bringing the world to its knees he then went off to help break the internet before winding up in Norfolk where he messes about doing development and devops. Dom has been writing code since his childhood sometime in the last millennium – he hopes some day to become good at it.

Dom is an enthusiastic and impassioned speaker [read: he gabbles] who uses a blend of irreverent sarcasm and flippant humour to bring complex subjects to a broad audience. Whether or not they understand him is up for debate, but he likes to believe they do.