Ed Finkler

Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Ed Finkler

Talk: Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Talks at Google hosted Ed Finkler, founder and chairman of Open Sourcing Mental Illness, a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to raising awareness and supporting those with mental illness in the tech industry. There is a crisis in the tech industry. At least 20% of our colleagues, friends, and teammates suffer silently with mental illness, but our work culture does little to help. Based on real data, we'll show the enormous impact of mental illness in our industry, and how we can change – and save – lives.

Ed Finkler

Ed Finkler aka Funkatron, started making web sites before browsers had frames. He is the Lead Developer and Head of Developer Culture at Graph Story. He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University and a partner emeritus of Fictive Kin. Along with Chris Hartjes, Ed is co-host of the Develop.