Software Developers and Depression

This is the presentation of the software developer that suffers from Type II BiPolar and ADHD. It’s not something we talk about, but BiPolar, depression, and ADHD runs rampant in the software development community – they tend to correlate with higher intelligence.

Many of the symptoms of this conditions make for great software developers, but also cause incredible damage. He explains that they recently lost one of his co-workers because of untreated mental illness. He shares his story and lets people know that it’s okay to talk about these things, that it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and how to get help, and how to help those around them.

Video Producer: http://mtnwestrubyconf.org/