A year ago I read the imposters handbook. It seemed like this book was specifically for people like me. The found himself in the same position I was in: Feeling like an imposter.
I read this book a year ago, but it took me this long to write something about it as I was lacking the daily discipline of working on my blog probably related to the same imposter feeling.
I felt like an imposter and, at times, probably still, but I’m way more confident now after I realized that everyone else feels the same way. The book showed me that feeling like an imposter is normal but that it doesn’t mean that you should continuously take the back seat and let another lead the way as you think you don’t belong.
This book is a great starter for people, like me, who did not do a Computer Science degree. It is a basic introduction to many relevant topics, but you may want to dive even deeper into those that you encounter more often.
You will find topics you may never ever need, but it’s simply nice to be familiar with what these are and that you can smile and nod without blatantly faking it.
A year later I notice that version 2, with Scott Hanselman, is out and it looks promising:Link to Imposters Handbook Season 2
I would encourage anyone working in technology or with an interest in programming to read this. It has certainly given me a great deal of comfort knowing that I can now understand some CS concepts that evaded me in the past.