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Geeks and Depression

Cynthia Phelps, PhD

Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

San Antonio, Texas

Geeks and Depression

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It's time to start a conversation in our community, and raise awareness of depression.  Join us to hear about the science behind depression, some personal stories of surviving depression and participate in a discussion with our panel.  Depression is serious and can be lethal, but it is treatable.  It's up to us to have an open discussion in our community about how depression impacts us all. 

Snacks will be served, come and hang out.

We are welcoming a star studded panel! 


Ed Finkler, also known as Funkatron (https://twitter.com/funkatron), started making web sites before browsers had frames. He does front-end and server-side work in Python, PHP, and JavaScript.
He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University (http://www.cerias.purdue.edu) for 9 years. Now he's a proud member of the Fictive Kin (http://fictivekin.com) team. Along with Chris Hartjes, Ed is co-host of the Development Hell podcast (http://devhell.info).
Ed's current passion is raising mental health awareness in the tech community with his "Open Sourcing Mental Illness (http://funkatron.com/osmi) speaking campaign. He is part of "Engine Yard's Prompt (http://prompt.engineyard.com) campaign.
Ed writes at http://funkatron.com.

Mitch Altman is co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco,
inventor of TV-B-Gone remote controls, and travels the world teaching
people to solder and make cool things with electronics.  Having lived
the first half of his life in serious depression, Mitch started Geeks &
Depression meetups in San Francisco after the suicide of a friend, and
has since been encouraging open discussions on these important matters
in our geek communities.


Dr. Paull is a Chief Resident at the Psychiatry Residency of the UT Health Science Center program, spending his time treating patients at community hospitals and clinics and helping to oversee the residency training program.

Dr. Arnold
Dr. Jodi Gonzalez Arnold is a clinical psychologist and works at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, teaching, seeing patients and conducting research.

Jeremy Zunker
Jeremy is CTO & Cofounder at ParLevel Systems, and President of 10BitWorks Hackerspace. He's dealt with depression recently and is interested in raising mental health awareness in the local community.

Cynthia Phelps
Cynthia, founder of InnerAlly, designs mobile apps to help people improve their mental wellness. She
will share her thoughts on Depression and Addiction. http://InnerAlly.com

Have questions about Geeks and Depression? Contact Cynthia Phelps, PhD

When & Where


Geekdom
112 E Pecan St
#11
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)


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