Heather Downing

Heather Downing

Senior Development Engineer - Mobile
Kansas City, MO

Coder. Entrepreneur. Passionate for the possible and impossible. Climbing the technology mountain and halfway up the side. Experience in .Net, mobile and JS. Focusing on coding for humans.

Heather's Sessions

  • Building Location-Aware Mobile Apps with iBeacons

    Learn what is possible with beacon technology and how to leverage it with the mobile applications you are coding. We'll go over the BLE technology in depth, and provide an overview of implementation for iOS and even Android. Whether your forte is building native or cross-platform, this is a simple yet powerful tool to use for larger spaces.

    Speaker: Heather Downing

    Level: Intermediate

    Tracks: Mobile Development 

    Topics: Cross-Platform  Mobile 

  • Imposter Syndrome: Overcoming Self-Doubt in Success

    Impostor Syndrome is the domain of the high achiever. Those who set the bar low are rarely it’s victim. What matters most is not whether we fear failing, looking foolish or not being enough; it’s whether we give those fears the power to keep us from taking the actions needed to achieve our goals and highest aspirations. In this session we will bring this sensitive subject to light by exploring:

    • Why having this mindset is detrimental to your career
    • Identifying the differences between healthy concern and illogical doubt
    • What it actually means to ‘fake it till you make it’
    • How believing something negative about yourself can make it really happen
    • Ways to cope once you experience a sincere failure
    • Learning to graciously express confidence

    Speaker: Heather Downing

    Level: Beginner

    Tracks: Career and Soft Skills 

    Topics: Software Career