July 18 2018

Inspiring developers to build for mental health.

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Time Presentation
8:00 Registration / Light Breakfast
9:00 Amber Case - Keynote
9:45 Short Break
10:00 Solome Tibebu - Mental Health & Technology
10:30 TBA
11:00 Jonathan Sockell - VR Mental Health Startup: From Idea to Reality
11:30 April Wensel - Compassionate Coding
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Jenna Quindica - Living with Bipolar Disorder as a Software Engineer
1:30 Jessica DiVento, Psy.D. - Sorry Not Sorry: Advocating for Mental Health at Work
2:00 Bryan Hughes - Hacking with My Anxiety
2:30 Shemika Lamare - Self Care: Avoiding Burnout
3:00 Snack Break
3:30 Shawn Kernes - Getting Therapy to Those Who Need it Most
4:00 Ada Ng - UX of Wearables in Clinical Treatment for PTSD
4:30 Skip Rizzo - The Evolution of VR Therapy
5:00 Closing Remarks


The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is located in San Francisco at 3301 Lyon Street.

More info about parking and hotels coming soon...


Mental health affects all of us, regardless of our career, gender, lifestyle, or hobbies. Similarly, technology affects all of us as well, whether we are on the frontlines, designing and programming, or simply using and engaging with it. By coming to Anxiety Tech, you will learn how to advocate for mental health at work, how technology can be better designed to support mental health, what technologies are already working to help those who suffer with mental illnesses, and how you or your company can be leaders in this field.

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The event is being organized by Jamund & Kari Ferguson who started the events company Mental Illness Matters to bring people together to talk about mental illness. Kari is the author of the book The OCD Mormon about her struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder. Jamund is a JavaScript architect at PayPal.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

Please be careful to use accurate & up-to-date terminology when referring to mental health conditions.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded t-shirts.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.