Optimizing Yourself: Neurodiversity in Tech

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Elizabeth Schneider Consultant @Microsoft
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Elizabeth Schneider Consultant @Microsoft

Optimizing Yourself: Neurodiversity in Tech

What are your goals for the talk?

My goal is to make it clear that soft skills mater for everyone. Then to share some tips and tricks to help grow your soft skills as an individual that may not see these skills as default.

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