Mental Health Summit

We are excited today to announce that, in conjunction with Engine Yard’s Prompt initiative we are going to be hosting a mental health summit at php[tek] 2014.  Similar to the Mentorship Summit that we hosted last year, this will be an evening event that we will be hosting for conference attendees featuring four speakers. Each speaker will talk about 15 minutes on a central topic.  We will provide dinner just before and during the summit, and an open social time afterwards so that the conversation can continue.

Mental health concerns are serious issues that affect a large percentage of the population which includes our community.  It’s important that we become aware of the issues that are faced, bring light to the problems that plague so many, and to perhaps even help those near us who are suffering quietly, whether they realize it yet or not.  May is actually Mental Health Awareness Month and so it only seemed fitting that we choose Mental Health as the focus of this year’s summit.

The following four speakers will be presenting their own experiences and insights on this topic:

Again we want to thank Engine Yard and their Prompt initiative for helping spark this important conversation.