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Ross Kaffenberger

Scars: On Handling Adversity


As much as we’d like our programming careers to be filled with great success, it’s more than likely we’ll encounter setbacks along the way. We may have to deal with impossible clients or projects, imposter syndrome, confusion, self-doubt, and maybe much worse. Perhaps there’s a bright side to failure. Let’s take a close look at our scars and examine how they can help make us stronger.


Notably, I emcee'd the end-of-year talent show at Jackson Middle School in Houston, TX during my second year of Teach for America. Since then I moved to New York and discovered programming, among other things. I'm now learning how to be a dad to my baby boy, Jasper.