Ed Finkler on anxiety, depression and attention disorders

This article was originally published as part of Geek Mental Help Week 2014.

My name is Ed Finkler. I've been a web developer for nearly 20 years, and I've been writing code for web applications for about 15. I'm a father, and I'm a husband. I am on a local school board. I founded an open source discussion group in my city. I also have something called Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. I have also dealt with extended bouts of depression for the last 26 years.

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Ed, also known as Funkatron, does frontend and server-side work in PHP, JavaScript, and Python. Along with Chris Hartjes, Ed is co-host of the Development Hell podcast. His current passion is raising mental health awareness in the tech community with his Open Sourcing Mental Illness speaking campaign.