Louëlla Creemers

Microsoft MVP | .NET Developer | Content creator

Stop Chasing Unicorns and Rainbows: The Dangers of Survivorship Bias in Tech
Trekanten, Wednesday 16:20 - 17:10

Behind every successful tech unicorn are failed ventures, burned out IT professionals, and unseen struggles. However, that’s not what’s seen from the outside. It’s easy to get caught up in the promise of these tech companies’ high valuations and overnight success - the unicorns and rainbows - but this kind of thinking leads to the dangers of survivorship bias.

In this talk, we'll explore the ways in which survivorship bias can distort our perceptions of what it takes to succeed in tech and discuss strategies for overcoming it. We'll delve into the role that luck and external factors can play in success, and how to take a more realisticview of the path to success.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, tech professional, or just a dreamer, this talk will provide valuable insights to avoid the pitfalls of survivorship bias. Don't get caught chasing unicorns and rainbows – join me to learn how to navigate the tech industry with an unbiased perspective.

Louëlla Creemers

Louëlla Creemers is a developer from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with a passion for .NET development. At the early stage of her career she’s also a successful content creator, teacher, blogger, and public speaker.

She has built a strong following of over 30,000 people on social media, thanks to her technical expertise and her commitment to helping others learn and grow in their careers. You can find her on Twitter and Linkedin, sharing different kinds of educational posts or dad jokes.