Failure for Fun and Profit!*
Do you actually know how to deliberately acquire, sharpen, and retain a technical skill?
Do you actually know how to deliberately acquire, sharpen, and retain a technical skill? In this talk, I’ll discuss common strategies to enable you to be more focused, creative, and productive while learning, by using play, exploration, and ultimately failure. You’ll leave knowing several “Experiential Learning” patterns and techniques that can help you turn failure into success. When was the last time you failed in a spectacular fashion? Was it really so bad? If you want to succeed, you first need to take a little time to fail.
learning, failure, experience
Some examples of previous talks:
How To Interview And Why - Burlington Ruby Conf 2014
Concurrency for !Dummies (Who Don't Get It (...Yet)) - Scottish Ruby Conf 2014
You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure - Steel City Ruby Conf 2013
Kerri Miller is a Sr Software Developer and Team Lead based in the Pacific Northwest. She has worked at enterprise companies, international ad agencies, boutique consultancies, start-ups, mentors and teaches students, and finds time to work on Open Source projects. Having an insatiable curiosity, she has worked as a lighting designer, marionette puppeteer, sous chef, and professional poker player, and enjoys hiking, collecting Vespas, and working with glass.
- Title: Software Archeology and The Code Of Doom
- Track: Chemistry
- Room: B201
- Time: 10:00 – 10:45am
You approach the legacy codebase with trepidation. If the vine-draped entrance and collapsing roof weren’t enough warning, traces of previous explorers before you lie scattered about, caught in bizarre traps and oubliettes. What next, snakes?!
- Speakers: Kerri Miller