Failure for Fun and Profit!

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Proposal
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Beginner

Excerpt

Do you actually know how to deliberately acquire, sharpen, and retain a technical skill?

Description

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.

Tags

learning, failure, experience

Speaking experience

Some examples of previous talks:
RubyConf2014
http://confreaks.tv/videos/rubyconf2014-5-things-i-wish-someone-had-told-me-about-programming-before-i-started

How To Interview And Why - Burlington Ruby Conf 2014
http://vimeo.com/103598190

Concurrency for !Dummies (Who Don't Get It (...Yet)) - Scottish Ruby Conf 2014
http://vimeo.com/97522205

You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure - Steel City Ruby Conf 2013
http://steelcityruby.confbots.com/video/72770891

Speaker

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    Biography

    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.

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