Sharpening Our Skills

As developers, we spend a lot of time learning to keep up with new languages, libraries, patterns, and ways of thinking about code. But how often do we stop and think about how we learn? How often do we ask ourselves if we're going about the task of learning well? I think about it a great deal.

On Wednesday night, we're going to explore this. The core of our discussion will be around the ideas of two books, Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning and Peak: Secrets of the New Science of Expertise, along with some things I've learned along the way. The concepts are broadly applicable and you will leave with principles that you can apply to other subjects, though as a group of technologists, we'll focus on software development.

NOTE: This meeting is in-person. Also, Improving is providing pizza at 6:00 and the presentation will begin at 6:30.

Speaker: Eric Sowell
Date: Mar 1st, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (see here for more detail)
Location: Improving - Plano, TX
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Speaker Bios

Eric Sowell is a Director of Consulting for Improving, officer of this Users Group, developer, and coding instructor. He is the author of a mostly out-of-date book (don't buy it), Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5. When not coding, he likes to read, study history, Bible, and so-called dead languages, think a lot about teaching, and play Age of Empires 2. To keep up-to-date with Eric's strange technology, Latin, and Greek adventures, you can follow him on Twitter, subscribe on Youtube, or follow him on his blog.