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Wednesday, October 4 • 12:20pm - 12:50pm
On How Your Brain is Conspiring Against You Making Good Software - Jenna Zeigen, Digital Ocean

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If there's anything that decades of psychology research have shown us, it's that human cognition is full of bias and fallacy. Even smart software engineers are not immune to being humans. In fact, there's so many things keeping us from being the best developers we could be, preventing us from planning our work effectively to assembling the best teams to being productive in that open office. This talk will go over pieces of psychological research in an effort to make people aware of how their minds work, how it’s making us worse at tech, and what we can do about it.

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Jenna Zeigen

Senior Frontend Engineer, Slack
One morning, Jenna awoke to find that she had transformed into a programmer. She's been psyched about coding ever since. When she's not teaching pixels to party or using JavaScript to help you find the important things in Slack, Jenna enjoys climbing, coffee, cognitive science, and... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
West Meeting Room 120
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