I have been a programmer and tester for a long time. From early on I wanted to be GREAT at my job. This was difficult for the obvious reasons: programming and testing are deep skills. But it was much harder than it could have been, because our industry is persistently incompetent about competence. People become good at technical work, but they rarely know how they got good, how good they really are, or why other people aren't as good. In this talk I will describe the approach I have developed for systematically building better thinkers. Since it is better to experience the method than to hear about it, I will try to give you a taste of how it works.
Author of Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar, high school dropout, unschooling parent, philosopher, neo-pyrrhonian skeptic, software tester bio from Twitter
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