Thursday 8th October, 2015
5:20pm to 5:40pm
We learn through failure. If we always succeed, then we don’t know what we did to succeed and we don't learn. We miss the chance of feedback on doing something wrong. We want to know where and how we can improve our skills. Therefore we need to fail in order to succeed. Ok, you don’t always want to fail, but you do need to be ready to accept the risk of failure, so that you learn more as you now and then move out of your comfort zone. You know you can do better, but don't know where to start to build a better you. This talk will offer methods you can use so that you know you can fail safely as you build a more resilient you. Through your example you might also be able to influence those you work with perhaps too, so that the whole team or office works better as a result.
Engineering collisions between real world & computing students at Uni. of Aberdeen with lean, agile & service design because experience+theory trumps theory bio from Twitter
I’m a senior teaching fellow in the Computer Science at the University of Aberdeen, where I teach students how to use agile, lean and service design approaches in their software development processes. Using these three approaches they can learn to co-create solutions with validated learning by bringing other people into the development process to clarify assumptions about their ideas. This blending of agile, lean startup and service design aspects in the software development work has proven popular and made for better applications.
In all of my teaching I am looking for opportunities to provide collisions between students and the world outside university. This might be through classroom experiences, collaborating with developers and designers at a CodeTheCity event, or Global Service Jam, taking part in the Northern Lights Conference, or through the Aberdeen Software Factory where students build software for clients both as group projects, and also for paying
clients to gain valuable work experience. All of this is useful because praxis plus theory trumps theory on its own.
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