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Thursday, June 27 • 11:15 - 12:00
How I Learned to Learn

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At one point in my career I was forced to choose between changing my attitude towards work or be fired. Changing meant leaving procrastination and frustration and instead set up goals. An important goal was constant learning.

Evolving and adopting is a key skill. Every day features are released, tools developed. Terabytes of new information need to be processed.

The prefrontal cortex area of our brain has just 4 slots of working memory that together combine into an understanding of the chunk of data you are observing. The brain can connect that chunk with already known information in hippocampus. Occasional "Eureka"-moments happen when those combination brings understanding to something you didn't fully understand before. 

Understanding the set of patterns by which the brain consumes and interprets new data will help boost learning skills as well as make the process of studying much more enjoyable. For example: switching between focusing on new material and letting the brain rest activates both the focused and diffused mode of your brain. 

Looking at something that one would rather not do activate areas of the brain associated with pain. Researchers have discovered that it doesn’t take long for that neuro-discomfort to disappear once you start actually doing it.

Knowing how to learn has been a foundation, base, and iron core for me building solid competences in tech. 

Session takeaways

  • Experiences Boosting learning skills
  • Neurology of learning to learn
  • Dealing with change in tech

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Igor Samokysh

Senior Technical Test Analyst at Visma Labs (Latvia)
Igor Samokysh is a professional technical test analyst with a talent in finding bugs and more than 8 years’ experience in delivering quality. Numerous times I've implemented test processes including manual and automation on different types of projects. Managing test speciality... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 11:15 - 12:00
Room 605 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA

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