Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

A few things I’ve learned on my journey from crafting code to curating culture. In this presentation, I share some of my personal learnings about cognitive bias and how it shifts our perspectives in a work environment. If you want to be better at your job, start by being a better person.

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Ben Callahan

April 14, 2016
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  1. LESSONS LEARNED FROM CRAFTING CODE TO CURATING CULTURE @bencallahan |

    @hearsparkbox | bit.ly/converge2016
  2. Want to get better at your job? Start by being

    a better person.
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  14. CLUSTERING ILLUSION

  15. QUICK SUMMARY 1. Humans are pattern matching machines 2. We’re

    so good that we often over-match
  16. Volunteer?

  17. 2, 4, 6

  18. 2, 4, 6 10, 12, 14

  19. 2, 4, 6 10, 12, 14 1, 3, 9

  20. CONFIRMATION BIAS

  21. How does confirmation bias impact me?

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  23. FALSE CONSENSUS EFFECT

  24. How does false consensus effect impact me?

  25. QUICK SUMMARY 1. Confirmation Bias
 (don’t just confirm your theory,

    break it) 2. False Consensus Effect
 (recognize you don’t represent the majority)
  26. What the heck is this talk about, anyway?

  27. @StartYourShift

  28. We are both completely amazing and very messed up

  29. We are both completely amazing and very messed up

  30. Implicit bias test http://bit.ly/test-bias

  31. Be respectful

  32. THANK YOU @bencallahan