Adoptable Goats Near Me: What I Googled the Year I Became a Developer

Whether building a new skill or rebounding after one of life's inevitable setbacks, having the right mindset can save you time and headaches.

Told through the lens of the speaker’s errant Googlings, this session will take participants on a journey from music teacher to web developer, all the while examining the different types of learning that occurred along the way. This session will delve into theories about learning, techniques to improve information retention and problem solving, and how to shift your perspective to learn from even the bleakest situations.

Embark on a harrowing adventure through a stranger's search history, and emerge on the other side with:

A greater understanding of the learning process
Practical strategies that you can utilize in your own learning
A new perspective on the value of discomfort and failure.

Qymana Botts
Web Developer at Bounteous

Armed with an arsenal of programming languages, about 6 or 7 musical instruments, and a comically robust knowledge of video game lore, Qymana Botts is a quirky, enthusiastic dev on a quest to contribute a verse to this powerful play. Formerly a globetrotting music teacher, she made the transition to tech in 2017. Now, she works as an Web Developer at Bounteous in Chicago. She is also an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).

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