Dan North on Deliberate Learning @ Foo Cafe

This sketchnote is from Dan North's talk from the launch of Foo Cafe in 2012.

The main point of Dan's talk is that as developers, deliberateness is a good thing but repetition and practicing by rote is not. Concert pianists need to optimise for note perfection and be able to perform the same piece again and again to the same high standard. Developers hardly ever need to do the same thing twice and are always having to learn and tackle new things, so we need to optimise for learning and being comfortable with unfamiliarity.