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Consume ➡️ Build ➡️ Teach

How to learn something for realz

Kent C. Dodds

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What this talk is

  • My personal experiences
  • Things I messed up
  • Things I got right
  • How I recommend learning
  • Based on a previous talk: kcd.im/0to60




Consume Curated Content

Learn from others

  • Water-cooler chats
  • Discord/Slack/etc.
  • Open Source
  • Stack Overflow
  • Twitter
  • Meetups
  • Conferences

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.

- George Evans


to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.

-Stephen R. Covey



Filtered List

Why is "x" so...

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.

-Grace Hopper

While persistence offers no guarantees, it does give 'luck' a chance to operate.

- Tom Shippey

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

-Thomas A. Edison

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. 

- Coco Chanel


Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.


Intro to AngularJS

How I got into Egghead

Teaching is nature's way of letting you know how sloppy your understanding is.

-Ashley G. Williams

  • Open Source
  • Blog
  • Screencast
  • Speaking at Meetups/Conferences
  • Answer StackOverflow
  • Help people on Discord/Slack
  • Help in issues on a repo

Teaching Ideas

KCD Learning Clubs

Don't be afraid to try

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

- Wayne Gretzky

Smart    Hard Worker

Hard Worker    Nice



- John Jesse

Make the world a better place


Thank you!

Consume ➡️ Build ➡️ Teach

By Kent C. Dodds

Consume ➡️ Build ➡️ Teach

How do you level up? How do you jumpstart your learning when getting into something new? Nobody has more than 24 hours a day, so how do you maximize the impact of your limited time? In this keynote, I'm going to tell you a bit of my own story, and some tips and tricks that I've learned so you can be as productive as you can be at learning new things and solidifying that knowledge so it's there when you need it.

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