A Mind For Numbers: Better techniques for learning how to code

Nov 17, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 AM


A Mind for Numbers is a nonfiction book I wish had been around when I was younger and I am looking forward to sharing its very actionable, practical insights in this meetup.

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About this event

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ The author of A Mind for Numbers, Barbara Oakley, started out as a Russian language interpreter and spent the better part of her twenties using her language skills in the army, before returning to university as a mature student to embark on MSc degrees, and eventually, a PhD, in computer and electrical engineering. 

πŸ§ͺ Along the way, she picked up a number of techniques for learning how to learn. Backed by insights from neuroscience, her book is a deadly combination of the psychology of learning how to learn and hands-on tips that are easily implemented.

πŸ“™ We will start out with a general overview of the book and continue with how its lessons can be applied to learning how to code. Feel free to bring your questions for the follow-up Q&A. 

This meetup is for you if you:

  • struggle with procrastination
  • find it hard to focus and find yourself easily distracted
  • want to get maximum benefit out of your studies ('work smarter, not harder')
  • you enjoy books like Atomic Habits by James Clear 

See you there! 


πŸ”– How much is this meetup? Do I need to be based in Seoul/Korea? What language is this meetup in? This virtual meetup is free of charge and open to anyone, anywhere. I can have a chat/explain certain bits in Korean if you wish; however, due to the attendees being rather international, I have found that English works best for the time being.

πŸ“‘ Do I have to be a PRO member to join this meetup? No, free and trial account holders can join, too. 

πŸ“– What if I'm early/late? You can check in up to 15 minutes prior. You can join after the event has started.

πŸŽ₯ Will this meet-up be recorded? Yes, and it will be made available on the chapter's YouTube channel. I will let you know when recording starts and ends; I would kindly request that you have your camera on to say hi, at least when the meetup is not being recorded. I understand that some may be camera shy or have privacy concerns but I would also like to know who I am interacting with. 

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Friday, November 17, 2023
2:00 AM – 3:00 AM UTC


2:00 AMIntro & Agenda
2:05 AMA Mind for Numbers: Insights & Strategies
2:45 AMQ&A
2:55 PMWrap-Up


  • Laura Nikulski

    Chapter Leader

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