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Anna Ravenscroft

Anna Martelli Ravenscroft is an experienced speaker and trainer, in a wide range of topics from church to regional transit to disaster preparedness. While not a professional programmer, Anna is a Python enthusiast, and active member of the Open Source community: as a PSF Fellow, and winner of the 2013 Frank Willison Memorial Award for contributions to the Python community. Anna co-authored the Python Cookbook, 2d ed and Python in a Nutshell, 3rd ed.

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Overcoming Cognitive Bias

Etc, Novice
8/12/2017 | 3:15 PM-4:15 PM | Robertson 3

Description

Starting with a brief description of how built-in mechanisms in our brains lead to cognitive bias, the talk will address how a variety of cognitive biases manifest in the Python and tech communities, and how to overcome them.

Abstract

Starting with a brief description of how built-in mechanisms in our brains lead to cognitive bias (including stereotyping, confirmation bias, in-group bias, selective perception) , the talk will address how these cognitive biases manifest in the Python and tech communities, how they interfere with creating a meritocracy, and how to overcome them.