3:45 p.m. | Room 3 (plenary hall, bar side)

How do I learn and how
Am I giving myself a kick up the backside?

Marc van ‘t Veer

Performance testing for AVROTROS’ “Who is the Mole?” within a top team: how nice do you want it? As a tester, I want to provide the best possible feedback and advice. However, as a performance tester, I had to learn a lot in a short period of time. Spoiler: that did not go smoothly. I believe my development is my own responsibility, but you can get in your own way quite a bit when learning new skills. Learning seems fun, but that is mostly in hindsight. As long as you’re in the middle of it, it’s often frustrating: “Why can’t this work? I don’t understand a thing!”

In this workshop we will discuss learning strategies and how to help yourself. I explain why this “frustration phase” is essential to the learning process and how to find your way up. We go through this phase together and discover strategies to get through this learning pit.