18:30 – Turn up, have a drink, a snack, and a chat (food, soft drinks, beer, coffee)
19:00 – The Surprising truth about your Brain: How to be at your best more often - Dr. Jon Finn
19:30 – break
19:40 – A really DRY talk on API’s - Gareth Midwood
20:10ish – Pop over to the pub for a chat and a drink
This is a free event, open to all. There will be some beers, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and food provided, inc. vegetarian, if you have any other dietary requirements send us a message.
★ A really DRY talk on API's
Gareth Midwood - https://twitter.com/gmidwood
Building an API package that uses interfaces with the ability to 'drop in' new services.
Gareth is a Leeds based website person - lover of football, food and internet based japery. Works at https://www.twitter.com/creode and has spoken at LeedsPHP multiple times. He's always great.
★ The Surprising truth about your Brain: How to be at your best more often
Dr. Jon Finn - https://twitter.com/TougherMinds
Technology is changing at lightning speed and it can often feel like you’re just not keeping up. This can lead to feelings of personal doubt (e.g. imposter syndrome) and mental fatigue. The suspiring truth is that these feelings of doubt are a natural response to 21st century life. This is because your brain is designed to survive and not flourish. This session will show how your brain is designed to work, why we sometimes doubt ourselves and beat ourselves up, and how we all can begin to build resilience.
1. The dominant survival brain – the limbic regions
2. Why dwelling on unhelpful thoughts can become an unhelpful habit
3. The important role of the pre-frontal cortex in being resilient
Dr. Jon Finn is the founder and Managing Director of Tougher Minds; passionate about making complex science simple, so that people can use these insights to be their best and help others to be at their best.
Much of his current work is helping individuals, teams and managers in London, and the USA, to harness individual and team success in the challenging modern work and societal context. This work includes supporting developers working for banks, investment managers and high-growth start ups to be at their best.
Jon has been working in the field of performance psychology and behaviour change for over 17 years. He completed his PhD at Leeds Beckett University investigating the role of emotional regulation in the challenging transitions of some of Britain’s most high-performing athletes. He has worked extensively in elite sport, particularly in professional football, rugby, cricket and golf.