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Develop Technical Recall Skills: Spaced Repetition with Anki

  • Friday, May 08, 2020 at 10:30 AM EDT (2020-05-08 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Joshua Wright

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If you're like me, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge you're supposed to learn and recall at a moment's notice. Also like me, you may have trouble sorting through all of the amazing technical content we get online. There's an interesting science behind our human ability to learn and recall technical information, and some best-practices you can apply to improve your recall and memorization skills. Whether you're studying for a certification exam, undertaking self-paced training online, or preparing to participate in an online class, you're going to be challenged to learn and remember technical concepts. In this talk we'll look at the techniques adapted by medical students, polyglots, and the most successful information security analysts to learn and commit new topics to memory for long-term recall. We'll cover the amazing Anki tool, and how you can apply spaced repetition to develop long-term recall for any technical subject.

Speaker Bio

Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright is a senior technical analyst with Counter Hack, a company devoted to the development of information security challenges for education, evaluation and competition. Through his experiences as a penetration tester, Josh has worked with hundreds of organizations on attacking and defending mobile devices and wireless systems, ethically disclosing significant product and protocol security weaknesses to well-known organizations. As an open source software advocate, Josh has conducted cutting-edge research resulting in several software tools that are commonly used to evaluate the security of widely deployed technology targeting WiFi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee wireless systems, smart grid deployments, and the Android and Apple iOS mobile device platforms. As the technical lead of the innovative CyberCity, Josh also oversees and manages the development of critical training and educational missions for cyberwarriors in the US military, government agencies, and critical infrastructure providers.

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