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SXSWedu 2016

Learning for the Job

Changing roles at a company often involves a self-directed learning process. At Airbnb, it’s common for people to teach themselves new things and move into different roles. We’ve even recently had our first-ever move into the engineering department (from Finance) by a self-taught programmer.

The other speaker, Zane, has spent the last 10 years researching effective learning strategies and writing to help people make transitions just like these. Trying to self-manage a learning curriculum which will set you up for success in a new role can be a full-time task. This session will cover how to set up your own growth plan, find and evaluate learning resources, and ultimately land your new job.

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  1. How to set up a personal learning plan
  2. How to find, evaluate and use the best learning resources
  3. How to use your new skills to change jobs, paths or careers


  • Zane Claes, Software Engineer, Airbnb
  • Kari Tarr, Software Engineer, Airbnb


Zane Claes, Software Engineer, Airbnb

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