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Science-Backed Productivity Playlists To Help You Dive Into Deep Work

Nairobi
Sat, Jan 15, 5:00 PM (EAT)

55 RSVP'ed

Does Mozart really make you smart? Can turning up the beat turn up your productivity? The truth, as it turns out, is complicated. Amy Rigby from Trello pored over the research on which sounds are best for productivity, busting through myths and curating the best tracks for each genre. So fire up your laptop and plug in your headphones as we find your next favorite productivity playlist.

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Does Mozart really make you smart? Can turning up the beat turn up your productivity? The truth, as it turns out, is complicated.

To get to the bottom of this deep work dilemma, I pored over the research on which sounds are best for productivity, busting through myths and curating the best tracks for each genre. So fire up your laptop and plug in your headphones as we find your next favorite productivity playlist.


What Deep Work Author Cal Newport Says About Listening to Music While You Work

Since the term “deep work” was made popular by Cal Newport’s best-selling book of the same name, let’s find out his take on music’s effect on concentration.

“What I’ve learned is you have to train or habituate yourself to whatever the music type is,” Newport said in an interview with Author Hour. As an example, Newport spoke of an author who wrote a million words in one year while listening to, of all things, Metallica.

“I’ve found this again and again,” Newport continued, “people habituate the different types of music, and then the actual content of the music doesn’t really matter. It’s the ritual they built up.”

In the same vein, music (especially a specific song, playlist, or genre) can serve as a cue that triggers a habit. As described by James Clear, a habit loop consists of:

  1. Cue
  2. Craving
  3. Response
  4. Reward

Like Pavlov’s dogs, we can train ourselves to react in the desired way to a specific cue (in Pavlov’s dog’s case, the mere sound of a bell was enough to make them salivate in expectation of food). So, in the same way, that a dinging sound prompts you to check your iPhone or lying down in bed makes you feel sleepy, a song or playlist that you consistently work to may prompt you to “get in the zone” and be productive.

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Agenda:

  • Registration
  • Introduction: Atlassian and AC Nairobi
  • Science-Backed Productivity Playlists To Help You Dive Into Deep Work
  • Networking

We have over 2900 members and we meet regularly to encourage better use of Atlassian tools among current or prospective users. Our events typically offer several talks, free food/drink, and networking with 50-150 attendees.

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Atlassian Community Nairobi is an award-winning community. (SET THE STANDARD 2018 - Atlassian Summit 2018, MOST ACTIVE in EMEA 2017-Atlassian Summit Europe 2017) and (Global MASTER OF CONVERSION WINNER 2017-Atlassian Summit US 2017).

Requirements for attendees:

  • We will limit our attendees for now (Those who have RSVP'd on ace.atlassian.com/nairobi/ will be prioritized.
  • Provide your own mask and have it throughout at the venue
  • The temperature will be scanned before admission.
  • High-risk members (Over 65yrs and those with pre-existing conditions) are requested to avoid attending
  • Social distance will be observed (1 meter apart) throughout the event

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Speaker

  • Michael Kimathi

    Michael Kimathi

    Impact Masters & Africa's Talking

    Consulting Entrepreneur & Developer Relations Community

    He connects people to solutions that empower them to realize their highest potential and as a result, this has produced professionals and scalable businesses. In his free time, you will find him leading the developer community. His name is Michael Kimathi and this is his life purpose. Entrepreneur in Music and Technology. Driven by the purpose and love of people. Experienced Leader, Founder, a…

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When

Saturday, Jan 15
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EAT)

Where

iHub, 6th Floor, Senteu Plaza
Galana/Lenana Road Junction Nairobi, Kenya00505

Group Leader

  • Michael Kimathi

    Michael Kimathi

    Impact Masters

    Atlassian Community Leader

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