Are you smart? If you’re a programmer, then you have probably been described as “smart” at times during your school or work career. But what does it mean to be smart? And how does this affect how you approach problems, and how you learn new things? In this talk, Allison Kaptur describes two different attitudes toward intelligence and learning: Are people born smart, or are they smart as the result of hard work? How you view yourself, how you view intelligence, and how you attack problems, are all affected by how you think about intelligence. This talk describes ways that developers can challenge themselves, help others, and work so that everyone can learn and grow as effectively as possible.