A few months ago, I wrote about the importance of rigorous thinking in the work I do. Continual learning plays a key role to support that.

One way we’ve approached continual learning at Kickstarter is through small study groups. As an exercise in pair learning, my colleague Jeffrey Doker and I recently finished working through Hadley Wickham’s Advanced R. We enjoyed the experience so much we wrote about it on the Kickstarter engineering blog.

I think our takeaways are useful for anyone who wants to incorporate continual learning into their work culture. If you try it, I’d love to hear about your experience.