The human brain contains 100 billion nerve cells that each operate at a paltry 100 Hz. Clever wiring, parallel computing, some nifty algorithms, and heavy use of caching helped propel our species to the top of the food chain, fly to the moon, and build waffle makers. But it's not all sunshine and candy. Evolution installed several "bugs" in our brains, including cognitive biases and some serious impediments to acting rationally. In this meta talk, learn a little about how our minds work, and how we can exploit that knowledge to become seriously awesome engineers.