Three Pair Programming Games*
Pair programming is a great technique for learning and collaborating, but it can be a challenge if you're not used to it. In this hands-on workshop, I'll use short, structured exercises to give you a taste of what great pairing can be like.
Pair programming is a great technique for learning and collaborating, but it can be a challenge if you’re not used to it. In this hands-on workshop, I’ll use short, structured exercises to give you a taste of what great pairing can be like. As a group, we’ll also discuss some of the benefits of pairing, some of the challenges it can present when it goes poorly, and how to improve your pairing experiences.
Hands-on practice is a big part of this workshop, so come prepared to do some programming! If you can, please bring a laptop with a working development environment. The choice of language is up to you.
I've spoken at Agile 2010 and 2012, at Agile Games 2012, and at a number of local groups around Boston.
I've run this workshop a handful of times now, both at conferences and with development teams at my consulting clients. Every time I do, people seem to come away excited and full of ideas, so I intend to keep doing it.
Moss lives in Boston, MA, where he works for Luminoso as a Python developer. His particular passion is working to make code so readable it invites people to use and change it. He has a growing interest in teaching development skills, and in finding ways to make the art of programming more inviting and accessible to newcomers.
- Title: How I Learned Haskell by Writing Tiny Games
- Track: Hacks
- Room: B304
- Time: 4:45 – 5:30pm
Earlier this year, I started teaching myself Haskell by using it to write short, text-based games. In this session I’ll share what I learned, both about Haskell and about learning new things.
- Speakers: Moss Collum