Three Pair Programming Games

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Proposal
Long Form
Beginner

Excerpt

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.

Description

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.

Tags

pair programming

Speaking experience

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.

Speaker