schedule Mar 22nd 02:00 - 03:30 PM place Neptune people 56 Interested

In a way, pair programming is like riding a bicycle. You could read a book about it, you could watch videos of other people doing it, but you can only really learn it by doing it.

This workshop not only gives people a chance to experience pair programming, but to examine that experience in depth and see how their practice can be improved.

The “promiscuous pairing” technique is used, followed by an extended feedback session where participants analyse the strengths of pairing, and look at how they can improve their interactions with their colleagues.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

• Total length of workshop: 90 minutes

• Introduction : 5 minutes

• Exercises: (total workshop - introduction, theory and retrospective time.)

• Small exercises : 7 * 10 min pairing round

• Joined retrospective: 15 minutes

Learning Outcome

The outcome of the Pair Programming workshop came as a surprise. My intention was to convince my team to use pair programming more often and on their own initiative. It really worked! They followed the course with the same passion as Yves taught it. Each team member quickly saw the advantages during the practice part and that was all it took.

Vincent Vanderheeren Agile Change/Kanban Coach

Target Audience

Anyone interested in experiencing PairProgramming

Prerequisites for Attendees

Preferable most of the participants have some experience in programming.
Participants need to bring a computer with an development environment ready.
We need one computer per two participant.



schedule Submitted 6 months ago

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  • Anand Bagmar
    By Anand Bagmar  ~  5 months ago
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    Hi Yves,

    Since this is a half-day workshop submission, 

    • What is the maximum number of participants that you can work with for the day?
    • What are the prerequisites needed for participants (knowledge, infrastructure, etc.)
    • What type of logistics would be required to conduct this workshop?
    • Yves Hanoulle
      By Yves Hanoulle  ~  5 months ago
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      • What is the maximum number of participants that you can work with for the day?

        I have done it up to 50 students. Then it can help to have a person to help out with the logistics. 


      so people might work in a language they don't know.
      they mostly works, yet it helps a lot if they have good internet acces to look for answers when stuck.
      What are the prerequisites needed for participants (knowledge, infrastructure, etc.)

      We need one pc per two people
      We  need tables /space that  allow  people to  swap  places easily.

      In most cases people bring their own laptop and let them on the table, I make the explicit request to not fool around on eachother computers. That question + the fact that they are always with two on a computer, seems to make it work.

      They typically start in the language/environment that is used by the person who's computer it is.


      What type of logistics would be required to conduct this workshop?


      • =>as mentioned:internet,tables  and  a room  I can  visit before  to see  how  I can  arrange everything
        preferable  an  hour  before  to  arrange  the  setting
        ==> a  projector
        drinks  available  near  by

        does this  help?

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