Introduction to Pairing

In this half-day workshop, we walk engineering teams through pairing techniques, offer strategies for navigating common failure modes, and equip teams with new tools for increasing their collaboration and communication.

This workshop is suited for all.

Are you looking for -

  • A practical offsite activity that will both build teamwork and give your team skills they can directly apply to their work?
  • Ways to break up your knowledge silos and encourage your team to share knowledge more freely?
  • An introduction to pair programming that conveys not just the mechanics, but the joy of pairing?

Introduction to Pairing was designed for you! Over our half-day workshop, we walk engineering teams through pairing techniques, offer strategies for navigating common failure modes, and equip teams with new tools for increasing their collaboration and communication.

Participant Outcomes:

  • Understand the benefits of pairing, when to (or not to) pair
  • Hands-on practice with several different pairing techniques
  • Learn to troubleshoot common pairing problems
  • Resources for continued practice

Expectations for attendees:

  • No prior knowledge or experience with pairing required - only an open mind and interest in pairing
  • Attendees should bring a laptop with a developer environment set up
  • Optional: bring external keyboards / mice / trackpads / monitors

"Cohere was able to answer questions in ways that everyone on the call could understand and relate to. Not only did I get a list of stuff to do to help us scale, but our COO had an understanding of why it should be done!"

Melinda

Melinda Minch - Freelance Full Stack Software Developer, Violinist, and Engineer for Traditions of the Ancestors