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Joe Moore has Pair Programmed for 27,000 Hours

In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell posited that 10,000 hours of practice are what it takes to achieve mastery in a field.

Well, Joe Moore (@joem on Twitter), the owner of, has blown past that mark on the subject of pair programming practices and the impact those practices have on real software projects.

He has pair programmed for 27,000 hours and the audience at RailsConf 2014 asked him anything!

At Rietta, we do pair programming as a fundamental part of our development process. That means that I personally know a bit about the topic and what it means for us. However, Joe is a world-class expert on this topic. So when he posts a new talk, I watch it!

Here is the YouTube video along with some others that I think are worth taking a look at.

See the Confreaks original post at I’ve Pair Programmed for 27,000 Hours. Ask Me Anythings!.

If you want to see the presentation that Brandon Dees (@brandondees on Twitter) and I have on our remote pair programming, see Why & How We Remote Pair Program (2013)