Brandon and I are giving a talk about how and why we do remote pair programming when he lives in Nashville, TN, and I live in Johns Creek, GA (a 416 mile round trip) on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Atlanta Ruby Users' Group (ATLRUG).
We will talk about the tools and gear that we use, including what’s in my current setup, pictured here:
The ATLRUG is open to the public and we would love if you could make it out to the event! The schedule is:
- 6:30-7:00 Food / Networking
- 7:15 until ~9:00: Presentations
If you cannot make it, the talk will appear along with the other ATLRUG presentations on the Atlanta Ruby Users' Group YouTube Playlist.
For us, the major pros have been:
- Accountability, Intensity, Focus
- Knowledge Transfer, Shared Learning
- Combined Knowledge, Problem-solving
- Rapport > Competition
- Solving problems > Egos
- Continual Code Review
There have also been some challenges, which I will save for the talk on Wednesday!
In the mean time, Joe Moore, of Pivotal Labs, runs an excellent website dedicated to all things related to remote pair programming. Check it out!