Pair programming madness (or musical chairs for programmers)
I've been meaning to write about this game I developed at the Boston Software Craftsmanship Meetings for a long time and apparently the time for writing is now! It's a fun, silly, chaotic way to pair with friends and strangers. Without further ado here's the description:
- Select a code kata. At Boston SC we've used: https://github.com/moss/messaging-exercise and found it well suited.
- Everyone brings a laptop with their favorite language setup with a testing framework
- Present a code kata and everyone pairs up
- We’ll work on the kata for 15 minutes, then rotate pairs. One person stays + one person goes
- Repeat step 4