The first zine in the Let’s Pair! series illustrates the ways that pairing can improve your effectiveness. It lays out why we pair, as well as what to do to get started pairing. While it’s perfect for people new to pairing, more seasoned practitioners may enjoy using the zine to review pairing fundamentals and how to introduce pairing to others.
Let’s Pair! packages real-world pairing insights into a series of adorable, author-illustrated zines. All zines are available for digital pre-order now, with delivery planned for January 2019.
Pairing is a technique in which two or more people tackle a problem together. Doing so can speed up development, create better code, create collective ownership of code on a team, and increase the teams’ overall cohesion.
This zine series starts with the foundations, then dives into more advanced techniques and philosophies. They may be purchased in a digital zine bundle or as individual zines.
- Let’s Pair! #1 - Let's Pair!
- Let’s Pair! #2 - Build a Pairing Practice!
- Let’s Pair #3 - Power to the Pair!
About the Authors
Marlena Compton, Jennifer Tu, and Betsy Haibel are experienced software professionals with a great fondness for pairing. They have worked in industries ranging from healthcare to finance to infrastructure. Marlena honed her training skills as part of IBM’s BlueMix Garage, an extreme-programming incubator for IBM and IBM clients.