If you’ve ever struggled to connect and work well with a pair due to a language barrier, differences in background, experience level, or any number of the power imbalances that occur on a daily basis in teams, then Let’s Pair! #3 - Power to the Pair! Is for you.
This zine gives readers the background to understand how their privilege may affect pairing interactions, and offers concrete steps to more equitably engage across differences. It’s required reading for anyone working to build a more inclusive environment while leaning on the power of pairing.
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 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.