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.
This bundle includes the following zines:
- Let’s Pair! #1 - Let’s Pair!
- Let’s Pair! #2 - Build a Pairing Practice!
- Let’s Pair #3 - Power to the Pair!
Let’s Pair! #1 - Let’s Pair!
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! #2 - Build a Pairing Practice!
The second zine of the series focuses on how to develop a habit of pairing and intermediate techniques to build your pairing skills both when your hands are on the keyboard as well as when you’re a bit more hands off. It builds on the skills and vocabulary learned in Let’s Pair!
Let’s Pair! #3 - Power to the Pair!
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! 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.
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.