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Marlena ComptonBy Marlena Compton
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Marlena ComptonBy Marlena Compton
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$5,108
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
119
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 5 2018 4:58 AM UTC +00:00.

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About

Why Pairing? 

Pair programming is well-known as a way to speed up development, write better code and increase collective ownership of code on a team. Pairing is also a great way to help a team of people get to know each other at the level of writing code.

We will show you how to set up pair programming, and, more importantly how to keep going with it.

Just as every worthwhile coding practice has its challenges, pair programming comes with it’s own set of potential problems. We will examine some different ways that pair programming can go wrong and how to change things up so that it’s more fun.

From the organizers of Pear Conf

Marlena, Jennifer and Betsy have worked at companies such as IBM, Pivotal, ActBlue and One Medical Group. Each has experienced pair programming in a variety of different environments on different types of teams.

Risks and challenges

Risks:
The largest risk is having all 3 zines finished, edited and published by January, but there are 3 of us working together. The more backers we get, the more of that time we can dedicate to working on these zines.

An additional risk is getting the plushy pear manufactured in the midst of the holiday season. We've been talking to different manufacturers about the process and all assure us that the pear, itself, is a pretty simple plush to make. The manufacturer we choose will depend on the number of backers as some require a minimum of 1000 pears (picture it! 1000 plush pears..whoa!!!) while other manufacturers are willing to do a minimum of 250 pears.

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