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Why & How We Remote Pair Program

by Frank Rietta

Published October 12, 2013 in Programming

The video of this talk is available on the ATLRUG YouTube Playlist at http://bit.ly/1gCjO4f. The excellent Q&A session starts at 31 minutes.

Brandon Dees and I gave a this talk about how and why we do remote pair programming when he lives in Nashville, TN, and I live in Johns Creek, GA (a 416 mile round trip) on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Atlanta Ruby Users' Group (ATLRUG).

We cover the pros and cons of remote pair programming. Explain a bit about how our typical work day is structured. Finally, we go into what gear is required and show off the studio gear that we have put together for our own use.

If you take away only one thing, please remember that good programming is ultimately about teamwork. It requires continual communication and mutual respect.

Oh, by the way, we did indeed remote pair program this presentation using Google Slides.