Pair programming: Supporting Your Jr Devs Right

by Kisha Delain | at Minnebar spring 2020 (canceled)

Hey! You're a senior programmer! You want to mentor that new person, and what better way than to pair up with them on some programming? There's all kinds of advice out there on different ways to pair program, and you have a ton of wisdom to impart. But you're worried: what if you overwhelm your junior dev? How can you make this a good experience for them? Let's talk about some ways that might help, and some things to try if things go off the rails.

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Kisha Delain

Kisha is a Sr. Software Engineer at Patterson Companies. Things she loves: digging into stakeholder use cases, figuring out how business logic turns into code requirements, learning yet another programming language. She likes to use the appropriate tools for the job, and she liked the fancy sander for smoothing off edges enough that she bought one for herself. Don't ask her about flying planes because she won't shut up about it.