Pair programming tune-up
Based on my blog post series, “Considerate Pair Programming”, this workshop will enable teams to examine and improve their pair-programming practices in a safe environment. Pair programming can often focus on getting the story done. This workshop will help teams discuss their practices and learn how to have meta-conversations about the pairing dynamic. I love pair programming, and want to help you bring it to the next level.
Improv for engineers
Your team will learn the fundamental techniques for improvisational acting including active listening, acceptance of other’s ideas, serving the narrative, and commitment. Using these techniques, engineers can learn new ways to generate novel solutions to complex problems, build high-trust teams, brainstorm without critiquing, and overcome anxiety when public speaking. The emphasis of the workshop is on creativity and spontaneity, not performance.