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Friday, April 12 • 10:00am - 11:30am
When The Mob Encounters "The New", Colin Snyder

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When The Mob Encounters "The New", Colin Snyder 

This is an intermediate-level mobbing session designed to answer the question: "What happens when a mobbing team is asked to use a language or framework completely new to all (or at least the large majority) of the people on the team?". Imagine a team that is asked to start maintaining or building new features in a legacy system they're unfamiliar with or their company makes a technology acquisition which means they have to adapt their knowledge to meet with an unfamiliar new language or framework. These are the types of situations we aim to simulate with this session.

Depending on the size of the session, we will have either one mob or break off into mobs of 4-6 people. At the beginning of the session everyone will be provided with a list of languages and frameworks, as well as a list of beginner-to-intermediate software engineering problems. It's up to each mob to spend about 10 minutes deciding on a language or framework with which no one in the mob has any significant experience and a problem or problems they'd like to try to solve with it. The rest of the session will see each mob use standard mobbing behaviors to learn together what is necessary about the language or framework of their choice to then implement at least one of the software engineering problems. We will break with about 10 minutes remaining to discuss our experiences, difficulties and successes with the session.



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Colin Snyder

Colin Snyder is a songwriter, humanist and budding tech entrepreneur. He first heard about Mob Programming through a seminar run by Woody Zuill back in 2015.  He loves all things Music and spends much of his time either listening to it or developing software for producing it. His... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 1 - Adams

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