DevDays Europe 2022

Stacy Cashmore
Position: Tech Explorer DevOps

Company: Omniplan

Country: The Netherlands


Stacy is Tech Explorer DevOps at Omniplan, and Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies.

She’s been developing software since the mid-1990s and has been speaking about improving the way we develop software at conferences and meetups since 2018

As well as sparing with the software architect about technical issues, she spends her time helping the development team, and the wider company, with continuous improvement in terms of technical work, process, and, of course, working together as a team.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her classic car, cooking, playing the piano badly, and spending time with her family, doing amongst other things, building a Lego modular building city in their house.


How to Really Work as a Team – From Sleepy to Strong Pair Programming

So many people think that pair programming is a boring waste of time and effort. Stacy will explain how their team made it work, and what benefits they got out of it!

Stacy loves working in a team, bouncing ideas off each other and using our combined strengths to produce something that as individuals we wouldn’t be able to come up with.

One way she likes to do this is pair programming. But, when she talks to people about this, often gets told it’s a waste of time. That it’s about one person working hard whilst the other looks on, superfluous to the process. And let’s face it, most of us have experienced this when trying it out!

Stacy is going to show you how they went from this sleepy type of pair programming to being super productive when working with multiple developers on one machine!

Not the one person working, one person staring into space type of pair programming, but actually providing value to each other, making the extra effort worthwhile, and bringing extra benefits to the team as a whole.

Session Keywords

🔑 Teamwork
🔑 Agile
🔑 Development

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