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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Mob Programming Workshop

All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place, and on the same computer. Mob Programming is a cost-effective, collaborative, and fun way to get work done—together. It's a whole-team approach to development, where coding, designing, testing, and working with the “customer”—partner, product owner, user—are all done as a team. In this workshop, led by Mob Programming pioneer Woody Zuill, experience Mob Programming hands-on while learning the mechanics of how to work together as a mob and the techniques that make this form of development so effective. Learn how a mob performs sample project work, including creating user stories, prioritization, test-driven development, refactoring, and retrospectives. Join Woody for this hands-on education in the art of mobbing and discover its significant benefits for your teams.

Bring a laptop with a development environment of your choice with a unit test framework (such as jUnit, nUnit, or whatever you use).

Woody Zuill
Independent Consultant

An independent senior agile consultant, trainer, and guide, Woody Zuill has been programming computers for thirty-plus years. As a pioneer of the Mob Programming approach of teamwork for software development, he has been sharing presentations and workshops on Mob Programming for conferences, user groups, and organizations worldwide. Woody is considered one of the founders of the "#NoEstimates" discussion on Twitter. He believes that code must be simple, clean, and maintainable so we can realize the agile promise of “responding to change,” and that we must constantly “reflect, tune, and adjust” so we can continuously grow our skills and improve our capabilities.