The Pair Programming Interview

A session at SPA 2012

Monday 2nd July, 2012

9:45am to 12:30pm (GMT)

One-line description: Practice a Pair Programming Interview

Session format: Workshop (150 mins)

Abstract:Pair Programming Interviews are an effective way to hire developers. In this workshop you will learn how to conduct a Pair Programming Interview.
Practice the role of the interviewer, candidate and the observer in this session.

Audience background: Most suited to developers in Java or C#, who participate in interviews to hire other developers, and developers who expect to be in a pair programming interview and have never been in one before.

Benefits of participating: Exchange ideas with other participants, on how to improve the interview.

As a candidate
Learn what is expected of you in such interviews, avoid common mistakes.

As an interviewer and observer.
Learn how to use the Pair Programming Interview at your company

Materials provided:An interview guideline/ script for the interviewer.
3 coding problems to be implemented by the candidate.

Process:Participants will be introduced to the pair programming interview method. An introduction to the process, and the three roles (Interviewer, Observer and Candidate) will be given.

There will be 3 interview sessions. The participants will swap roles in each session, and experience each of the three roles.

In each session, the candidate will be given a different coding problem, and be expected to solve this in Java or C#. The Interviewer will pair with the candidate to solve the problem. The Observer takes notes during the session.

After the 3 sessions, there will be a retrospective and feed back session

About the speakers

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Paul Shannon

VP Technology at 7digital, Agile Staffordshire Founding Member, Speaker, Author and Motorsport Fan bio from Twitter

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Hibri Marzook

Consultant at @Continohq. Helping teams deliver software with joy. Passionate about APIs, agile, tdd, continuous delivery.

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SPA 2012

England England, London

1st4th July 2012

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Time 9:45am12:30pm GMT

Date Mon 2nd July 2012

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