From Pair Programming to Pair Writing

Konrad Lawson, Feb. 22, 2016

Konrad Lawson (School of History) will open the discussion with an example of poaching ideas from the world of computer programming to facilitate humanities’ writing processes in teaching and research. 

Pair programming is an approach, sometimes seen as part of a broader set of “extreme programming” practices, which can be found used in some companies and training courses. The practice involves two programmers working together, playing often alternating roles as a “driver” and an “observer” or “navigator.” Konrad will report back on the experience of implementing a version of this idea with students developing ideas for their module long essays in a module on Transnational History co-taught with Dr. Bernhard Struck and used in a daylong workshop setting.

The discussion that follows will hopefully involve exchanging ideas of other borrowing of ideas across disciplines for use in teaching and research. 

Link for reference:

Chronicle of Higher Education ProfHacker: Pair Programming: Could Something Similar Work in the Humanities?

Location and Time:
Feb. 22, 2016, 12-1pm; United College Room 31.