Wax On, Wax Off
In lieu of Robert Mee’s guest lecture yesterday, who is the CEO/Founder of Pivotal Labs, we are going to be practicing ‘wax on, wax off.’ In other words, we will be repetitiously working on a single problem with multiple pairing partners. We’ll pair with someone working on the problem for 25 minutes or so, followed by a five minute break, and then we will switch pairs and work on the problem again.
I think this will be a fairly interesting day, as this will be the first time DBC will be holding this type of activity. Actually I hope ‘wax on, wax off’ will continue every friday. This was basically my method of preparation prior to starting DBC, and I think it tremendously helped my learning process. Couple repetition with pair programming and this will be a key feature of the DBC learning experience.