Mob programming

University of Sheffield Enterprise, 210 Portobello, S1 4AE
6.30pm to 8.30pm

September’s meeting is a group session in “Mob Programming”.

Mob Programming is a development practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer.


In practice we, as a mob, try to ensure that everyone has an equal voice. We want to take the best possible approach and evaluate them with an objective eye. When trying to decide on an architectural approach everyone in the mob can say their idea however effective or ineffective the approach might be. Having multiple ways to do something is good because it will help us refine our thinking about how an approach should be done. Many times we have taken parts of multiple approaches suggested.

We’ll put together some Ruby problems and approache them as a group, rotating the ‘driver’ every 15 minutes. We’ll all be working together so there’s no need to bring a laptop.


With the help of epiGenesys, we’re at the Enterprise Zone this month.

Join our Google+ event to let us know you’re coming.

Someone will be around from 18.15 if you’re around and we’ll probably head out to the pub afterwards.