Pair Programming: Better Than Adderall | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

On December 4, 2018, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Pair Programming: Better Than Adderall.” Presenter Matt Kleiman, software engineer at Pivotal Labs, described how his Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and other learning disabilities deterred his success on traditional software development teams.  He shared how the process of pair programming provides him with a feedback loop for his thoughts and a partner to hold him accountable eight hours a day, providing him with a disciplined structure for operating and serving as the perfect counterweight to inevitable distractions.

Here are some of our highlights from Matt Kleiman’s presentation: