Naming Slack huddles

Dec 22, 2023 · 2 min read

I’m pair programming more and more nowadays. One thing that features heavily in pair programming is a Slack huddle. My main recommendation is to name the Slack huddle.

Slack is a very useful tool to use when pair programming. For me, it’s simply the ability to draw on each others screen. Trying to describe the many buttons, areas of an IDE, or where to change a line of code is painful. Being able to draw on the screen is not.

So, why are we naming the Slack huddles then?

For me, it comes down to these things:

Another habit I’ve got into is sharing links, context, decisions, and outcomes in the Huddle thread. This all becomes referenceable content for others in the team.

Happy huddling folks.

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