Pair programming with GitHub Copilot

November 10, 2023 from 15:00 to 15:25

Speaker: Frederieke Scheper

In the dark ages of the pandemic, we learned that Sinéad O’Connor was so right with her song “Nothing Compares 2 U”. There’s nothing like working together side by side with your colleagues. Especially pair programming. Or is there?

In this slideless session, I’ll be live coding in an Agile / TDD style together with the attendees and GitHub Copilot. Let’s see if it lives up to its promise: “Focus on solving bigger problems by spending less time creating boilerplate and repetitive code patterns and more time on what matters: building great software.”

With more than 20 years of enterprise software development experience, Frederieke is familiar with all the usual technologies in the Java EE software development world. Since the advent of functional languages on the JVM, she started working on Big and Fast Data technologies using with Python, Java and Scala. Outside work she is actively contributing to the Java Meetup in Groningen (NL). She is currently working on the re-architecture of mainframe based applications for the Dutch Tax and Customs authority.