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Erica Kwan
Erica Kwan committed Jun 23, 2011
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### What I like about Pairing
**It's easier to learn about how things work.** I felt productive the first week I starting working at Square and if I have a question about something, there are at least 2 people I can ask.
**It's easier to learn about how things work.** I felt productive the first week I started working at Square and if I have a question about something, there are at least 2 people I can ask.
**I like having someone to bounce ideas off of and talking things out.** I always have. Starting in high school I found that explaining something to someone else was the best way to confirm that I understood a concept. Having a pair to talk to and debate with is great.
**I don't really like doing code reviews.** I do these sometimes because my coworkers will write some code by themselves and everything needs to be reviewed. I feel more comfortable being responsible for code that I helped write than code I reviewed.
**I feel more focused when I pair.** It's so much easier to be distracted by the Internet when I'm coding by myself. When I'm working with someone else, I will work with them without interruption for hours.
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**Too much social interaction.** I'm an introvert, I find talking to people for long stretches of time very hard. I miss being able to sit on a couch and listen to music for a couple hours and bang out a feature. I've been able to do this every once in a while, but not very often.
**It can be frustrating.** Sometimes I have a hard time communicating with other people. Pairing involves a lot of talking and I get frustrated when I can't get ideas across. Also, there are days where I don't like being the one not typing or I don't like being the one typing. If I'm not typing, I feel like I don't pay attention as much. If I am typing I don't like having someone else see all the stupid mistakes I make while I'm coding.
**I feel stuck with people.** When I first starting at Square, everyone who paired would rotate pairs amongst each other every couple of days. Now, pair rotation happens less and there are less people I am allowed to pair with because of a change in team structure. I now spend a lot of time working with the same people. I enjoy working with these people, but I do miss working with my other coworkers, who I feel like I talk to less and less.
**I feel stuck with people.** When I first started at Square, everyone who paired would rotate pairs amongst each other every couple of days. Now, pair rotation happens less and there are less people I am allowed to pair with because of a change in team structure. I spend a lot of time working with the same people. I enjoy working with these people, but I do miss working with my other coworkers, who I don't talk to as much as I used to.
Overall, I really like pairing. If I did it for the rest of my career I think I could be happy doing it, given I enjoy working with the people I pair with.

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