FITC Amsterdam 2018

2018-02-19 00:00:00 2018-02-21 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2018 Now in its 11th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Amsterdam FITC Amsterdam


Working with other humans can be challenging; so is solving complicated UX problems. As the systems we build become more complicated, so does the need for better problem solving and communication between disciplines. Paired programming has long been an effective problem solving technique, but did you know that pairing need not be limited to code?

In this talk, you’ll learn why pairing as a technique for deliberate focus is useful for problem solving, learning, and upskilling teams. And how fostering empathy helps to build a culture that has a shared understanding, which can lead to some pretty amazing ideas and solutions.


To inspire problem solving and learning between diverse disciplines, utilizing paired programming techniques.

Target Audience

Anyone looking to learn new techniques for problem solving and education in UX.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What paired programming is and how it’s been used in the past
  2. Why pairing as a technique for deliberate focus is useful for problem solving between diverse disciplines
  3. How creating shared understanding and empathy can upskill your teams
  4. Educational techniques that actually work, based on extensive experience teaching UX and front-end development skills in bootcamps, workshops and post secondary institutions
  5. How to effectively run a pairing session