Mob Programming Conference

Copyright Andrea Zuill 2015

April 12-13, 2018 Burlington, MA


Join us for two days of hands-on workshops and peer learning with talks from the founders of Mob Programming. We will bring some of the most experienced “Moberators” (Mob Programming mentors) to Boston so that you can learn through immersion why this is so motivating and productive at the same time. New this year: We’ll have sessions not only for programmers, but for managers and leaders also.

Mob Programming is 6 years old now and it’s catching on all over the world. Mob Programming emerged from the efforts of a team that was focusing on learning how to work well together. They didn’t set out to invent Mob Programming - it simply grew out of exploring better ways to work harmoniously. This will be a global gathering that seeks to grow it even further with the contributions of people from all over the world who are doing Mob Programming regularly and helping others do it.

While working this way seems counter-intuitive, and people often ask “how can 5 people be productive working at one computer?”, we could just as well ask “how can we be productive if we separate the people who should be working together?”  The problems of today are often bigger than one person alone can handle so the skills of teamwork and collaboration are becoming more and more important for all of us.

Teamwork is not only for programmers and those involved in creating software, but also for managers and leaders. Learning to embrace, support, and embody this new level of teamwork is important to all of us. When we do, everyone can excel in their work, and in their life. We’ll have sessions specifically for managers and leaders to learn how Mob Programming works, and to explore how they can best support their teams, and extend these ideas and practices beyond coding.

For more info on what Mob Programming is, see What Is Mob Programming?


Save up to 10% if you register for both Agile Games 2017 and Mob Programming Conferences at the same time!


Program preview

In addition to inspiring keynotes by Jessica Kerr and Woody Zuill, there will be sessions featuring these topics:

  • Woody's Intro to Mob Programming, part 1 / Woody Zuill
  • Coding in a New World – Serverless: Tank Wars / Marcus Hammarberg
  • Test Driven Development in a Mob / Llewellyn Falco
  • Woody's Intro to Mob Programming, part 2 / Woody Zuill
  • Exploratory Testing / Lisa Crispin
  • Jumpstart the Learning Curve with the Mob Programming Role Playing Game / Willem Larsen
  • Digging into a Legacy Code base / Andrea Goulet and Scott Ford
  • Facilitation techniques for Mob Programming / Woody Zuill
  • Coding in a New World – Typescript / Jessica Kerr
  • Coding for Non-Coders with Minecraft / Åsa Liljegren
  • Transitioning from Pairing to Mobbing / Lisa Crispin
  • Introducing Mob Programming to Your Team / Woody Zuill
  • The Power of Refactoring as a Team / Joe Wright
  • Faster Mobbing is Better - Prove it to Yourself! / Llewellyn Falco


In our new "Leaders and Managers" track, we have:

"How Our Company Joined the Mob" - the story of how a group of Mob Programming teams had an unforgettable impact at Clearlink.

A presentation and discussion hosted by 

Torrey Powell, Clearlink Director of Core Technology, and Nate Wixom, Clearlink Director of Marketing Technology


"Mobbing with Execs and Key Stakeholders"  Interactive session hosted by Andrea Goulet, CEO of CorgiBytes       


“Optimizing Our Organizations for Effective Mobbing” Workshop hosted by Marcus Hammarberg, author of "Kanban in Action"

(More sessions to be announced soon!)