I started live coding earlier this year on Twitch. It started off as a small experiment, and then I started getting into a groove. Initially I was live coding by myself, but then I thought it might be fun and helpful to engage with the folks that contribute to the open source project I work on, Forem, the code that runs DEV.

Live Code Pairings

So I asked the DEV community if anyone was interested in pairing and folks definitely were. I did my first pairing with Sophia Li near the end of July 2020.

The goal of these pairings is a few things:

  • It's potentially intimidating for people to contribute to an open source project, so why not help them out?
  • Some folks are looking to land their first role. I thought this could be a great way to give them some exposure and confidence to help them along their way to landing that first role while contributing to a real world code base.
  • They are learning in public because we are streaming on the Internet.
  • It's fun meeting people from the community.
  • I potentially get to learn new things as well!

If you want to check out my stream, visit livecoding.ca. And if you're interested in pairing, fill out the pairing form. I initially started pairing on my stream, but since the pairings are all Forem based, I've been doing them on the DEV Twitch stream. If you want to pair on something non-Forem based, we can pair on my own stream.

Pair Programming: Working on Podcast Validation with Community Member Marie Antons

Pair Programming Thursday: Enhancing the Twitch Liquid Tag with Rachael Wright-Munn

Pairing with Eliot Sanford on an Accessibility Issue in the Forem Code Base

Pairing with Taniyah Jackson on a Forem/DEV issue

Building out the Go Playground Liquid Tag for DEV with Chuck Smith

Converting a Preact Component to use hooks with Sophia Li

Other Live Coding/Streaming Projects

Walkthrough Wednesdays

I thought this would be a fun way to explore the tech in Forem, but it can also be used for going through features in Forem and even non-Forem related stuff, like explaining some sort of tech.

Hacktoberfest 2020 Twitch Stream Highlights

Some highlights we did for Hacktoberfest 2020.