• Spend 10-30 seconds describing the project you're working on and the specific tasks/components you'll work on during the next 50 minutes

  • Write each task down in the chat area before working on it

  • Declare when you're starting a new task by using the chat feature

  • Be specific when defining each task in the chat

  • Let your partner know at the beginning of the session if you're expecting an urgent phone call or have another reason you need to interrupt what you're working on

  • Work quietly on the task you've declared

  • Consider wearing headphones if in a public place where likely to be approached

  • Announce a bio break, a water break, etc.

  • Check in with your partner to discuss how it went and celebrate a productive session!

  • Mute yourself if you're listening to music or watching videos

  • Smile and be friendly!


  • Start a conversation about what you or your partner is working on

  • Check your phone or answer any unplanned calls or messages

  • Vent or complain

  • Socialize with others around you

  • Get up and disappear without letting your partner know why and for how long

  • Leave early, or without checking in verbally with your partner

  • Disclose anything your partner shares during the session

  • Take screenshots or recordings of your session

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