As UX professionals, we pride ourselves on our empathy for our users, yet we often struggle to bridge the gap with the developers who conjure our designs into reality. UXers and Developers often think much alike – both professions call for creativity, attention to detail, and an analytical perspective – but we work from different playbooks. We speak of minimalist design; developers speak of elegant code. We look to UX design patterns, developers look to Object Oriented design patterns. This presentation explores areas of common ground and techniques for ‘working across the aisle’ via documentation, communication, and collaboration.