Events

An alternative way to talk about our craft: Learnings from Tuesday Night Testing

The timer buzzed and Mark was cut off from speaking. Such is the abruptness of Lean Coffee. A majority of upwards facing thumbs appeared on the many video screens in front of me. The discussion continued as I frantically captured notes. Luckily I didn't have my early morning fuzzy head on. It was ...

How to run Tuesday Night Testing

"How about we do something on a Tuesday night? Nobody goes out on a Tuesday night. We could call it Tuesday Night Testing? Or TNT for short!". Little did I know that the next day I would take my slightly flippant idea seriously. Inspired by Weekend Testing and Lean Coffee I felt an urge to experi...

Mindset or methodology? Software Testing Clinic – Session 7: Agile Testing

The stakeholder can only speak to the BA who can only speak to the developer who probably won't speak to the tester. Time's up! Did you do any testing? This was Waterfall in its full glory, recreated during Session 7 of the Software Testing Clinic. I couldn't get enough of how awkward it felt with...

Conversations, questions and doing the unexpected: Software Testing Clinic – Session 5: Testing Interviews

The guy freaked! He'd lied about his two businesses. In a panic he flapped his arms and knocked over the glass of water. The interviewer mopped up the mess with the CV and suggested it was time to leave. Session 5 of the Software Testing Clinic had afforded me the opportunity to share this story. I...

"Clients don't appreciate the finer technical details of your quality. It's quite crushing.": May's Digital Croydon

May's Digital Croydon saw the technologists of Croydon Tech City gather at Sussex Innovation Centre. I was there to listen to the three fascinating talks, I'll try to give you a glimpse of some of the great content I heard. Jay George, Web Designer and co-founder of BrewPixel.com First up Jay Ge...