For the 1st time ever CAST is coming to the southern part of the globe! So don’t miss your spot! I think most (I’m guessing all) of yours truly from here will be there.
And with Michael Bolton and Goranka Bjedov as Keynote speakers you can’t really go wrong now can you?
So book your seat now! Early bird prices too. https://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/conference/castx17-call-for-proposals/packages-and-pricing/
I’ve just returned from Melbourne, where the inaugural Australia Testing Days 2016 (#ATD2k16) was held. I love these conferences. They are really what drives our community. In this case the TEAM Meetup Melbourne gave rise to the conference, which is new. Usually it’s the other way around, that smaller groups emerge from conferences. Nonetheless I thought it was a great success. People seemed to enjoy themselves and by the amount of participation I saw they were keenly interested too.
Just a follow up on the 2015 Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing (Aug 2015). Find my write-up here:
In attendance this year were:
James Bach, Oliver Erlewein, Richard Robinson, Aaron Hodder, Sarah Burgess, Andy Harwood, Adam Howard, Mark Boyt, Chris Priest, Mike Talks, Joshua Raine, Scott Griffiths, John Lockhart, Sean Cresswell, Rachel Carson, Till Neunast, James Hailstone, David Robinson and Katrina Clokie
Posted in Communities, Event, Exploratory Testing
- Tagged communities, event, experience report, James Bach, KWST, Oliver, Roles, Test leaders, Thought leadership
As you probably can’t have overlooked there is a Petition out for stopping ISO29119. On this blog we have all signed the petition and wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments/concerns that a lot of testers have. Since there’s been a lot written about this we don’t think we have much detail to add. So if you want to sign the petition go here:
If you need the short and low down we suggest reading the excellent abstract by Michael Bolton here. The CAST presentation/video that kicked it all off here.
Also see our original post from way back when here. For MUCH more in depth stuff read everything you can find here (see you in a week or so 😉 ).
We’re all hoping you will join in supporting this cause. Also follow twitter hashtag #stop29119 for new developments.
by Oliver Erlewein
Posted in Certification, Communities, Context Driven Testing, Standardization
- Tagged CAST, communities, ISO29119, ISTQB, James Bach, James Christie, Michael Bolton, standardization
In the spirit of gamification, Sydney Testers Meetup have definitely levelled-up. Significant advancements in structure and commitment have seen a robust
platform to operate the meeting format from.
Last Wednesday’s evening on Test Automation, Vibe Hotel Sydney CBD, was a very successful event.
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- Tagged Automation, communities, Let's Test, Meetup, Richard, Robinson, SCRIMPS-STD, Sydney Testers, Test Automation
So, CITCON Auckland (http://www.citconf.com/) is over and what a blast it was!
What I really like about this conference is, that there is such a diversity of people coming to it. It is not the usual siloed Dev/Test/BA/… type conference but attendees come from all over. That means the know-how is totally diverse, as are the topics. And these were the topics (click on the pic to get the full res version):
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- Tagged CITCON, communities, Continuous Deploy, Continuous Integration, Dice, event, experience report, fun, Oliver, Thought leadership
The Australasian testing community has another reason to rejoice. We welcome the 1st issue of Testing Trapeze Magaine! Katrina has done a wonderful (and often hard) job of pulling together a fantastic magazine. And two of our own HTW writers, Aaron and David, are in it with cool articles that I am sure will rock some boats. So take some time over the weekend to have a look and read and I’m sure you will not be disappointed. And if you have something to say get in contact with Katrina to get published in future releases.
We’re often in a spot, where we have to interview testers for a position. We also get interviewed ourselves. So as someone who considers himself aligning to CDT, how do you recognise who you have in an interview?
Over the years I’ve developed my own style and it gets me usable results but Rex Black and Michael Bolton have put it so nicely into this FaceBook post I really can’t resist posting it here. It makes the point so well I couldn’t possibly add anything more to it.
So if you ever wondered who you are or what a CDT tester interview looks like…
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- Tagged CDT, communities, ISTQB, Michael Bolton, Oliver, personal, possum, Scripted Testing, Test leaders, Thought leadership
Not too long ago I received an email from my then CEO bringing my attention to an email he had received. For some context, I will say that this CEO was very much in touch with all his staff, he wasn’t ‘removed’ in anyway so it wasn’t uncommon to receive an email from him (a brilliant trait I might add).
Upon my first read of the email I thought it was a joke. Have a look for yourself, then I’ll provide some thoughts.
The Association for Software Testing (AST) has this year funded large parts of KWST. So I wrote a report for them on what we did. I thought I’d share here too.
The Third Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing
by Oliver Erlewein
It’s winter in the southern hemisphere: The weather is getting cold and windy, and people are staying inside. But not all! Testers from all over Australia and New Zealand were flocking to one of the testing highlights of the year, the two day long Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing (KWST) held in Wellington, New Zealand.
This is the third time round and we’re going from strength to strength. This time 19 people were sharing their experiences – LAWST style – about “Lighting the way; Educating others and ourselves about software testing”.
Posted in Context Driven Testing, Event
- Tagged Aaron, Brian, CDT, communities, education, event, experience report, KWST, Oliver, Richard, Test leaders, Thought leadership