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
The Let’s Test Oz Program has been announced today, and it’s awesome!
It gives me great pleasure, and pride, to also announce that every member of Hello Test World will be actively involved in what’s set to be the biggest Context-Driven Testing event in the Southern Hemisphere! I can’t actually prove that, but if it’s not, it would be damn close. 🙂
Check out the program, the sponsors, the venue… it’s all awesome.
See you there.
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.
Let’s Test 2013 had a lot to live up to. I had heard so much about the previous conference, with people confidently saying that “Let’s Test is the Best Testing Conference in the World”. After going this year, I have to say, I 100% agree. Let me explain why I had the testing time of my life.
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- Tagged context-driven, facilitating, James Bach, Letstest, letstestoz, miagi-do, Michael Bolton, paul holland, Richard, test lab
Well hello, Hello Test World.
Firstly, it’s an honour to be included as part of the team here. What a great bunch of thinking testers to blog with! Since KWST #2 in 2012 (where we met) I have formed a wonderful friendship with these Kiwi dudes, and have learned a great deal in the process. Their passion for our craft is infectious, and for that I thank them.
The below article was originally put together by myself and Brian Osman for submission in The Testing Planet. Unfortunately deadlines got the better of us and we didn’t polish it in time. I thought it might be a good idea to share this with you all for my first ‘official’ post on HTW. Being a joint piece helps with my HTW beginners nerves. ;0)
First we discuss our thoughts on leadership, then what we’re trying to do for our little pieces of the world. Oh, it’s long… but stick with it.
Below is a response we wrote to the latest Tester Magazines Newsletter article; what’s All the Fuss About? Structured vs Unstructured Testing. This was email directly to the author Geoff Horne but after his reply suggested this be used in the next edition of his magazine we felt it would be best published on our own Hello Test World blog.
If you have any thoughts, we’ll be looking forward to the in the comments.
Posted in Communities, Context Driven Testing, Exploratory Testing
- Tagged Brian, CDT, communities, Context Driven Testing, David, Exploratory Testing, James Bach, Oliver, personal, Scripted Testing, Software testing, Test leaders, Thought leadership
The Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing is a dream come true for New Zealand testers. It represents an opportunity for the thought leaders and community-driven testers to gather and share war stories. But it’s so much more than that. James Bach has attended for the 2nd year running which adds the momentum and rich test ideas that gets the minds of the participants revved up.
KWST lets us debate on friendly turf. Through using turn-taking coloured cards, heated testing topics can be fully explored, and talking turns can be controlled. As a facilitator, I thoroughly enjoyed watching heated discussions progress until the deep issues came to the surface.
Posted in Context Driven Testing, Event
- Tagged bbst, James Bach, KWST, kwst2, peer conference, rapid software testing, Richard, richrichnz, richrichrichrichrich, richrob79, rst
The second KWST or Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing with be held on the 15th and 16th of June 2012, Wellington, New Zealand. KWST is modelled on the LAWST style peer conferences and is the only testing peer conference in New Zealand. There are a number of things that make this conference unique:-
- It is an invite only conference – we are looking for industry thought leaders
- James Bach will again be back as content owner and helping grow the core of professional test leadership in New Zealand
- Some of the brightest, insightful test thinkers down under will be there
- Unlike any other conference held here, this is a CONFERence where ALL participants participate!
- The theme is Ethical challenges faced by testers which is relevant considering the prevalence of dubious practices and certifications in our industry
The twitter hash tag will be KWST2 and we will be tweeting all of the great thoughts and ideas that will flow from this conference. See http://bjosman.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/kwst-kiwi-workshop-on-software-testing/ and http://bjosman.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/kwst-kiwi-workshop-of-software-testing-day-2/ for details of last years event.