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
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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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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”.
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“This is the second KWST where I’ve woken up the next day thinking of looking for another career. Sometimes the problems in testing can feel just too big to tackle, and that hits home to me after the event (depressingly so).” – Anonymous
So, yet another wonderful software testing community event has come to an end; KWST3. Oh, did I mention I wasn’t there? Grrr… damn bills! However, I did follow it quite closely on Twitter and have seen some snippets of feedback since the event. The above quote was something that I could both relate to, and take great concern over.
Before it all leaves my head, here’s a dump of my thoughts after spending two days in a peer conference with the following amazing people: Continue reading
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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.
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We are excited to announce that as of today David Greenlees will be joining the HTW blog team!
He is from the land of Oz, but other than that he’s a really good guy 😉
He is also the creator of OZWST in Australia and is actively involved in progressing the testing profession. His next challenge is to get the Let’s Test conference started this side of the globe. Watch out 2014 for that one!
In November 2009, I created software testers new zealand google group. It’s not limited to just Kiwi’s (we have members from Australia, India and the US that I know of). The point of the group was to provide a *local* forum to communicate matters related to testing. Since then, I’ve notice some interesting behaviour about the group which I would like to share here….