It’s been a while since I posted an update. I was going to try and do these posts weekly but I think monthly is a better cadence. Today I’m in a real funk I can’t seem to find any motivation for work. I’ve hit a few road blocks. I’m frustrated at the complexity of this… Continue reading BugHunterSam Update
Clean Desk Porn
With the whole work from home situation I’ve spent some time tweaking my desk set up to make it more ergonomic. This blog will go through my set up, purchases and learnings along the way. Today’s Desk Hardware MacBook Pro (work machine) Windows PC Mac Mini KVM Switch Logitech G105 keyboard Razer Basilisk mouse +… Continue reading Clean Desk Porn
Where are they now?
Have you heard of the Agile Manifesto? It was published in 2001 when 17 blokes who work in tech came together to come up with a consolidated way of working. They came up with 12 principles which still hold up today. It’s worth a read. This blog is digging into the archives and asking the… Continue reading Where are they now?
I recently attended /Dev/World in Melbourne this week. This is Australia’s only iOS developer conference. Here is my summary of the conference. Themes There were a few themes that gleaned from the talks. These were; Swift is the most talked about language in this space People are still using Objective-C Cross platform remains a hot… Continue reading DevWorld 2019
Soap Opera Testing
What is it? Soap Opera Testing is a dramatised method used for testing your business processes. You might want to try it for a super-condensed and thorough way of highlighting bugs. And because it’s fun. Embrace the drama. Origins Cem Kaner has been writting about scenario testing for a long time. He published this article… Continue reading Soap Opera Testing
2018 – a year in review
2018 has come and gone. You know what, overall it’s been a pretty shit year for me but the goal of this blog post is to take a moment to practice gratefulness and to reflect. The crappy bits I started 2018 not being able to walk because I broke my ankle in December 2017 and… Continue reading 2018 – a year in review
Australian Testing Days – Sydney Conference Overview
I had a blast at Australian Testing Days Conference in Sydney on Friday. It’s always good to get reconnected with some colleagues and to make new connections. First up we had Jennie Naylor go over how to use OKR’s to drive the Quality Onwership: The OKR (Objectives and Key Results) framework has been in use since… Continue reading Australian Testing Days – Sydney Conference Overview
A few years ago I was lucky enough to win a YOW! diversity scholarship for a day of speaker training with Damian Conway. I’ve never had the opportunity to learn so much about public speaking and giving technical presentations in as condensed timeframe before. These are my hints and tips picked up from that training… Continue reading Technical Presentations
Getting up on stage
I enjoy performing. Don’t ask me why. I can’t explain it. You could say it’s something to do with the rush, or the perception of adding value or entertainment for other people. I want to tell you a few stories about my adventures in performing. Do you want to improve your performances? I’m available for… Continue reading Getting up on stage