Some presentations on Testing

I’ve recently started speaking at conferences, here are some of the recordings: Slides Slides Public speaking is hard, I still get nervous about it. However it can be enjoyable and I look forward to speaking more. I used keynote for the first deck and canva/keynote for the second deck.

Agile

Here’s my rant on Agile: Agile is a bit of a buzz word these days. If you aren’t doing Agile, there is a tendency to think you are missing out. At it’s core Agile is about adapting to change. As a tester, I’m often asking myself, “How can I add value?”. You can be doing… Continue reading Agile

Diversity in conferences

are you struggling to attract diverse speakers at your tech conferences? take a leaf out of Katie Conf’s book and challenge yourself to find those female speakers. All of the speakers at Katie Conf have names that are based on the name Katherine and are actively involved with their tech communities. If they could organize a theoretical… Continue reading Diversity in conferences

Get Creative with your resume

Update: Sam Connelly Tester Profile V2 I used canva to create a resume, I had fun putting it together. You can view V1 here: Sam Connelly Tester Profile

Free Range Testing

Co authored with Brian Osman Often at Tyro, we’ve thrown a tester into a team with developers with little structure. The testers and their teams are encouraged to make their own process. I’m tempted to call this free range testing (hence the title of the blog), it’s like letting the tester roam free to see… Continue reading Free Range Testing

Mindmaps for Mobile Testing

Here is a mindmap that I’ve been using to help my Mobile App team test, I’ve printed a laminated version of this and I take it to planning meetings. There are many other mindmaps out there too.

Robotics Challenge

I have my first software testing article published in the testing trapeze. The article is about the Robotics Challenge that I ran at Tyro. I also talked about this challenge at the Agile Australia conference.

“Manual Testing”

I have an issue with the word “Manual Testing”. Say we compare a “Manual Tester”, an “Automatic Tester” and a “Developer”. When a developer builds a tool that helps them program it is not called “Automatic Programming”, it might be called a “Compiler” or some other new word. Developers do manually write code with their… Continue reading “Manual Testing”