job hunting diaries

I’ve been job hunting now for nearly 4 weeks. I’ve had face to face interviews with 6 companies, done 3 technical tasks, have 2 more interviews scheduled, have 3 more technical tasks to do and 3 more leads I’m chasing up. And I’m exhausted. I’ve been rejected by 3 of those interviews, I turned down… Continue reading job hunting diaries

Agile and Stress

I was having a chat with an old colleague on LinkedIn today (Brian Osman) and we were talking about Agile. The question was, “how does Agile at Tyro differ from <Client>*?” My conclusion was that by focusing on certain “Agile” rituals an artificially high stress environment can be easily created. Here is this conversation: Bosman:… Continue reading Agile and Stress

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