We had an amazing Sydney testers discussion group today on sharing stories around our job hunting experiences. One comment that came up was on local experience and I wanted to elaborate a little more on it. I would say there are atleast two ideas behind why someone would care about local experience. Unconscious bias and… Continue reading Where’s your local experience?
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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”
I am talking about software testing but these ramblings could be expanded to other types of product based testing. First of all, what is a “good” tester? I think it is someone who finds issues with software and is able to make someone else understand that issue. Some people say testing is about providing quality… Continue reading What makes a “good” tester?