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Month: March 2017

Conferences, cliques and community

Conferences, cliques and community

In the days following testbash, a very interesting discussion sprung up on twitter about cliques and the struggle for inclusivity that exists for many at these events. The testing community is a very passionate one and never fails to impress me at how helpful and inclusive the majority of people are. That said, there as been some interesting conversations recently regarding cliques at conferences, and most recently at Testbash. The discussions have originated from comments about meeting people how some…

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Testbash 2017 – wrap up – my thoughts…

Testbash 2017 – wrap up – my thoughts…

Testbash 2017 (the Brighton edition –  aka the original and still the best) is over all too quickly for another year, and I sit here in my lounge after doing battle with the M25 on my journey home to Bedfordshire. With comic relief on the tv, it puts so much into perspective, and makes some of the issues we face in our professional lives so very very unimportant compared to the hardships and life-or-death struggles that so many of these…

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Testbash 2017 – part 3

Testbash 2017 – part 3

Back from lunch! How to turn a 403 into a 202 at the API party – Gwen diagram & Ash Winter So we just got a parental advisory warning for this talk… ok sets it up nicely! It’s started off with a lesson in REST APIs and http request/response… good baseline stuff. It’s great to get involved as early as possible. If design meetings are happening, and you’re not invited, turn up anyway! And when you turn up, contribute! All…

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Testbash 2017 – part 2

Testbash 2017 – part 2

Ahhhh caffeine. 🙂 Professor Harry Collins up next, this will be very interesting Artificial intelligence, language and the net This already feels like I’m back at university listening to a lecture by one of the professors.. and that’s a good thing! There are two elements to testing. Element 1: the clockwork, and element 2: computers as social prosthesis. Clockwork operations give exact answers/results, but this is not always useful, helpful or right. The interface, the product as a social prosthesis…

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Testbash 2017 … something’s different?  Part 1

Testbash 2017 … something’s different?  Part 1

Testbash 2017 is here… and it looks different. Same faces (some new)… same logos…. same awesome talks and conversations… ah new venue!!!  We finally outgrew the Dome and have taken residence in the Clarendon centre. Sure it’s not as central as the dome but there is more spaaaace. Anyway, I hope to live blog during the day so bear with me….  Vernon hosting again.. first things first all of us at Testbash send our thoughts  to those involved in the…

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