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Live blog from Testbash 2016 part 3

Live blog from Testbash 2016 part 3

Continued from Part 2 Last coffee break before the end and the trawl back on the m25 back home! Talk 9 – Smart algorithms: Are we ready for this – Bill Matthews Bill Matthews coming up, someone who I’ve known for a while and always has really in testing insights into all things testing. “Smart algorithms – are we ready for this?” Bill talks about his experiences with machine learning and how prolific and accessible it is and how this…

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Live blog from Testbash 2016 part 2

Live blog from Testbash 2016 part 2

continued from Part 1 Right that’s better, refuelled and ready to go for the pre lunch session of talks! Talk 3 – A pairing experiment – Katrina Clokie Katrina, all the way from NZ! Wow that’s a long way, is here to talk to us about pair testing, something I very much believe in and have seen work to very good effect, but something that not many testers do. Cool, experiential report and she starts with “once upon a time…”,…

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Live blog from Testbash 2016

Live blog from Testbash 2016

I’ve seen many people over the years do a live blog at conferences, so figured I might as well give it a go. I’m hoping it will help me to actually listen to what’s being said, rather than just hearing it. The story so far… Yesterday was the start of Testbash for me and many others. Workshop day! My day started off by learning how to do 10minute test strategies with Bill Matthews and Pekka Marjamaki. A really interesting workshop…

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TestBash 2015 – Sun, Sea and Test

TestBash 2015 – Sun, Sea and Test

March, Brighton and Testers can mean only one thing… TestBash is back! TestBash 2015 was the second one I’ve attended and this year did not disappoint, in fact I found it better than last year. But first, one of the reasons I was at TestBash this year was to run the Lean Coffee pre-conference event. Following the same last year, Rosie obviously deemed it not to be a total disaster and let me do it again! This year, however, I…

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Inspiring times

Inspiring times

Inspiration comes from many sources and this was no more evident than at TestBash 3. I hadn’t though much about what I was looking to get out of the conference as the previous few weeks had been exclusively working on and worrying about my own presentation. Even once at the conference, organising the lean coffee, then spend the rest of the day worrying about my talk didn’t really give me any time to think about much else. That said, my…

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Lean coffee at TestBash

Lean coffee at TestBash

Agile testing days 2012, Lisa Crispin and twitter was the combination of things that gave me my first lean coffee experience. It helped me to meet other testers at the conference, and showed me that I had some experiences to offer others as well as learning so much from them in return. Fast forward 18 months and after getting accepted to speak at TestBash 3, I email Rosie Sherry and offer to run a lean coffee at the conference. I…

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