Testing In The Pub Episode 39 – Live From TestBash Philadelphia

Welcome to Testing In The Pub Episode 39 – Live From TestBash Philadelphia.

We were lucky enough to be invited over to TestBash in Philadelphia to record a live episode in front of the conference crowd. And even better, we were given an actual pub to record in!

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In this episode we talk about the future of testing and community. Listen to us and special guests talk about where we think testing is heading and why.

We also talk about why we started Testing In The Pub and why starting a podcast or any other sort of community activity is extremely personally rewarding, as well as being an important part of what keeps the testing community as vibrant and useful as it is.

Have a listen and hopefully we’ll you want to do the same.

 

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Testing In the Pub Episode 38 – Making Better Testers With Keith Klain – Part 2

Welcome back to episode 38 of Testing In the Pub – Making Better Testers with Keith Klain.

In part two of a two part episode we talk to Keith about how we can help testers and the testing community to improve and keep learning. Keith spends a lot of his time promoting and educating people about better testing practices such as Context Driven Testing and the transition to better testing, particularly in the enterprise. Have a listen as we discuss this and our experiences of older and more traditional ways of working.

Be sure to listen to part 1 as well 🙂

You’ll also be pleased to hear the Keith is on Twitter @keithklain and he has a blog: www.qualityremarks.com. Keith works at Tekmark

You can also catchup with Keith at:

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Testing In the Pub Episode 37 – Making Better Testers With Keith Klain – Part 1

Welcome back to episode 37 of Testing In the Pub – Making Better Testers with Keith Klain.

In part one of a two part episode we talk to Keith about how we can help testers and the testing community to improve and keep learning. Keith spends a lot of his time promoting and educating people about better testing practices such as Context Driven Testing and the transition to better testing, particularly in the enterprise. Have a listen as we discuss this and our experiences of older and more traditional ways of working.

If you like what you hear then you’ll be pleased to know that this is only the first part of our discussion. Check back soon for part 2.

You’ll also be pleased to hear the Keith is on Twitter @keithklain and he has a blog: www.qualityremarks.com. Keith works at Tekmark

You can also catchup with Keith at:

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Testing In The Pub Episode 36 – Being Part Of a Remote Team

Welcome to another Testing In The Pub, this time about Being Part Of a Remote Team. We talk with Danny Dainton about the joys and challenges of working remotely.

Hear Danny’s hints and tips on making remote working effective, and how teams can still keep a good team culture and ways of working when some team members are not in office.

Danny tells us about his typical day working remotely, why it’s important to keep to a schedule and how to keep feeling like part of the team when you are not in the office. If you’ve ever wondered how remote working actually works then this is the episode for you.

If you want to find out more then you can contact Danny through Twitter @dannydainton. Danny has also blogged about his experiences as a tester working remotely so definitely have a read of his post. 

Interesting in trying out remote working in your team? Team agreements can help.

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Testing In The Pub Episode 35 – Test Education With Anna Royzman

Welcome to Testing In The Pub Episode 35 – Test Education With Anna Royzman.

In this episode we talk to Anna about Test Education and innovations in education. How are the conferences and training that Anna organises innovating and what does innovation in education mean? How will it help testing as a craft?

Anna is the organiser of the Test Masters Academy and the latest conference is coming up as part of Reinventing Testers Week, 25th-29th Sep in NYC. It looks to have a great lineup and a great selection of training as well so do check it out.

Anna is also the founder of A Quality Leadership Institute and you can follow her on Twitter @QA_nna and follow Test Masters Academy @TestMastersAcad.

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Testing In The Pub Episode 34 – Test Leadership With Anna Royzman

Welcome to Testing In The Pub Episode 34 – Test Leadership With Anna Royzman.

In this episode we talk to Anna about Test Leadership and what it means to her. What makes a test leader and how can we demonstrate leadership?

We also discuss who is really demonstrating leadership in the community at the moment and where you can learn more about test leadership.

Anna is the organiser of the Test Masters Academy and the latest conference is coming up as part of Reinventing Testers Week, 25th-29th Sep in NYC. It looks to have a great lineup and a great selection of training as well so do check it out.

Anna is also the founder of A Quality Leadership Institute and you can follow her on Twitter @QA_nna and follow Test Masters Academy @TestMastersAcad.

 

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Testing In The Pub Episode 33 – Community Confusion

Welcome to Testing In The Pub Episode 33 – Community Confusion.

In this episode we talk about how communities, whether it be the testing community or many of the sub communities within it, can sometimes become confused and un-happy places if the community members let them. Social media has done a lot of positive things for the testing community, but the rise of social media, in particular Twitter, can make communication more difficult and this can increase misunderstandings. We also talk about what we can do to communicate effectively on-line and off-line, and how the testing community should, and does, make a lot of what’s available.

The clever amongst you may have noticed that this episode was not recorded live in a pub – we’re trying out Skype for recording some episodes which we hope we enable us to give you a much better range of interviews and discussions than we’ve been able to capture so far, mainly while at conferences. So have a listen and let us know what you think.

Until next time, on Testing In The Pub….

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Testing In The Pub Episode 32 – Intentional Learning

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, this time about Intentional Learning.

In this episode Dan talks to Claire Moss, and towards the end of the episode Emma Armstrong, about learning, learning styles and hints and tips on how to learn.

Worth mentioning that the audio on this episode is not great – after about 10 minutes there’s a strange clicking sound that we’ve been unable to remove in the edit. We did think about not publishing the episode but there’s so much useful information and interesting discussion that we’ve decide to post it ‘as is’.

Hope you enjoy it and can ignore the clicks.

Our thanks to Claire and Emma for taking part. You can follow them both on Twitter (@clairefication and @emmaatester).

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Testing In The Pub Episode 31 – Whole Team Testing and The 3 Amigos

Welcome to Testing In The Pub Episode 31 – Whole Team Testing and The 3 Amigos.

We’re at Agile 2016  talking to Matt Heusser and Emma Armstrong about all things testing and why the whole team should be involved.

If you want to hear more from Emma and Matt then they are both on Twitter (@EmmaATester and @mheusser) as well as being regular conference speakers and attendees.

Matt also does a great podcast called The Testing Show which you can also find on iTunes.

Hope you enjoy the new episode.

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Testing In The Pub Episode 30 – An Intro To Cynefin

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub. In this episode we’re talking about Cynefin with Vernon Richards and Martin Hynie.

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They like each other. Really.

What is the Cynefin framework and how can it be useful in testing? Listen to Vern and Martin explain their experiences of a Cynefin workshop with Dave Snowdon, the originator of the framework.

You can follow both Vernon and Martin on Twitter and they both regularly attend testing conferences. There’s lots more information about the Cynefin framework online. Good starting points to learn more are:

Hope you enjoy the new episode.

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