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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.

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.

 

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….

Testing In The Pub Episode 29 – Testing IOT and More With Kim Knup and Rhian Lewis

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub. In this episode we’re back in The Shooting Star to continue our discussion with Rhian Lewis and Kim Knup. This time the conversation moves towards testing IOT and how testers will need to adapt.

Dan, Rhian and Kim
Dan, Rhian and Kim

Both Kim (@punkmik) and Rhian (@rhian_is) are on Twitter and are well worth following.

Kim is a tester, conference speaker and organiser of the Brighton Tester meet-up. Rhian, as well as being a tester and being involved in the software testing community, is also a blockchain & cryptocurrency adventurer, co-developer of http://countmycrypto.com and co-founder of the London Bitcoin Women meet-up.

Hope you enjoy the episode.

 

 

Testing In The Pub Episode 28 – Testing The Requirements

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub. In this episode we sat down in The Shooting Star,  home of the London Tester Gathering, to talk to Kim Knup and Rhian Lewis about, amongst other things, testing requirements and testers getting involved early in the software development process.

Dan, Rhian and Kim
Dan, Rhian and Kim

Both Kim (@punkmik) and Rhian (@rhian_is) are on Twitter and are well worth following.

Kim is a tester, conference speaker and organiser of the Brighton Tester meet-up. Rhian, as well as being a tester and being involved in the software testing community, is also a blockchain & cryptocurrency adventurer, co-developer of http://countmycrypto.com and co-founder of the London Bitcoin Women meet-up.

Hope you enjoy the episode.

Testing In The Pub Live From TestBash 2016 – Part 2

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, from TestBash 2016.

At TestBash

We’ve got a great episode for you today. We’re back with the second part of our series from TestBash 2016, where we sat down with John Stevenson and Jokin Aspiazu for a chat. You can hear us talk about the test community and how to keep it engaging, their experiences of TestBash, how they got into testing, and where testers can really add value in the development lifecycle.

Plus a brief history of tapas and why you can’t get into the disco 🙂

If you want to know more about John and Jokin and their approaches to testing then they both have blogs.

Hope you enjoy the new episode.

Testing In The Pub Episode 25 – LTG Workshops and The Software Testing Clinic

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub.

In this episode Dan sits down with Tony Bruce and Mark Winteringham to talk about the forthcoming London Tester Gathering Workshops and the new Software Testing Clinic.

Hope you enjoy the new episode.

Testing In The Pub Episode 24 – Leaving Testing

Welcome back to Testing In The Pub. Merry Christmas!

In this episode we talk about why people think about leaving testing. What makes them seek careers outside, and are those career changes always driven by the individual or are they sometimes forced from elsewhere? What keeps people in a testing career and why?

As always, this episode is also available on iTunes and YouTube, as well as being on this site for streaming and downloading.

Hope you enjoy this new episode.

Testing In The Pub Episode 23 – Agile Testing Days 2015 With Christina Ohanian and Duncan Nisbet

Welcome back to Testing In The Pub.

In this episode Dan sat down at Agile Testing Days with Christina Ohanian and Duncan Nisbet and had a great chat about testing, conferences and a whole lot more.

You can follow Christina and Duncan on Twitter and Duncan also blogs on his website.

Don’t forget that as well as listening to Testing In The Pub through our website, you can also find us on iTunes and also YouTube.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Hindsight Software for their continued support, and for helping to make the podcast possible.

Testing In the Pub Episode 22 – Mobbing and Pairing With Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Welcome back to Testing In the Pub.

Dan was at Agile Testing Days, and he managed to sit down with Maaret Pyhäjärvi and Alan Parkinson to talk about mobbing and pairing, and Maaret’s approach to her testing.

Thanks very much to Maaret for participating and Alan for taking my place 🙂