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….

One thought on “Testing In The Pub Episode 33 – Community Confusion”

  1. Tbh while I wouldn’t agree with their methods, I do feel sympathy for the individuals that take a more confrontational approach when discussing testing.

    The fact is that the majority of the testing “community” don’t seem to care all that much about improving testing as a discipline and by extension improving themselves.

    Personally I’m glad there are people that care enough about testing to get passionate about it – even if they approach people in the wrong way. At the very least It may (in some cases) “shake people up” and encourage them to think critically about their craft – even if it’s just to rebut another’s viewpoint!

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