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"Modern Testing"; and "Why Devs Suck at Testing and How You Can Help Them"

Welcome to Part 2 of our Modern Testing Principles double-header. This part of the double-header is, itself, a double-header as we have a visiting speaker in Dave Christiansen. Dave is going to give us a short 20 minute talk titled "Why Devs Suck at Testing and How You Can Help Them". We'll then connect via satellite to Alan Page in Seattle for Part 2 of our conversation on the Modern Testing Principles, at the end of which there will be some time for Q&A 18:00 - Doors Open 18:30 - Dave Christiansen - Why Devs Suck at Testing and How You Can Help Them 19:00 - Alan Page - Modern Testing Principles & Q&A 20:00 - Close Both talks will be delivered as webinars to the Glasgow meetup at SAS Glasgow, as well as to our friends in Edinburgh and Newcastle. We'll publish the webinar link in due course so that attendees can submit questions and vote on things. However, the password will only be made available to people who physically attend the meetup. The Webinar will be recorded and made available at some point after the meetup. WARNING: There won't be any food provided, but please feel free to bring stuff with you. If you missed Part 1 and want to listen to the creators of these Principles talk more about them, check out the Podcast episodes here: Principle 1 > https://www.angryweasel.com/ABTesting/ab-testing-episode-81-business-rulz/ Principle 2 > https://www.angryweasel.com/ABTesting/ab-testing-episode-83-accelerating-the-team/ Principle 3 > https://www.angryweasel.com/ABTesting/ab-testing-episode-84-stories-about-changes-and-nets/ Principle 4 > https://www.angryweasel.com/ABTesting/ab-testing-episode-85-the-community-principle/ Principle 5 > https://www.angryweasel.com/ABTesting/ab-testing-episode-86-not-the-customers-champion/ Principle 6 > https://www.angryweasel.com/ABTesting/ab-testing-episode-87-the-one-about-data/ Bios Dave Christiansen is a former tester and test manager who became a web app developer ten years ago. As a tester, Dave created a hands-on course on exploratory testing he has delivered many times in the US. As a developer, Dave has observed patterns in the way developers work that cause them to miss problems that are glaringly obvious the moment a tester gets their hands on the "finished" product. Dave will share these patterns and talk about things a tester can do to get better code out of developers on the first go-around. Alan Page has been a software tester for over 25 years, and is currently the Director of Quality for Services (and self proclaimed Community Leader) at Unity Technologies. Previous to Unity, Alan spent 22 years at Microsoft working on projects spanning the company – including a two year position as Microsoft’s Director of Test Excellence. Alan was the lead author of the book “How We Test Software at Microsoft”, contributed chapters for “Beautiful Testing”, and “Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation”. His latest ebook (which may or may not be updated soon) is a collection of essays on test automation called “The A Word: Under the Covers of Test Automation”, and is available on leanpub . This Ministry of Testing meetup is part of a wider Meetup community (https://www.ministryoftesting.com/ministry-of-testing-meetups) and for these events, we will be joining with the Edinburgh and Newcastle meetups. This event has been planned and created by Craig Wylie from the MoT Edinburgh meetup.

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