Ministry of Testing Leeds - April 2019

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Infinity Works Consulting

Aspley House, 78 Wellington Street, Leeds · LS1 2EQ

How to find us

Before 7pm use the front door, else go round the back door and someone will let you in

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After taking a break for March, Ministry of Test Leeds is back in April on the 25th! This month we're looking at Session Based testing which is a technique that's been around for a while but vital as a tool in a tester's toolkit. We'll also be looking at web accessibility in our lightning talk.

This month is part of the excellent Leeds Digital Festival celebrating all things digital happening in Leeds!

6.30pm - 7pm: Networking and food

7pm - 7.45pm: TALK: Exploratory Testing Using the Session Based Testing Technique - Danny Horan (details below)

7.45pm - 8pm: Break

8pm - 8.25pm: Lightning talk - Web Accessibility: Risks and Opportunities - James Sheasby-Thomas (details below)

Here are the speaker and talk details:

Danny is the Product Owner for the Testing Service at FDM Group. He has 10 years’ experience in the testing industry working across a variety of roles including Test Automation Engineer, Test Manager, and Test Transformation Lead. He enjoys films, comics and spending time with his young family.

Exploratory Testing Using the Session-Based Testing Technique
Exploratory testing is an approach to testing that teams will often take and often implement in an ad-hoc and ineffective way. The process will not be recorded or tracked appropriately which can make measuring the value added difficult.

This talk will help provide an insight into the session based testing technique which can provide structure to exploratory testing. This framework should help overcome any challenges with the documentation and reporting of exploratory testing that you may face.

James Sheasby Thomas (@rightsaidjames) is an agile testing and accessibility advocate at Inviqa, a team of 200+ strategists, designers, and technologists in the UK and Europe. James specialises in cross-browser/device testing and exploratory integration testing​ and has a burning passion for usability, accessibility, tool-assisted testing and agile methodology (particularly Lean Kanban). As a tester, he works closely with developers, PMs, AMs, and clients to help facilitate a move towards Continuous Delivery and a truly collaborative QA process.

Web Accessibility: Risks and Opportunities
Accessibility is a fundamental building block of the web, enshrined in law and the way that we work. In a mobile-first digital-by-default world, how can we harness accessibility guidelines to build products and services that work for everyone?

In this talk, James will give an overview of accessibility guidelines and laws that have developed over the past 20 years, analyse the web accessibility status quo, and give his predictions for the future of web accessibility

Thank you to our hosts Infinity Works and our sponsors Fruition IT, FDM Group and Computershare.