• Masterclass: Onboarding testers: Growing your new hire with AJ Larson

    ONLINE ONLY: http://bit.ly/MoTOnboarding Onboarding is a painful process in just about any industry. New employees are subjected to explanations of benefits, piles of paperwork, org chart explanations, the list goes on. Then the new tester walks to their new desk, signs into their new computer. Now what? Far too often, its hours upon hours of reading manuals (when they exist), digging through developer tasks, or having to ask question after question to get up to speed. All of these issues are only exacerbated when the new hire is also new to software testing. In an industry where the answer to most questions is a well justified “it depends” how do we bring the next generation of QA professionals up to speed effectively and efficiently? We will explore the potential of training materials, pair testing, strengthening the team culture, and above all, how to help our testing disciples know the product almost as well as we do. The smarter our investments in a new employee are, the better the returns we can look forward to. Takeaways - Strategies to engage new testers. - How to adapt to various levels of experience. - Exploring how to get the most out of new personnel while enabling them to grow and step up in a big way. ONLINE ONLY: http://bit.ly/MoTOnboarding

  • Testers' Bouldering Social

    Vauxhall Climbing Centre

  • Testing Ask Me Anything - Communities of Practice - Lee Marshall

    THIS IS AN ONLINE ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/AMACoP Our host Vernon Richards will be joined by Lee Marshall to answer all your questions. As teams move away from silos filled only with testers, developers and other roles, into more mixed, agile teams, it can make it more difficult to people to learn from others in the same role as them. Communities of Practice are a great way for testers, developers, or any other role that share a common activity, to come together, share their skills and experiences, and learn from one another. Once you've registered you could ask Lee any question you might have, here are a few more examples: - How do you get Communities of Practice started? - What do the sessions involve? - How do you keep the community engaged? This AMA is kindly sponsored by Sauce Labs. Sauce Labs lets you automate your web and mobile app tests on a variety of different browsers, operating systems and devices, all on the world’s largest continuous testing cloud. It's a snap to make sure your code runs smoothly everywhere. Try the 14 day free trial! https://signup.saucelabs.com/signup/trial?utm_source=webinar&utm_medium=MoT THIS IS AN ONLINE ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/AMACoP

  • Testers' Bouldering Social

    Vauxhall Climbing Centre

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  • Exploratory Testing: What are microheuristics and how can you find and use them?

    Online event only - register here http://bit.ly/ETMicro Did your spider sense ever just tingle? Have you ever been asked how on earth you knew to look there? Have you ever thanked your lucky stars that you decided to try that thing out? When we are exploratory testing, our brains are working on multiple tasks and on multiple levels. One of the things we are constantly doing is to make the decision of what to do next, based on what we’ve just seen. And yet, when someone asks us how we knew what to do, we don’t often have a good answer. Let me introduce you to “microheuristics” – the way we make decisions on what to do next based on what we’ve just learned. I’ve been collecting examples, which I’ll share with you – and I’ll talk about how you can go about identifying your own. The motivation for doing this is to finally be able to describe the awesomeness and skill behind exploratory testing, as well as to be able to teach and practice it better. Takeaways - Definition of microheuristics - Examples of microheuristics - How to analyse your testing to be able to describe it better - How to move away from “experience and intuition” to teachable practices Online event only - register here http://bit.ly/ETMicro This Masterclass is kindly sponsored by Applitools. Applitools is on a mission to help test automation, DevOps, and software engineering teams release apps that are visually perfect -- by providing the only commercial-grade solution that validates the user interface of any app in a fully automated manner. Find out more about Applitools: https://applitools.com/?utm_source=MOT

  • Testers' Bouldering Social

    Vauxhall Climbing Centre

  • London Tester Gathering Workshops

    The Tomlinson Centre

    Get your Early Bird Ticket http://bit.ly/LTGW2019 The Ministry of Testing and Tony Bruce are excited to announce that London Tester Gathering Workshops are returning again in June 2019! The event will be spread over 3 days, giving you the opportunity to pick from 1 of 3 full day workshops on day 1, with an additional choice of 12 half-day workshops spread over days 2 and 3. There are workshops on Automation, Testability, APIs, BDD, Blockchain and Security testing! The full program details are below. This year workshops will be taking place on the 26-28th June, at The Tomlinson Centre Tickets start from £249 for half-day workshops and £499 for full day workshops but you'll need to act quick, as places are strictly limited! Get your Early Bird Ticket http://bit.ly/LTGW2019

  • Testing Ask Me Anything - Shift Left, Shift Right - Marcus Merrell

    THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT ONLINE - REGISTER HERE AND ASK QUESTIONS http://bit.ly/AMAShiftLeft We have a new Ask Me Anything live webinar on Tuesday 11th June at 8 pm UK time. This time we're talking about Shift Left, Shift Right. Our host Vernon Richards will be joined by Marcus Merrell to answer all your questions. Testing is frequently considered the bottleneck in the traditional development process. When you see a graph of the time teams spend in testing, it looks like a bell curve, with the highest point right at the end, when you'd rather release software than spend more time testing it. The Shift Left/Shift Right movements, much more than mere buzzwords, seek to "smooth out" the big testing hump that blocks releases, moving testing resources earlier and later in the SDLC. This gives you a more stable, predictable, and confident release process, and removes a lot of the mystery and uncertainty from the process of delivering value to your customers. Once you've registered you could ask Marcus any question you might have, here are a few more examples: - We've all heard of Shift Left, but how do you define Shift Right? - What's the biggest barrier preventing dev teams from shifting the test process to the left/right? - What do you think will be the next big leap, enabling this shift? Will it be in tooling? Culture? Education? THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT ONLINE - REGISTER HERE AND ASK QUESTIONS http://bit.ly/AMAShiftLeft

  • Testers' Bouldering Social

    Vauxhall Climbing Centre

  • Masterclass Inclusive Collaboration- how our differences can make the difference

    THIS IS A WEBINAR, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT ONLINE HERE http://bit.ly/MCCollab Personality quirks, character traits, mental diversity. Technology thrives on innovation and creativity, and therefore, our industry relies upon a wide variety of people who think, react, work, communicate, interact, and socialise differently. Most modern workplaces value collaboration, teamwork, interaction, and change, but for many people, some of the ways we work and the working environments that result in present unique challenges on top of the day-to-day technical challenges of software development. In some cases, they can stifle the very creativity and innovative thinking we are trying to foster. In this Masterclass, we'll explore how having a neurodiverse workforce can give you a competitive edge, and how the workplace can respect diverse needs and different requirements for interaction and collaboration to bring out the best in everyone's differences. Takeaways - Learn how to turn your differences into your differentiators - Learn ways to tailor your environment and your practices to bring out the best in everyone - Understand your team and your teammates a bit better! - Gain an understanding of diverse patterns of communication and behaviour THIS IS A WEBINAR, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT ONLINE HERE http://bit.ly/MCCollab