Past Meetup

How ProWrestling Made Me a World Champion Tester with Jenna Charlton

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Have you ever considered that software testing is like a pro wrestling match? Through my pro wrestling fandom, I’ve changed the way I think about delivering high quality software. Wrestlers look to find the perceived vulnerability in their opponent, and exploit it just like a tester would! During this session, you will learn about applying similar techniques to your test strategies, and how to apply them within your team. And just like wrestling there are multiple match types to consider, ways to take down your opponent, and a variety of skills to leverage to your advantage. We’ll discuss…
* Don’t hurt your opponent- viewing the developer as a partner in executing quality
* The lock up- sizing up the task
* The chair shot- picking the right tool for the job
* The reversal- How to pivot when testing turns you on your head
* The tag match- partnering with automation
* And many more concepts to help make you a 5 tester!

We are simulcasting this meetup via Crowdcast, thanks to Ministry of Testing! This is our first time hosting the meetup in person and virtually!

NOTE: If you want to attend online via Crowdcast, please do NOT RSVP to this meetup (or we'll order too much food!), click this link and RSVP here:

6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking
6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation (this is when the Crowdcast starts)
7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking

Location: 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting!
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Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing

Jenna is a senior tester with 7 years of experience. When she's not testing she's going to pro wrestling shows and concerts with her husband Bob, serving as a deacon in her church and cuddling the 3 feline overlords that share her home.