The North West Tester Gathering is a community of people who are passionate about software testing, test process and agile software development.
It is a an informal forum for sharing knowledge and experiences with other like minded individuals from many organisations.
Whether you are a budding beginner or battle scarred practitioner, all are welcome.
We aim to provide a meeting place and hold regular events for anyone involved in testing (mostly) software products.
Come and meet fellow testers, share stories and experiences about tools and techniques which may, or may not, have solved testing problems.
The group will decide what topics we cover at our meetings - and what tools will be demonstrated and taught.
So if you want to know how to integrate Slim with Webdriver, how BDD should be used from a testers perspective, or even how Selenium IDE can be used to automate regression testing on your website, then join the group and request then vote for the topic of your choice.
More Blurb incoming - This month we are being sponsored by Planixs they will be supplying the beer and most importantly the Pizzas
1. John Shand - Money Supermarket
A brief overview of contract based testing including an insight into what pact is and how it works. Along with a practical demonstrations of the pact tool.
I’ve worked in testing for five years after getting into it by complete accident and since I’ve tested software in the finance, logistic and tourism industries. I didn’t enter testing from a technical background and I started doing predominantly manual UAT. I self-taught Java and used this as a foundation for starting to learn Automated testing about four years ago. Since then I have worked on a number of projects requiring test frameworks to be developed and maintained. Each place I have worked has allowed me to explore and learn new test automation tools. I live in South Manchester with my girlfriend and French Bulldog Molly.