• Let's Test with Callum - Accessibility Testing

    Online event

    Welcome to live pair testing with BugHunterSam. Today we are joined by
    Callum Akehurst-Ryan, a senior tester from Improbable a game developer shop based in the UK.

    Luke’s LinkedIn Profile:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cakehurstryan/

    Improbable link:
    https://www.improbable.io/

    Time:
    7:30pm AEST
    3pm IST
    10:30am BST

    We pick a website/app or tool for an exploratory testing session and we talk about our testing process. Today we will be exploring accessiblity testing. We will start from https://www.gov.uk/ (a good example) and make our way to a poor example.

    This will be live streamed to Twitch and then uploaded to YouTube after 24 hours.

    Catch the live stream here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/bughuntersam

    Catch up on youtube afterwards here:
    https://www.youtube.com/samconnelly

    If you'd like to participate in an event like this please email [masked]

  • How to Use the Test Pyramid for Test Automation with Matthew Santon-Rutherford

    Apologies, this was set for the wrong date of the 22nd. It is actually for the 29th April.

    For our next online meetup we have a real treat! Matthew Santon-Rutherford, a Sydney-based tester who has done great events for Sydney Testers before will be using a session of Janet Crispin's "Agile Testing for the Whole Team" to explain how the test pyramid can be your guiding light to working out where acceptance test criteria should be automated. Great info for all of us planning automation tests. Not to be missed!

  • Let's Test with Luke - Quality Coaching

    Online event

    Welcome to live pair testing with BugHunterSam. Today we are joined by Luke Liu, a quality coach from New Zealand.

    Luke’s LinkedIn Profile:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukeyuliu

    Time:
    2:30pm AEST
    10am IST
    4:30pm NZST
    9:30pm (Saturday) PT

    We pick a website/app or tool for an exploratory testing session and we talk about our testing process. Today we will be exploring Quality coaching; what’s involved with the role and how to position yourself for this type of role.

    This will be live streamed to Twitch and then uploaded to YouTube after 24 hours.

    Catch the live stream here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/bughuntersam

    Catch up on youtube afterwards here:
    https://www.youtube.com/samconnelly

    If you'd like to participate in an event like this please email [masked]

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  • How to Use the Test Pyramid for Test Automation with Matthew Santon-Rutherford

    For our next online meetup we have a real treat! Matthew Santon-Rutherford, a Sydney-based tester who has done great events for Sydney Testers before will be using a session of Janet Crispin's "Agile Testing for the Whole Team" to explain how the test pyramid can be your guiding light to working out where acceptance test criteria should be automated.

    Great info for all of us planning automation tests. Not to be missed!

  • Let's Test with Raju - Amazon

    Online event

    Welcome to live pair testing with BugHunterSam. Today we are joined by Raju Dubey, a test automation engineer at Wood.

    Raju’s LinkedIn Profile:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/raju-dubey

    Time:
    8pm AEST
    3:30pm IST
    11am BST

    We pick a website/app or tool for an exploratory testing session and we talk about our testing process. Today we will be exploring Amazon’s site.

    This will be live streamed to Twitch and then uploaded to YouTube after 24 hours.

    Catch the live stream here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/bughuntersam

    Catch up on youtube afterwards here:
    https://www.youtube.com/samconnelly

    If you'd like to participate in an event like this please email [masked]

  • Let's Test with Umer - wordpress ecommerce sites

    Online event

    Welcome to live pair testing with BugHunterSam. Today we are joined by Umer Farooq, a freelance tester on UTest and a HR manager for a hospital living in the UK.

    Umer's LinkedIn Profile:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/umerfarooq2013/

    Time:
    5:30pm AEST
    1pm IST
    8:30am BST

    We pick a website/app or tool for an exploratory testing session and we talk about our testing process. Today we will be exploring ecommerce on wordpress sites.

    This will be live streamed to Twitch and then uploaded to YouTube after 24 hours.

    Catch the live stream here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/bughuntersam

    Catch up on youtube afterwards here:
    https://www.youtube.com/samconnelly

    If you'd like to participate in an event like this please email [masked]

  • An Overview of Machine Learning for Testers

    Online event

    Are you starting to see Machine Learning and AI more and more as a necessary or useful skill in job requirements and bewildered by it? Want to know more but don't know where to start?

    This is an easy overview of the concepts behind machine learning from a tester who has studied it and worked in dev teams that have machine learning at the heart of their operations. While a single talk will not make you an expert by any means it will outline such topics as ML pipelines, classification vs regression, bias and variance, models and how to evaluate them and some of the more common techniques such as k-means clustering and neural networks. I will also be posting resources so that you can learn more.

    Come along, not to be missed!

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  • Lean Coffee : Job Hunting in a Pandemic

    Online event

    We will use the lean coffee format to support each other in our job search and to stay sane during Covid-19.

    Zoom call details -

    Topic: Sydney Testers: Lean Coffee : Job Hunting in a Pandemic
    Time: Feb 4,[masked]:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73836218603?pwd=dG1oSmp0SVI2Y2dneWpGako4N29Hdz09

    Meeting ID:[masked]
    Passcode: zN7Nzf

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  • Rolling Call-Out For Speakers in 2020

    Needs a location

    Dear All,

    This is a rolling notification. Sydney Testers is on the lookout for experienced and knowledgeable locally-based testers and test managers willing to talk about their work and spread their knowledge. It is an opportunity to spread informations, start interesting discussions and contribute to a vibrant testing community here in Sydney - along with providing visibility for the speaker in front of peers (we often get 40-50 people or more coming to events) and a way to make contacts. We will where possible film the talk and either provide a live stream or upload to the internet afterwards, along with promotion on our social media outlets.

    We are open to speakers on any topics that would be of interest to our membership, be they manual testing, test automation, exploratory, test management, Devops, continuous integration, agile methodologies, communication skills, professional development, quality assurance or even just experiences in the field and what you learned! Let us know by either leaving a comment or filling in the details in the Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/MHWdnkX0Xm3hj4K72

    We arrange different types of free monthly events that we would welcome those wishing to speak at -

    Main Speaker event, 45 min - 1 hour

    Dual Speaker event. 30 min - 45 min

    Quick Fire, multiple speakers on a shared topic, 15 mins max

    Depending on the venue we are able to get, we should have access to a presentation screen and projector. Usually we also provide drinks and nibbles.

    We would welcome a wide range of topic ideas and are open to first time speakers. Come and talk about your experiences, knowledge and views! Let's make the Sydney Testing community an even bigger success!

    Best Regards,

    Paul Maxwell-Walters

    Social Media Officer

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  • End of Year Drinks and Social Networking at the Shark Hotel

    It has been such a difficult year for the group and its members in terms of separation and while we have managed to engage in various online talks from great speakers it would be nice to meet up and socialise at least once before the end of the year now that COVID-19 social gathering restrictions are being relaxed.

    How about a social meetup at the nice, spacious Shark Hotel in Sydney CBD to wind down the year? Come and meet other testers and network convivially in nice surroundings!

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