• Social Dinner

    Bavarian Bier Café

    Let's kick off the new year with a social event. There's no agenda. Come along and meet some of your fellow testers. Table is under Sam Connelly at the Bavarian Beerhaüs on 24 York St, Sydney. Booking is from 6pm. Event is pay your own way. If you can't make it but would still like to influence what we do this year you can provide feedback here: https://goo.gl/forms/0IPPhqqUJmu8nPUp1

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  • Lunchtime Testing Dice Game with Sam

    GPO Building, 1 Martin Place, Sydney, Australia

    Let's play the testing dice game. This is a fun interactive exercise in black box testing and critical thinking skills. If you have played this game you will be sworn to secrecy in how it works, see this blog post for more detail; http://www.bettertesting.co.uk/content/?p=438 We will be DOWNSTAIRS (in the underground foodcourt) in the general post office building near Martin Place. Near the GPO wine and cheese room; https://goo.gl/maps/U1k16HU8Nas Priority will be given to people who haven't played before. Please keep your RSVP up to date as this lets more people experience this. Alternatively if your office is in the Sydney CBD, Samantha can come to you for a free lunch time dice game session (pending on her availability; breakfast before work/evening after work sessions in cafe's/pubs are also an option if there is enough demand), please express interest for this here; https://goo.gl/forms/mbeXP9zHUEintaE63

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  • Lunchtime Testing Dice Game with Sam

    GPO Building, 1 Martin Place, Sydney, Australia

    Let's play the testing dice game. This is a fun interactive exercise in black box testing and critical thinking skills. If you have played this game you will be sworn to secrecy in how it works, see this blog post for more detail; http://www.bettertesting.co.uk/content/?p=438 We will be DOWNSTAIRS (in the underground foodcourt) in the general post office building near Martin Place. Near the GPO wine and cheese room; https://goo.gl/maps/U1k16HU8Nas Priority will be given to people who haven't played before. Please keep your RSVP up to date as this lets more people experience this. Alternatively if your office is in the Sydney CBD, Samantha can come to you for a free lunch time dice game session (pending on her availability; breakfast before work/evening after work sessions in cafe's/pubs are also an option if there is enough demand), please express interest for this here; https://goo.gl/forms/mbeXP9zHUEintaE63

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  • Sydney Tester Dinner with Michael Bolton @ Belgin Beer Cafe

    CHANGE OF VENUE BELGIAN BEER CAFE 135 HARRINGTON STREET, THE ROCKS (CLOSE TO WYNYARD) CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Please contact Catherine Karena to check if numbers are available: [masked][masked]

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  • Rapid Software Testing in an Agile World with Michael Bolton

    Over the last several years, a set of ideas and activities have been dumped into a big bucket called "Agile software development". Agile development has hit mainstream recognition. Yet there is often uncertainty and turmoil around what "Agile development" means, in theory and in practice, and the confusion affects Agile projects and the people in them. There have been some discussion points, such as Mike Cohn’s Agile Testing Pyramid and Marick, Crispin and Gregory’s Agile Testing Quadrants, and many people have found them helpful. Yet James Bach and Michael Bolton, authors of Rapid Software Testing, still hear testers expressing a good deal of pain over the role of the tester and the structures of testing activity in Agile projects. Is there really such a thing as “Agile Testing”? Building on what has gone before, Michael Bolton will look at the testing in “Agile Testing”. He'll use the lens of Rapid Software Testing—an agile (but not necessarily Agile) approach to testing that focuses on the mindset, skill set, and role of the tester. Michael will show how Agile projects can—and should—be infused with testing that helps to identify and defend the value of the product while reducing the costs of development. About the speaker: Michael Bolton is a consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people to solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve. Michael has 25 years of experience testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. For the last 18 years, he has led DevelopSense, a Toronto-based testing, and development consultancy. Prior to that, he was with Quarterdeck Corporation for eight years, during which he managed the company’s flagship products and directed project and testing teams both in-house and around the world. In 2006, he became co-author (with James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing. Since then, he has flown over a million miles to teach RST in 35 countries on six continents. Michael will also be teaching the full 3 days Rapid Software Testing Course from 12-14 February 2019. Email [masked] for member discounts.

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  • Robots, mobile Automation and Security hosted by WooliesX

    WooliesX (Woolworths)

    Lets meetup and learn about Robots, mobile Automation and Security hosted by WooliesX. It's very close to Central Station at 407 Elizabeth St; https://goo.gl/maps/xMZRCJSytxN2 We will be having three 20 minute presentations for this one across a variety of topics with a focus on mobile app testing. We will start with networking and pizza from 5:30 pm with talks starting from 6:00PM 6:00PM Talk 1; Using Robots to test Mobile Apps Description: Meet Tappy McTapface. Tappy is an opensource 3D printed arduino robot that was built as part of a 2 day hackathon. Learn how you can use it for testing mobile apps. Presenter: Sam Connelly. Bug Hunter Sam could be described as a motorbike riding, beer brewing girl geek. She is the Lead bug hunter at Insight Timer (a meditation app company). Mobile exploratory testing is her speciality and She's an international speaker on all things Quality and Testing. 6:30PM Talk 2; Discover the invented wheel - Introduction to AppiumTestDistribution Description: AppiumTestDistribution is a Java api for Appium with test reporting and recording included out of the box. This talk will Include a live demo on how to start with iOS or Android tests. Presenter: Hemant Ojha; Hemant is a Software Engineer in Quality with BigCommerce. He carries the passion of making testing easier, efficient and help developers to get the faster feedback and generates confidence during releases. His love for programming and designing enables him to create utilities and frameworks to perform his duties well. He adores new ideas and believes sharing. 7:00PM Talk 3; Live demo on how to collect security bugs while doing mobile automation testing Description: Presenter: Asit Tripathy; Asit is an Automation Architect at Woolworths. Specialising in Test Automation (Browser and Mobile), API Testing and Test Framework Development 7:30PM Community Announcements followed by networking We need to be out by 8PM. If you want to continue the conversations we can head to GT's Hotel afterwards: https://goo.gl/maps/enjdbo6MPQU2

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  • Lunchtime Testing Dice Game with Sam

    Livelo Espresso&Kitchen

    Let's play the testing dice game. This is a fun interactive exercise in black box testing and critical thinking skills. If you have played this game you will be sworn to secrecy in how it works, see this blog post for more detail; http://www.bettertesting.co.uk/content/?p=438 Priority will be given to people who haven't played before. Please keep your RSVP up to date as this lets more people experience this. Alternatively if your office is in the Sydney CBD, Samantha can come to you for a free lunch time dice game session (pending on her availability; breakfast before work/evening after work sessions in cafe's/pubs are also an option if there is enough demand), please express interest for this here; https://goo.gl/forms/mbeXP9zHUEintaE63

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  • Post TestBash Meetup

    Knox Street Bar

    After a day of attending TestBash Sydney talks, your mind is buzzing with all the questions you forgot to ask. Or potential conversations you'd like to have with other attendees. A reminder of what those talks will be: https://www.ministryoftesting.com/events/testbash-australia-2018 . Maybe you're in the area but not attending the conference, you can pop along and chat to the speakers, other attendees and community members at the Post TestBash Sydney social. This is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of the community traveling to Sydney for this event. Please RSVP here so we have an idea of numbers to expect. The Post TestBash meetup location is Drum Room at the Knox Street Bar.

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  • The future of testing (Pre TESTBash meetup)

    TestBash is coming to Sydney! To see a list of the awesome speakers descending on the city including some of our own members, check out this page https://www.ministryoftesting.com/events/testbash-australia-2018 . There's always social events around each TestBash, a chance to get to socialise with the attendees and speakers. You can attend these even if you don't have a ticket to the conference! Please do RSVP here though to give an idea of numbers. The Pre TestBash meetup location is TBA but we'd love to see you there. Talk: What does the future hold for testers? Trish Khoo uses her magic powers of divination (aka educated guesses) to peer into the murky depths of tomorrow and blink bleary-eyed at the wonders that await. Will robots do our jobs? Will managers ever understand testing? Will we ever find ALL OF THE BUGS? Trish has all of the answers and more! Trish Khoo is a keynote speaker, consultant, ex-Google test engineering manager and all-round nice lady. You should check out her new training course, Foundations of Test Automation at: https://trishkhoo.com/foundations-test-automation/

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  • Committee catch up

    Hotel Sweeney's

    Come meet the organizing committee and offer to help out at our future events. Agenda: - Retrospective: what went well/poorly at our events in the last 6 months? - Survey results: what do a members want to see more of? - Futurespective: what do we need to plan for our next events - Finances Location is the Top floor at Sweeney’s, it’s pretty close to townhall station. Level 4 236 Clarence st. We will try to kick off at 5:30, if you turn up after 6 you won’t be able to get in. Please call Sam on[masked] if you can’t find us. We can finish this event with a social beer from 7pm

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