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Programmers practice their skills with coding dojos, katas, and test retreats. But how do testers practice their skills? Story telling, observation skills, and critical thinking skills are all important in software testing, especially in activities like exploratory testing. One way to practice these skills is with a visual thinking strategy workshop. VTS is a teaching method that improves critical thinking skills through teacher-facilitated discussions of visual images. VTS encourages participation through a group problem-solving process, and uses art to teach thinking, communication skills, and visual literacy. We’ll try testing a website before and after to see if it improves our testing skills in the short run! Lisa Crispin will facilitate this fun VTS session. She is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley, 2014) and Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009). If there is time at the end, Brie Hoblin and Lisa Crispin will facilitate a discussion on other ways testers can sharpen their skills. Read Lisa's blog post on VTS: https://lisacrispin.com/2018/01/24/telling-stories-together-practicing-critical-thinking-vts/ Whether you are a QA professional, a software dev interested in writing quality code, or someone just learning to code, come join us to learn more about VTS! Last but not least, thank you to our generous sponsors: VCET, Dealer.com, Symbiotic Labs, Union Street Media, and people like you! If you would like to support our meetup and others like it, please visit https://opencollective.com/burlington-code/ to learn more.
11th Annual Vermont Code Camp Full Day, dozens of sessions, continental breakfast, lunch & afternoon snacks. All Free, thanks to the support of our sponsors and volunteers! Thanks to Champlain College Division of Information Technology & Sciences for hosting. Get Social! ==================================== We have a slack channel at http://vtcodecamp.slack.com if you want to chat about all things VTCC11! You can join through this self-join link: https://vtcodecamp.herokuapp.com/ Find us on twitter at @vtcodecamp Use the #vtcc11 hashtag Submit Sessions through July 15! ==================================== We are using Sessionize.com to collect abstracts at http://sessionize.com/VTCodeCamp Schedule ==================================== The complete schedule with details about the talks and speakers will be made available prior to the event. We Don't Just Feed Your Mind! ==================================== Thanks to our generous sponsors, we provide bagels and muffins, coffee and juices in the morning, lunch (yep, it's pizza!) and an afternoon snack for all attendees. Register ==================================== Attendee registration and social networking is here on Meetup. It's free! Keep in mind that whatever name you use for your Meetup membership is the name that we'll print on your name label. We have set meetup to force only one registration at a time in order to ensure that even your guests get a name label. Parking ==================================== Here is parking info from Champlain College: https://github.com/vtcodecamp/documents/blob/master/ChamplainCollegeParking.md Volunteer! ==================================== Contact [masked] Code of Conduct and Diversity Statement ==================================== We are proud of our community and support you all with a Code of Conduct (https://www.vtcodecamp.org/conduct) and a Diversity Statement (https://www.vtcodecamp.org/diversity). All participants at VTCC11 are expected to follow these guidances. Sponsorship ==================================== We rely on sponsors to enable us put on this fabulous and free event. In recent years we have exceeded 250 attendees to feed & care for. • Premiere: $1000 or significant in-kind donation • Platinum $750 • Gold $500 • Silver $250 • Bronze $100 Sponsors are listed on our website (https://www.vtcodecamp.org/), are included in our communications, and are given special recognition during the event. Additionally, Platinum and Premiere sponsors will be invited to have a table at VTCC11! If you're interested in becoming a sponsor go to https://www.vtcodecamp.org/sponsor or contact [masked]. Out of town guests ==================================== Check vermont.org for information on lodging (http://www.vermont.org/Visit_Vermont/lodging.aspx). Downtown Burlington is fun. Next options would be in South Burlington (either east of Burlington on Route 2 or south on Route 7). BOOK EARLY! Vermont is a happening place in autumn