Sunday, 22 November 2015

Released slides and notes from Agile and Automation Days 2015 in Poland

I attended the Agile and Automation Days Conference in Krakow, Poland on the 16th November 2015 to present a Keynote and a Tutorial on Technical Testing in Agile.

I have updated the conference page on my site to have a link to the slides and social media mentions.

The actual conference was very technical, and was one of those international conferences where I wished I spoke the native language because I missed most of the talks due to the language barrier. But the titles and blurbs all looked as though I would have liked to have seen most of the talks.

The keynote was recorded, but I'm not sure when the video will be released. I'll add a link as soon as I know.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

TestWorksConf 2015 Keynote Slides and Write Up Available

I have updated the TestWorksConf page to include the slides of my keynote and a little additional information. So if you want the slides you can head off here.

I've written a short post describing the conference over on which is worth reading if you want to find links to all the tools presented: Gatling, Mesos, Selenium Grid Docker, Serenity etc.

The conference (#testworksconf) was probably the most 'hands on' conference I have ever attended.
Unfortunately there was too much on for me to go to every talk. A very interesting conference, very hands on, with lots to learn.

Hopefully I'll be able to attend on future years as well.


After the conference I was able to spend some time with the Xebia team for knowledge sharing.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

5th Oct 2015 - One Day Java For Testers public training in Amsterdam

I'll be running a public, one day training on Java For Testers, in Amsterdam on the 5th October. Just after the TestWorks conference.

This is suitable for absolute beginners, and we make it easy for you start coding with a 'fill in the blanks' approach, which gradually expands over the day as your competence grows.

And we have more advanced exercises if you've programmed before.

For more details read this Java For Testers blog post, or go straight to theXebia's website for booking info.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Agile and Automation Days, Keynote and Tutorial, Poland, Krakow, November 2015

I will attend the Agile and Automation Days Conference in Krakow, Poland on the 16th November 2015 to present a Keynote and a Tutorial.

The Keynote will be "How to Improve your Technical Test Ability" describing approaches, tools and mindsets that I use to improve my ability to test with increasing technical competency.

The tutorial will cover "Technical Testing in Agile", how to use and justify technical testing skills in an Agile context. This is a hands on tutorial with much interactive investigation and execution.

More Details about the Conference tutorial and keynote.

TestWorks Conference Keynote 2nd October 2015

I've been invited to Keynote at the TestWorks Conf in Amsterdam on the 2nd of October.

You can find more details about the conference on their website.

The working title is "Real World Automation Challenges".

And will be based on my experience writing code to automate applications, and from working with clients world wide, I'll describe the challenges faced and the thinking behind the solutions chosen.
So if you want more options for how you approach automating executing then this might be the talk for you.

More details on my talk page.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Test Automation Day 2015 Slides and Notes

I attended the Test Automation Day 2015 in Rotterdam to present a Keynote on "Lessons learned with Automation".

During the research for the talk I delved into the history of automation and was fascinated to discover such a close correlation between the issues and controversies of the 1950s and the concerns and issues with 'Test Automation" in the present day.

You can find my slides and some supporting notes on my conference talk page.