WeekNight Testing is Back

The magic that transpired at Skills Matter on 23-Mar-2011 when WeekNightTesting went LIVE with Markus Gaertner facilitating from Hamburg, LisaCrispin from San Francisco and Mike and I from London has inspired us to take WeekNight Testing out of the chat app to LIVE testing sessions.

How do we plan to do it?
Testers meet at a common location in the evening at around 17:45 UK Time with their laptops and energy to test, question, learn, discuss about testing.

At 18:00 the test session facilitator announces a testing challenge that is time boxed for an hour. Testers have the freedom to pair up with other testers or work on their own to meet the challenge. Testers can also use any test tools, strategies, and ideas to accomplish the challenge.

At the end of the hour we take a 5 min break and jump into a discussion session (de-briefing) for the next hour to share our test ideas, assumptions, tools used, strategy chosen to meet the challenge.

When & Where is the first event?
The first LIVE test session of the year is scheduled on 10th of April 2013 at SQS. I thank SQS a lot for their support and sponsorship of the first event.

Please Note: Since this is a LIVE event there are only 25 spots up for grabs. So don’t miss out. 

How do I register?

Next Steps?
We want to run more such test sessions in the year frequently. So if any of you are interested in sponsoring, facilitating or just testing. Please email Tony or me.

The most useful sense in testing – Beware of it

At my workshops I ask testers to guess “the greatest testing tool available to them”. Any guesses on the replies? Every popular tool in the market right from the bulkiest most expensive to open source tools out there. Some times I am happy to hear Google.

I then pop this poster up by Andy Glover and the group goes oooh ya! And most of the times followed by giggles. 

I love this poster because I believe the human body is the greatest testing tool available to us, our eye the most useful. We find most bugs by observing, analysing, comparing by the tool eye. How fascinating isn’t it? But can our eye overpower other senses?

See it to believe it!

Thanks to Tom Roden, my colleague for sharing this amazing video.

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