Cambridge Lean Coffee 07/16

Again an excellent Cambridge Lean Coffee, this month at Nokia, hosted by James Coombes (many thanks!). Great discussion, and on a site note, we found it interesting that we get into a habit of asking questions rather than just putting a topic out there.

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Twitter Timeline Q2/16

#Juni

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Testing Games

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For the most recent Software Testing Club Meetup here in Cambridge I brought Games :)

Games? Why?
I’ve wanted to try this out, as I’ve noticed that playing Games (at least a certain flavor of Games) is a widespread phenomenon with Testers, you can find it as

  • Tracks at Conferences and topics of Meetups (sic)
  • training exercises for testers (we’ve done lunch time games)
  • part of tester interviews (e.g. the Black Stories)

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Jerry Weinberg: Perfect Software

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It’s probably fair to say that Jerry Weinberg: ‘Perfect Software and other illusions about testing’ is one of a handful core resources when you want to learn about Software Testing. My manager recommended it to me when I first met him, and I read bits and pieces here and there, but somehow never found the time to read it through properly from cover to cover. But as I’ve set myself a challenge to read three books a month this year, and have been finding myself being drawn toward non-fictional works more and more, I saw a chance to finally fit it in.

‘Perfect Software’ is more than worth your time, and feels like one of the books that will teach you something new on every re-read. The following is not a comprehensive list, but a random one of (often paraphrased) quotes that stuck out and thoughts that the book invoked in me, /this/ time round.

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Twitter Timeline Q1/16

#March

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PechaKucha: Now you see it – now you don’t

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For the last Software Testing Club Meetup here in Cambridge I shamelessly hopped on the wagon and directed us to go see the PechaKucha Night at the friendly Espresso Library near Parker’s Piece.

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format. PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

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#TestBash 2016: Ash Winter – Testing the Bigger Picture (Workshop)

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Last week was #TestBash and I’m still fully excited about the experience. The conference for me started off with the Workshop Day, I attended Ash Winter‘s “Testing the Bigger Picture – System Architectures”. The topic is something that resonated a lot with me the last few months – as recently mentioned, and also from experiences at my workplace, where we started to do collaborative sessions on system architecture, zooming in on different parts of our system and exploring them via the whiteboard. Ash’s workshop hit the mark for me there.

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