Category: Technology

Hackathon Fatigue

I’m currently participating in GovHack 2017 at the Sydney location (add a 2017 year in review link like this 2016 one when available). It’s the first hackathon I’ve attended this year. When I first moved to Sydney 4 years ago

Posted in depression, Hackathons, mental health, Technology

Agile and Stress

I was having a chat with an old colleague on LinkedIn today (Brian Osman) and we were talking about Agile. The question was, “how does Agile at Tyro differ from <Client>*?” My conclusion was that by focusing on certain “Agile”

Posted in Agile, Software Testing

Where’s your local experience?

We had an amazing Sydney testers discussion group today on sharing stories around our job hunting experiences. One comment that came up was on local experience and I wanted to elaborate a little more on it. I would say there

Posted in Software Testing

Some presentations on Testing

I’ve recently started speaking at conferences, here are some of the recordings: Slides Slides Public speaking is hard, I still get nervous about it. However it can be enjoyable and I look forward to speaking more. I used keynote for

Posted in Software Testing

Agile

Here’s my rant on Agile: Agile is a bit of a buzz word these days. If you aren’t doing Agile, there is a tendency to think you are missing out. At it’s core Agile is about adapting to change. As

Posted in Software Testing

Diversity in conferences

are you struggling to attract diverse speakers at your tech conferences? take a leaf out of Katie Conf’s book and challenge yourself to find those female speakers. All of the speakers at Katie Conf have names that are based on the

Posted in Conferences, Technology

Get Creative with your resume

Update: Sam Connelly Tester Profile V2 I used canva to create a resume, I had fun putting it together. You can view V1 here: Sam Connelly Tester Profile

Posted in Software Testing

Free Range Testing

Co authored with Brian Osman Often at Tyro, we’ve thrown a tester into a team with developers with little structure. The testers and their teams are encouraged to make their own process. I’m tempted to call this free range testing

Posted in Software Testing

Mindmaps for Mobile Testing

Here is a mindmap that I’ve been using to help my Mobile App team test, I’ve printed a laminated version of this and I take it to planning meetings. There are many other mindmaps out there too.

Posted in Software Testing

Robotics Challenge

I have my first software testing article published in the testing trapeze. The article is about the Robotics Challenge that I ran at Tyro. I also talked about this challenge at the Agile Australia conference.

Posted in Software Testing
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