Here we go then with the dissection of my “Lets Taste” session at Let’s Test 2013. After reading the great post from Aleksis where he applies 6 Hats Thinking to attending Let’s Test, I’m going to try & use the same technique for retrospecting on my session.
This retrospective also includes valuable feedback I received from Paul Holland, Fiona Charles, Iain McCowatt, Carsten Feilberg & John Stevenson- thank you all.
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This post is a digest of my “Lets Taste” session from Let’s Test 2013 with some additions based on the feedback I received from the session. Retrospective on the session will come in a later post…
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Fresh out of his keynote, Michael stepped into his session on “Critical Thinking For Testers” This session aimed to give Testers some tools to help them think their way out of a tight spot.
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Alan uses his 20+ years experience of hypnosis to influence his approach to testing. In his session, Alan aimed to give us a taste of how hypnosis can be used to help with our testing. Slides for the Testing Hypnotically Session can be found here
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Scott’s keynote was about understanding what is asked of us (Testers) & how those requests fit into the bigger picture of what the business / organisation actually wants to achieve.
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In this session, Zeger wanted to demonstrate that there many situations where testing can benefit from the arts. Slides for the “Making the Case for Aesthetics” session are available here.
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This session with Leo was around ensuring how we get what we expect from a dialogue / conversation by keeping it relevant & constructive.
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Anne-Marie has been working with James Bach in order to write a book on coaching Testers & research for this book has involved the (Skype) coaching of many Testers. This session was a quick glimpse into how online coaching works.
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Michael Bolton had the priviledge of the opening keynote of the conference & unsurprisingly he chose to talk about context-driven testing. Turns out his tongue-in-cheek title was taken as such by everyone, so he had to take some time explaining the irony in it! Slides for the “If It’s Not Context-Driven, You Can’t Do It Here” session are available here
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With the sun shining (& the wind blowing!) we headed outside to see how changing context impacts our testing of some crazy remote controlled robots!
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Unfortunately Anne couldn’t attend so Rob did the keynote on bug triage by himself. It was a slight deviation from the planned keynote, but Rob chose to talk about his Elevator Parable instead of testing lessons from the delivery room labour triage.
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The session was aimed at helping us to understand how test charters can be used to drive exploratory testing, instead of long winded test scripts. In this post I refer to test charters as charters to save ink.
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So, Let’s Test has taken my conference cherry & unlike losing various other cherries, this experience was really rather excellent.
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