2 Days to secure your seat – Scottish Testing Edinburgh

The Scottish Testing Group Autumn Event will take place in Edinburgh on Wed 19 October, at Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie Place – a short walk from Waverley Stn.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Huib Schoots – How to become a great tester
  • Tony Bruce – One more question….

Full speaker details can be found here

Registration detail on Eventbrite

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Fancy speaking at STG?

Call for Lightning Talkers

Once again we will also feature six lightning talks and YOU could give one.  There are a couple of slots left – it could be you!

Talks will be 10 minutes (maximum) in length and can be on any topic as long as it is related (even loosely) to testing. You can use a single slide as long as you provide it in advance but why not be brave and just wing it!

This is open to everyone so slots will be allocated on a first come first saved basis – if you’d like to put yourself forward for one of these just let me know (graham.freeburn@soprasteria.com) or alternatively you can contact any of committee.

Coaching for novice speakers will be available is desired

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STG – AGM & Autumn Test Event, Edinburgh

The Scottish Testing Group Autumn Event will take place in Edinburgh on Wed 19 October, at Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie Place – a short walk from Waverley Stn.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Huib Schoots – How to become a great tester
  • Tony Bruce – One more question….

Full speaker details can be found here

Registration detail on Eventbrite

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1 week to go – Fiona Charles: Inspiring Testing & Strategies for Successful Delivery

Only a few days let to confirm you seat!

Two-days of Experiential training workshops with Fiona Charles, 10th and 11th October

  • We are delighted to be able to offer you the rare opportunity to take part in two days of experiential training workshops with the renowned international speaker and testing expert Fiona Charles on 10th and 11th October at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. Only 24 places are available each day so be quick if you want to book a place for yourself or some of your team. Fiona’s sessions are highly interactive and thought provoking and are always well received.
  • The workshops on offer are
    • Monday 10th Inspiring Testing
    • A leader sets an example and inspires others to follow and then to lead in their turn. You don’t have to be a manager to be a leader-but if you’re not also a leader, you can’t be a good manager. In this full-day interactive workshop, we’ll examine the key focus areas for test leaders, and work together to identify the skills and personal qualities essential for exceptional test leadership.
    • Tuesday 11th Mind, Map & Strategy (Morning)
    • A test strategy is the set of big-picture ideas embodying the overarching direction or design of a test effort. It’s the significant values that will inspire, influence and ultimately drive your testing, and the overall decisions you have made about ways and means of delivering on those values. In this session, we will walk through an example to illustrate how a mindmap can be used effectively for a test strategy, and you will have the opportunity to practice developing and presenting you own mind-mapped strategies.
    • Modelling Test Scenarios with Data (Afternoon)
    • Many test efforts depend on scenarios that represent real sequences of transactions and events. Scenarios are important tools for finding problems that matter to stakeholders in business applications and integrated solutions. Often, they are essential for business acceptance, because they encapsulate test ideas in a format that is meaningful for business users and easy for them to understand and review.
    • Full details of the workshops
    • Costs
      One day – Early Bird £200 otherwise £250
      Both days – Early Bird £350 otherwise £400
      Book Online
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STG – AGM & Autumn Test Event, Edinburgh

The Scottish Testing Group Autumn Event will take place in Edinburgh on Wed 19 October, at Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie Place – a short walk from Waverley Stn.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Huib Schoots – How to become a great tester
  • Tony Bruce – One more question….

More details to follow.

Registration detail on Eventbrite

 

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Scottish Testing – Inspiring Testing & Strategies for Successful Delivery

Two-days of Experiential training workshops with Fiona Charles, 10th and 11th October

  • We are delighted to be able to offer you the rare opportunity to take part in two days of experiential training workshops with the renowned international speaker and testing expert Fiona Charles on 10th and 11th October at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. Only 24 places are available each day so be quick if you want to book a place for yourself or some of your team. Fiona’s sessions are highly interactive and thought provoking and are always well received.
  • The workshops on offer are
    • Monday 10th Inspiring Testing
    • A leader sets an example and inspires others to follow and then to lead in their turn. You don’t have to be a manager to be a leader-but if you’re not also a leader, you can’t be a good manager. In this full-day interactive workshop, we’ll examine the key focus areas for test leaders, and work together to identify the skills and personal qualities essential for exceptional test leadership.
    • Tuesday 11th Mind, Map & Strategy (Morning)
    • A test strategy is the set of big-picture ideas embodying the overarching direction or design of a test effort. It’s the significant values that will inspire, influence and ultimately drive your testing, and the overall decisions you have made about ways and means of delivering on those values. In this session, we will walk through an example to illustrate how a mindmap can be used effectively for a test strategy, and you will have the opportunity to practice developing and presenting you own mind-mapped strategies.
    • Modelling Test Scenarios with Data (Afternoon)
    • Many test efforts depend on scenarios that represent real sequences of transactions and events. Scenarios are important tools for finding problems that matter to stakeholders in business applications and integrated solutions. Often, they are essential for business acceptance, because they encapsulate test ideas in a format that is meaningful for business users and easy for them to understand and review.
    • Full details of the workshops
    • Costs
      One day – Early Bird £200 otherwise £250
      Both days – Early Bird £350 otherwise £400
      Book Online
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STG Glasgow 11 May – Final few seats

There are 8 seats remaining for the next  Scottish Testing Event on Wed 11 May, IET Teacher Building, Glasgow – Free to attend

Tickets here

Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity:  Bill Matthews, Target Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 1  (Blast off!): Before the break we’ll have the first of the two short sessions allocated to ‘lighting talks’

Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing:  Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 2 (The Sequel!): The second of the two short ‘lighting talks’ sessions – another 5 slots of 5 minutes each (MAX!!)

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STG Glasgow – Register here…..

Register Here

Wed 11 May, IET Teacher Building, Glasgow

Free to attend

Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity:  Bill Matthews, Target Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 1  (Blast off!): Before the break we’ll have the first of the two short sessions allocated to ‘lighting talks’

Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing:  Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 2 (The Sequel!): The second of the two short ‘lighting talks’ sessions – another 5 slots of 5 minutes each (MAX!!)

Register Here

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Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing: Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

In this talk Richard will introduce the concept of Automation in Testing. He will explain his reasoning for this new term over existing, mainly Test Automation. Exploring the industry’s view of automation and how this has guided the way automation is being used in testing. Contrasting this to his own experiences and his deep understanding of testing.

We will explore the new opportunities for automation that become so clear when you merge these views with new terminology. Focusing on how most common automation framework approaches can be utilised to provide tools that assist testing. He will share his experiences of where he has created automation specifically to assist his testing, not checking, testing.

About Richard: Richard is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development.

Richard is a very active member of the testing community, the founder of multiple meetups in the UK, and also one of the founding members of the Midlands Exploratory Workshop on Testing (MEWT). 

Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He works for Friendly Testing, a provider of consultancy and training within testing. He can often be found in the bar, with a beer in hand, discussing testing.

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Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity: Bill Matthews, Target Testing

As testers we are often asked to testing complicated systems but the recent excitement around trends such as Machine Learning, Big Data and IoT (Internet of Things) is leading us down a path towards more and more complex systems. Imagine being asked to test a system that adapts based on the success or failure of previous behaviour or a system where the interactions between the different components leads to emergent behaviour rather than prescribed behaviour.

Complex Systems behave differently to Complicated Systems and generally need different approaches to testing however with much of our testing literature is geared towards testing complicated systems rather than complex systems we as testers are facing an interesting challenge over the next 10 years as the complexity of software increases at an accelerating pace.

In this Bill will explore the concept of modern complex and adaptive systems, the testing challenges they pose and based on his recent project work he will offer ideas on how we might approach testing such complex systems

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Bill has been a freelance test consultant for over 18 years working mainly on large migration and integration projects as a Test Architect, Manager and Technical Tester Lead. He spends much of his time focusing on helping companies deliver the more technical elements of system and operational testing such as integration, performance and security.

He is a regular speaker at testing conferences mainly on technical topics as well as delivering workshops and training courses focusing on security testing in different contexts such as web, APIs and mobile application security.

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