Janet Gregory and I talk about testing, DevOps, DevTestOps and more with the awesome Cucumber team on this episode. I feel so honored to have the opportunity to participate on one of my favorite podcasts!Read More
Vermont Code Camp 2018
I was honored to be ask to present at Vermont Code Camp 2018, the 10th annual VCC! I had a great day meeting so many software practitioners from the Burlington area and beyond. There were more than 200 people, including some kids, enjoying the lovely venue at Champlain College. I even met some fellow donkey […]Read More
Mob all the things!
I’m so excited that I get to participate in the Mob Programming conference next month- April 12-13 – in Burlington, MA. Check out the program and registration details. This is an amazing opportunity to work in small groups with leaders like Lisi Hocke, Woody Zuill and Llewellyn Falco. An even better way to learn about […]Read More
Courage to coach
You might notice that my posts here aren’t necessarily about actually doing testing activities. For the past several years I’ve been one of only three testers on a team of 25 or more coders. Currently, I’m the only tester spread across several mini-teams that add up to around 17 coders. I can’t possibly test every […]Read More
Telling stories together while practicing critical thinking with VTS
We use our story telling and critical thinking skills constantly as we test and develop software. How often do we practice those skills on something other than features we are going to release to production? Musicians practice their craft. Even coders can practice their craft with katas and code retreats. How can we practice telling […]Read More
My Tester’s Island Discs!
As soon as I heard the introductory episode to Neil Studd’s Tester’s Island Discs podcast, I sent in my five song selections. I didn’t expect to be picked, but it was really fun to think of the five tunes I’d take to the Tester’s Island! I’ve listened to every episode, and have learned a lot […]Read More