My last conference presentation of 2015 was at Unicom’s Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit held in Melbourne on 10th December. It was good to have a gig on “home turf” after presenting in Vietnam and Estonia during the year – and it was also a great excuse to check out the award-winning architecture of the venue for this conference, the Melbourne Convention Centre.
My talk was on the Agile Testing Ecosystem from James Bach and Michael Bolton, so it was right on theme for the event and there were lots of good questions during the Q&A session following my presentation. The lectern was more like a Starship Enterprise command console and the room quite large, but the good AV system hopefully meant everyone could hear and see OK. A couple of photos of me in action follow.
There were plenty of enjoyable talks during the day, not just on agile testing but also exploring DevOps, BDD, and Docker. I particularly enjoyed Neil Killick‘s talk on using #NoEstimates ideas for acceptance test slicing heuristics.
I’m hoping to have the opportunity to share my knowledge during more conferences in 2016, so watch this space for any updates in that regard! Also note that the TEAM group is running its own conference in May 2016 and I am on the organizing committee. The call for participation (as well as the all important registration!) is available already, so please visit the Australian Testing Days 2016 site for more information – we are delighted that Michael Bolton and Anne-Marie Charrett have agreed to be our keynote speakers, both significant names in the world of context-driven testing.
Blog posts covering my other conference presentations during 2015 are also available:
Vietnam (January): I survived Ho Chi Minh City
Estonia (June): In review: Nordic Testing Days
My presentation slides from the Unicom conference can be downloaded from Growing_Testing_Skills_Agile_Testing_Ecosystem