My first two (free!) testing community events of 2023

I’ve got a couple of testing community events coming up to kick off 2023. Both are free to attend and are interactive, so I’d love to see some of my blog audience getting involved!

30 January 2023 (8pm AEDT): Steel Yourselves webinar

First up is a webinar for the Association for Software Testing as part of their interesting series called “Steel Yourselves”, in which testers make the strongest case they can for claims they fundamentally disagree with.

In this webinar, I will argue the case for a testing phase, hence the title of my talk, “Shift Nowhere: a Testing Phase FTW”. After I make my case, the audience will have the chance to challenge my point of view and finally I’ll reflect on the experience of having to make a case for something I disagree with.

This webinar will also feature another well-respected Australian tester, with Anne-Marie Charrett presenting her case that “Crosby was Right. Quality is Free”.

I’m looking forward to this very different kind of webinar and have been busy putting my case together and practising my 10-minute presentation. It will certainly be interesting to deal with the challenges coming from the audience (“interesting” also encompassing “well out of my comfort zone”!).

Register for the AST Steel Yourselves webinar

Promo for Lee Hawkins's Steel Yourselves webinar for the AST, with a headshot of Lee and the AST logo

8 March 2023 (9.30pm AEDT): Ask Me Anything on Exploratory Testing

My second online event is for The Test Tribe, as part of their “Ask Me Anything” series, in which I’ll be fielding audience questions about exploratory testing. This is a topic I’m passionate about and I have extensive experience of using exploratory testing as an approach, so I hope I can help others get a better understanding of the approach and its power during this session.

This is again something quite different for me as I generally present a prepared presentation of some kind, whereas in this case I don’t know what the audience will ask. I expect this to be quite a challenging experience but I’m excited to share my knowledge and experience on this oft-misunderstood topic.

Register for The Test Tribe AMA

Promo for Lee Hawkins's AMA for The Test Tribe, with a headshot of Lee and the event details

I hope you can join me on the 30th January for “Steel Yourselves” and also on 8th March for “Ask Me Anything”! Please use the following links to register:

Register for the AST Steel Yourselves webinar

Register for The Test Tribe AMA

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