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It's a tricky one.
You've just logged off from another online event. You've amplified your connection with friendly community members and gathered a whole tonne of new information. And a crucial career spark might just be around the corner.
Yet how can you apply what you've learnt? How might you map it to your day-to-day tasks and goals? How do you join it up to support your career?
Perhaps one way is to ask the community how they do it, on whatever platform or place you hang out (have a look at the end of this email for the links to places to hang out). Discover how people apply their learnings in their context. Consider the variety of approaches and pick one to experiment with — get started and see what happens.
Last week's Test.bash(); was designed to offer a heap of practical examples to amplify the importance of tool awareness. I got a sense attendees were pleasantly surprised by the variety of approaches and tools used to solve just four challenges. And I have a hunch it'll create a reflection point for many the next time they pick up a new tool. Problems Before Tools – to repeat the words of Richard Bradshaw.
Pro Members and Test.bash(); 2022 ticket holders can revisit the day of talks, a panel discussion and an Ask Me Anything. Plus check out a treasure trove of challenge video solutions from the community. Go create some sparks! 🎥
There's also this super useful article from Dan Barrow: Keeping The Conference Momentum Going. One piece of advice talks about writing. So I'm looking forward to a chat with Aaron Flynn later this week on a Twitter Space. We'll explore how the MoT Bloggers Club and writing can help your career.
Lots to learn. Lots to do. We gotta start somewhere.
Have a good week.
— Simon, CommunityBoss
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Useful business posts
- The top 5 agile QA metrics to improve your testing — Hannah Son
- 4 Challenges in Test Automation (and How to Solve Them) — Chris Riley
- Standalone API Tests vs Integrated API Tests — Fernando Mattos
- Automating API Testing with mabl’s Postman Integration — Andrew Horgan
- Mon 24 Oct Post Test.Bash(); Livestream - Data Challenge
- Tue 25 Oct Enhance Your Business Processes Using RPA with Ranorex Studio
- Thu 27 Oct Twitter Space: How does the MoT Bloggers Club help your career? With Aaron Flynn and Simon Tomes
- Wed 02 Nov Create Test Reports Based On Feedback And Feelings
- Tue 08 Nov Note Takers – Mobile Testing, with host Rahul Parwal
- Wed 09 Nov Performance Testing 101
- Wed 16 Nov Recognising and Eliminating Code Smells 101
- Thu 17 Nov Thursday Testing Tea with host Thomas Shipley
- Wed 23 Nov Continuous Testing Throughout The SDLC
- Wed 07 Dec Would Heu-risk It? Workshop
- Fri 09 Dec HolidayBash 2022
- Wed 18 Jan The Hidden Logic of Thinking for Testers
Calls for Contributions
- Call for Contribution – Share your interest to run a Community Micro-Event
- Have You Contributed to the Community?
- Call for Content - Write for us
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Simon is a CommunityBoss at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.