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During a recent deep dive of Twitter data, Áine (MarketingBoss) and I realised yet again that the testing community is incredibly open to helping people who are new to the testing world. How lovely is that! There are many ways to give back to the testing community and we're currently working on making those options more explicit.
And welcome to those new to the community who have moved from a developer role to a test engineer role. You might feel alone yet there are folks who have done something similar. Such as Angie Jones, Benjamin Bischoff, Simon Prior, Aprajita Mathur and Lena (Pejgan) Wiberg.
It also seems some folks continue to feel pressure to become automation engineers when that's not where they'd like to take their careers. If you're at a similar reflection point with your career check out Christian Baumann's helpful advice.
I'd like to call out a couple of new job congratulations. Karen Todd – who gives much to the testing community – started a new role last week. 🎉 It's been a journey for Karen and one she's shared publically. And many congrats to Melissa Fisher who also started a new job last week. A true community legend. Amazing news!
Sharing in public can go a long way to inspire each other. However, go easy on yourself. What's a low-effort zero-pressure way to give back to the testing community in public? I'd love to hear what you're up to. Let's amplify your efforts.
Have a good week.
— Simon, CommunityBoss
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Useful business posts
- What is Localization Testing? How To Improve Customer Experience with Localization — Sauce Labs
- Best Practices for Effective Mobile Testing: The Modern Mobile Automated Testing Pyramid — Wim Selles
- Elevate Your Career with mabl Certifications and QA Job Board — Izzy Azeri
- 8 Steps for Planning a Mobile Testing Strategy — Sauce Labs
- The Argument for Test Driven Development — Ranorex
- Tue 08 Nov Note Takers – Mobile Testing, with host Rahul Parwal
- Tue 08 Nov Ask Ranorex Anything!
- 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 30 Nov Get Started With Serenity BDD
- Thu 01 Dec ReTestBash UK 2022
- 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
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- Call To Speak - TestBash UK 2023 @ Cambridge, UK
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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.