Weekly Newsletter: How To Be A QA Leader?
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Now Is a Great Time to Go Pro
Going Pro this week means you can attend the first TestBash Manchester Online, our all-new 99-minute workshops and our latest course from Hilary Weaver-Robb. A great investment in your career.
All Things Ministry of Testing
- Meet The Coaches Podcast - Maria Kedemo - Mike speaks with Maria about the difference between mentoring and coaching and how that shapes Marias coaching style.
- What are the best things about working from home? - There have been highs and lows for all of us during lockdown. Has the experience made you reconsider working from home?
- Testers' Island Discs Ep38 - James Thomas - Mark and James had a punderful time talking about James’ work with the AST, his time running the Cambridge Exploratory Testing Workshop and his own experiences and path to becoming a speaker.
- Onboarding Remotely? - What tips would you offer for people who are onboarding or about to be onboarded remotely?
- Testing Ask Me Anything - Automation - sign up now and ask Marie any questions you might have about automation.
Community News & Podcasts
- I Wish I Knew More About… - Have you ever felt overwhelmed with the number of things you're supposed to know? You're not alone.
- Sketchnoting 99 Second Talks - A great example from Louise of how sketchnotes can be useful no matter how long the presentation is.
- Shifting Performance Testing to the left with k6 - Trying to pick the best performance tool for your project can be tricky. Check out Marie's blog to see if k6 would be the right choice for you.
- 193: Hacking the CIA, Bridgefy, and college lockdowns - Privacy disasters, high profile hacks, leaked documents and flawed tracking apps. There's lots to digest in this weeks episode!
- Don't Start Your Automation Strategy With Tools - Most of us tend to reach for tools first when doing something new but is that where we should be starting?
- How to Be a QA Leader - Moving into a leadership position can be a daunting experience but Kristin has some helpful tips to put you on the right path.
99-Minute Workshops - September
- Exploring Requirements with a Tester’s Mindset - Join Janet Gregory at 1pm New York, US Time - 2nd September 2020
- Uncovering the Power of Browser DevTools - Join Butch Mayhew at 12pm New Zealand time (NZST) - 4th September 2020
- An Introduction to SQL for testers - Join Lee Marshall at 12pm UK Time - 7th September 2020
- Leading a test automation strategy - Join Dana Aonofriesei at 1pm New York, US Time - 9th September 2020
- Mocks and Testability - Join Ali Haydar at 12pm New Zealand time (NZST) - 11th September 2020
- Property-based testing in Java - Join Mike Solomon at 12pm UK Time - 14th September 2020
- Continuous Testing Throughout the SDLC - Join Dan Ashby at 12pm UK Time - 21st September 2020
- There's no U in Coach - Join Lindsay Strydom and Gareth Waterhouse at 12pm UK Time - 30th September 2020
Posts selected from our business feed
- 13 Ways to Optimize Your Test Automation from Home - Being out of the office means that most of us don't have access to our in-house device lab. Some excellent tips and resources here to help you.
- The C# Selenium Sample Repo You Must Have - If you're looking for a sample repository to get you started with C# automation, this is a great one to bookmark.
Upcoming MoT Events
- 99 Min Workshops - We have multiple workshops running during different timezones in upcoming months.
- Testing Ask Me Anything - Automation - 8pm UK Time - 8th September 2020
- Masterclass: Let’s Go Larvae Hunting! - 8pm UK Time - 22nd September 2020
- TestBash Manchester Online - 2nd October 2020
- TestBash Netherlands Online - 15th - 16th October 2020
- Test.bash(Online); - 29th October 2020
- TestBash New Zealand Online - 20th November 2020
Things You Might Have Missed
Articles and posts on Security, Accessibility and Automation from around the web.
- Medical Data Leaked on GitHub Due to Developer Errors - Hardcoded login credentials and public repositories that should have been private, a lot to learn here.
- Accessibility Testing is like Making Coffee - If you've ever wanted an everyday explanation for accessibility testing, this is a pretty good one.
- 5 most annoying website features I face as a blind person every single day - Has your site got any of these features?