Our Famous 99-Second Talks

Simon Tomes
Simon Tomes
Ady Stokes
Ady Stokes
Ben Dowen
Ben Dowen
Simon Rigler
Simon Rigler

It's not a TestBash without 99-Second Talks. We made a small scheduling mistake and missed them off, but we made space for them!

Listen to Ben Dowen, Simon Tomes, Simon Rigler and Ady Stokes

What You'll Learn

  • How to get the team to buy in to testing tools

Simon Tomes

CommunityBoss

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.

Ady Stokes

Quality Engineering Architect

@A11y_Ady on Twitter. Passionate about accessibility, exploring and testing as part of the creation and development of software. I help teams build better software and I strongly believe in collaborative methods and using different thought techniques and people perspectives to look at things from many angles. Accessibility is about inclusion, not just disability. In my career I’ve been a Director. Test, BI and Logistics Manager. Tester, Test Engineer, QA and Site Lead Tester and any other value adding role required at the time. I have also taught, coached and mentored people throughout my career. My career highlight is creating the Software Tester Apprenticeship for the Coders Guild and training people to get their first role in IT through government sponsored free training courses based on my apprenticeship. I now have my own blog at The Big Test Theory.com sharing my thoughts, occasional poetry and my Periodic Table of Testing, a visual heuristic showing the breadth of the testing universe.

Ben Dowen

Full Snack Tester

Working professionally in Software Testing for almost ten years I've had the pleasure of working on a range of different software. From enterprise infrastructure and virtualisation at Citrix, via WebApps and more then one back-end API and micro-service! I like to think I understand how software is built and where it lives, and this helps give me confidence when exploring and identifying risks. Known online as The Full Snack Tester, I run the daily celebration of the Testing Community called Tester of The Day: https://testeroftheday.com/

Simon Rigler

Head of Testing