Welcome to Episode 1 of TestSphere Roulette. Joining Simon at the roulette table for this episode, we have 3 awesome Testers:
Chris Armstrong - QA Strategy Consultant @ Provar Testing (@christovskia)
Rachel Sherratt - Head of QA @ AccessPay (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelsherratt91/)
Shey Crompton - Senior Quality Engineer @ Prima Assicurazioni (@sheymouse)
The Roulette Wheel chose the following 3 random cards for discussion:
User Friendliness - Quality Aspect
Rejection - Feelings
Pair Testing - Techniques
Future events mentioned on the pod were:
Testbash Home (https://www.ministryoftesting.com/events/testbash-home-2021)
Testing Voices (https://huddle.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com/testing-voices/)
Thank you to Shey, Rachel and Chris for their great discussions and to the Ministry of Testing for supporting the podcast. If you wish to find out more about TestSphere, check out RiskstormingOnline.com or find the card decks on the MoT Store.
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Sounds and Music courtesy of Zapsplat.com
Head of QA @ easyJet
Simon is heading up the QA teams at EasyJet. In his career he has worked in various roles across IT from C++ developer, Scrum Master, Build Engineer before finally finding his passion in Testing. He's worked in various domains from CyberSecurity, Gaming/Gambling and now the Airline industry. He has a keen interest in finding ways to improve the testing process and ensuring products are released with the highest possible quality. He also loves coaching/mentoring his team to be the best they can, enabling them to use all possible tools and skills to get their job done to the best of their ability Simon is a well known speaker and meetup organiser in the Software Testing world, a Podcast co-host (check out TestingPeers.com) and also a keen advocate for companies to consider Neurodiversity as part of their inclusion programmes. Simon was recently awarded Testing Manager of the Year at the European Software Testing Awards, with a mention to his great people management and contributions to the wider testing community.
Pre-millennium Shey broke his testing teeth in computer games, he can be held responsible for such iconic successes as Catwoman, Malice and the little known Harry Potter… Originally from Melbourne Shey’s career has been as varied as his Anglicised Australian vowel sounds. Following a decade in Games Design, Project Management and Software Development he has spent the past 10 years working back in Testing - where his passion truly lies. As a Consultant he's covered various Test roles including a long term placement working with JK Rowling’s Team at Pottermore. Shey’s broad range of experience enables easy connections to be made with colleagues from all areas of the business spectrum. Shey can regularly be found providing the link or explanation between people from different disciplines. Shey has a significant presence within the testing community, sharing his perspective on Twitter, LinkedIn, and MoT's The Club forum among others. In-person he co-organises the London Tester Gathering and has volunteered TestBash. While not the first time Shey has spoken at TestBash, this will be the first time speaking for longer than 99 seconds. This year’s appearance is slightly longer but follows his usual theme of helping leaders to discover and develop their own leadership style. When not talking about testing, Shey can be found talking about his next passion, craft beer. Follow him to find where good beer is being served.