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  • Essentials: An Introduction To Technical Testing
    Vernon Richards
    99 Minute Workshop

    Essentials: An Introduction To Technical Testing


    99 Minute Workshop


    What is technical testing? How technical is ‘technical’ enough? Do I need to learn how to code?

    These are some typical questions that testers and their teammates throw around all the time. Testing work has a reputation of operating predominantly at the GUI level but is that all there is? How can we address risks introduced by the implementation itself? What about business risks that are difficult, or even impossible to address as one person using one machine? This is what we aim to figure out during this workshop!


    • Describe what technical testing is
    • Describe different ways a tester could be ‘technical’
    • Choose different technical testing techniques and tools based on your context
    • Use different techniques and tools


    Vernon Richards
    Vernon Richards
    Quality Coach / Senior Quality Engineer
    I’m a Quality Coach & Tester that helps orgs, teams & individuals understand the relationship between quality & testing to help them build better products & deliver more effective services. I’ve been testing since 2002 starting with video games on PS2, Xbox & PC. It may not sound like a real job but it’s the truth! By day I’m a Senior Quality Engineer at a health tech night I run Abode of Quality. Here is one of my core values: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude (& how you’re thinking) about the problem.” - Captain Jack Sparrow (the part in brackets was my addition though!) I believe that quality & testing problems are actually people problems in disguise! Often the cause of these problems is misaligned goals, different perspectives, low empathy for colleagues, and the list goes on. Using my coaching skills in the quality & testing space, I believe the most effective way to serve the business, is to help teams & individuals gain new perspectives about themselves & their teammates.

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