April RoundUp of All Things MoT
3rd May 2019

The first TestBash of the year is over and it was a roaring success, getting us ready for the year of useful, insightful and utterly brilliant TestBashes ahead.

The Club

A few selected discussions from The Club that we thought you might find interesting.

  • Testing tour 2019 posted by punkmik. Inspired by Lisi Hocke’s talk at TestBash Brighton 2019, Kim wants to go on her own testing tour starting in May and is looking for people to pair with.
  • Ask Me Anything: Whole Team Testing posted by heather_reid. This month we had an excellent Ask Me Anything with Lisa Crispin who continued answering all of the questions over on this epic Club thread!
  • Blogs from TestBash Brighton 2019 posted by nufenix. A growing collection of live blogs and post-event reflection blogs, plenty of food for thought.
  • What would you do? How can I automate this? posted by davgonca. A great thread helping someone quite new to automation with suggestions of approaches, questions to ask and resources to explore.
  • Missing Layer From The Test Automation Pyramid posted by friendlytester. An exploration of an addition to the automation pyramid, testability, what do you think testability brings to the traditional pyramid model?


The Club Ninja

Each month we select one of our Club users to be our Ninja of the Month.  Our Club Ninja this month is Lisa Crispin.

MoT News 

TestBash Manchester 2019 Is Live!
On 30th September - 5th October 2019 TestBash Manchester is occurring in Manchester, UK. Super Early Bird tickets are on sale today so register now and grab yourself an absolute bargain!

TestBash Australia Tickets Are Live Grab Yours Now!
TestBash, our software testing conference, is heading back down under to Sydney, Australia for its second year on October 24th-25th. Not only are we serving up the awesome TestBash single track conference day, but we've got excellent half-day workshops to make TestBash Sydney a multi-day confer-fest!

The Dojo

May Online Events

Online Meetup: Knowing your Automation with Hugh McCamphill - Thursday 9th May 2019 6.30 UK Time

Over the years Hugh has created many frameworks and abstractions for UI test automation, for both coders and non-coders alike. Looking back, were these good or useful abstractions? How leaky were they and what were the consequences for users of these abstractions?

Join Hugh as he takes you through some lessons learnt, patterns and approaches that have personally been successful, and some observations on current trends in relation to abstractions and knowing your automation.

Masterclass: Inclusive Collaboration - how our differences can make the difference with Aaron Hodder - Tuesday 14th May 8pm UK Time

In this Masterclass, we'll explore how having a neurodiverse workforce can give you a competitive edge, and how the workplace can respect diverse needs and different requirements for interaction and collaboration to bring out the best in everyone's differences.


  • Learn how to turn your differences into your differentiators
  • Learn ways to tailor your environment and your practices to bring out the best in everyone
  • Understand your team and your teammates a bit better!
  • Gain an understanding of diverse patterns of communication and behaviour


Future Events

Just a quick sneak peek at what events are coming up in the next few months