Posted: Dec 6, 2019

November 2019 RoundUp of All Things MoT


We're now into the festive season, thankfully we've lots of fantastic content to keep you cosy...or insert something just as cheesy here.  Either way, lots of new content for you to discover. 

The Club

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


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 Brian Segurson.

MoT News 

New Topics Pages: Find What You’re Looking For

We’ve selected nine of our most popular topics and created pages for each of them.  We’ve even organised the content by type. So if you want to quickly view all the podcasts about Leadership or articles on Performance testing, you can.  Not only does each topic page offer a quick view of related content but they come with one of our famous 99-second intro videos.  


The Dojo

All the talks from TestBash Manchester 2019:

All the talks from our automation and technical testing conference Test.bash(); 2019:

A new episode of Testers’ Island Discs with Simon Prior on learning, leadership and culture.  Simon shares his experiences working as QA Programme Manager for Camelot as well as his ongoing mission in supporting testers both at work and in the community in becoming better testers.

A few new great reads in this year’s The Testing Planet:

An inspiring Community Story: From TestSphere Cards to MoT Meetup Organiser by Emna Ayadi - her story about her experience of  RiskStorming, how she took that learning experience back home to Tunisia and then set up the very first Ministry of Testing Meetup in Africa!

An unmissable Masterclass: [E] Building a World Class QA team with Chris Thacker.  Chris’s team is on a journey to build a world-class product engineering hub at a major e-commerce site, as part of that they are building a world-class QA Team. 

An awesome video course from Mark Winteringham: Introduction to JavaScript.  JavaScript has grown to be one of the dominant languages in software development.   In ‘Introduction to JavaScript’, you will learn the basic rules and flows that make up JavaScript. You will be taught about the JavaScript ecosystem, how JavaScript behaves and the syntax of JavaScript all with a view to getting you up and running creating apps to support your testing.

A meetup recording from MoT Cork Meetup with Hilary Weaver-Robb: Digging In: Getting Familiar with Code to be a Better Tester.  Maybe you’ve been testing the same application for a while, and your rate of finding new bugs has slowed. Or you’re trying to find more ways to figure out what your devs are doing day to day. You have the tools at your disposal, you just need to dig in!

November Online Events

Testing Ask Me Anything - Collaboration, Pairing and Mobbing with Elisabeth Hocke

Software development is all about people. We build products for people, together with people – therefore, collaboration skills are crucial for success. But how to work well together? Let’s answer all your questions around collaboration and collaborative approaches like pairing and mobbing!

Once registered you could ask Elisabeth any question you might have, here are a few examples:

  • How to foster collaboration in a team?
  • What is pairing and mobbing, and why are these approaches worth a try?
  • How can we hone our collaboration skills?

Future Events

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

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