It's our first newsletter of 2021! You may notice some changes, I thought it was time. Feel free to let me know what you think or if there is anything you'd like to see more of. The whole point of these newsletters is to share useful information - whether it's events happening or sharing testing content.
- Áine, MarketingBoss
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What's New With Ministry of Testing?
There has been a lot of planning going on, expect regular articles, podcasts, courses, webinars and training coming up this year! For now, let's take a look at what's happening in the next week.
🎧 In our new podcast, Carlos caught up with Ash Winter to talk about Operability, why it's important, how testers can be involved and leverage it, and what Ash's new course on Operability will be covering.
💻 Our next Masterclass with Larissa Rosochansky is happening on Tuesday 12th January at 8pm UK Time. You'll get the knowledge and be empowered to conduct a “Design Thinking” workshop, to help you provide greater value and a user-centred outcome.
✅ We've our first Pro Membership Competition of the year all thanks to Sauce Labs! All you have to do is answer the question.
🧠 A new course on Operability by Ash Winter will go live on Tuesday! Learn how to improve operability in your system and your team.
See our latest news and Dojo additions and catch up on anything you might have missed in the last few weeks.
We've picked out a few posts from our Club, blog & podcast feeds that we think would be useful to you.
🎉 We've chosen our Club Ninja of the year for 2020. See how Conrad achieved this title and how you could grab it for 2021.
Most of us have encountered similar problems highlighted in this post "The Struggle with Myself: Learning to Code For the Seventh Time", it was refreshing to know there is a way of overcoming the problem and making positive progress.
Following on from the post above - If you were in a position where you can learn and implement what you want, but struggle with the actual learning, what would you do? Some excellent insights shared so far on The Club, join in.
😱 One of the most classic controversial questions in Testing: Why do testers miss bugs?
This is a great post on Load Testing with Gatling I. It might make you consider making sure performance testing is included in your test automation strategy.
🎧 In the What is "Chaos Engineering?" podcast, Claire Moss joins Matt Heusser and Michael Larsen to discuss the good, bad, ugly, and just plain odd aspects of Chaos Engineering.
Upcoming MoT Events
All of our upcoming events - including training, Masterclasses, Ask Me Anythings and Panel Discussions.
- Masterclass - Designing Test Cases Focused on the User Experience - 8pm UK Time - 12th January 2021
- Testing Ask Me Anything - Test Reporting - 8pm UK Time - 26th January 2021
- Hands on WebdriverIO - 3 days - 1st - 3rd February 2021
- Panel Discussion - UI Automation - 8pm UK Time - 9th February 2021
- Software Testing Essentials Live! - 3 days - 12th - 14th April 2021
Posts selected from our business feed. Highlighting interesting posts from our annual partners for 2021 - they make sure we're able to bring you excellent events, articles and everything else we do!
With the start of a new year comes the thoughts of future trends. First is "9 Test Automation Predictions for 2021".
Are you reflecting on the year that has been? Mabl are taking a look back on progress made with "Turning the Page on 2020: A Year in Review".
Are you investigating Test Management tools? "TestRail Tops the Winter 2021 G2 Grid Report for Test Management".
Getting started in test automation can be overwhelming, it might be worth considering keeping costs down. There are some useful suggestions made in "Reduce Your Test Automation Costs Significantly with Open Source Frameworks".
Do you want to speak at SauceCon? Sauce Labs are currently accepting talks, you have until the 17th January to get your idea submitted.
99-Minute Workshops - January 2021
Find out what time the workshops are happening in your time zone by clicking on a workshop. Have a look at all our 99-Minute workshops.
- Speed-testing Using Mind-maps - Join Lena Wiberg at 6pm UK Time - 13th January 2021
- Team Care: Making Mental Health an Agile Practice - Join Jenna Charlton at 12pm UK Time - 18th January 2021
- Building - and Scaling - a Functional Test Automation Strategy - Join Bertold Kolics at 6pm UK Time - 20th January 2021 - This is open to everyone!
- Understanding Your Testability - Join Richard Bradshaw at 11pm UK Time - 28th January 2021