Your Weekly Testing News - Issue 406

New year new TestBashes, Workshops and Masterclasses. Find out how to get involved in the latest weekly testing newsletter. Plus can you help the testing community?

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From all of the team here at Ministry of Testing, welcome to 2023! 🎉

Thank you to the hundreds of people who have put themselves forward to speak/run a session at this year's TestBashes. It's incredible! The abstracts demonstrate a whole wealth of knowledge and it's lovely to see folks are up for sharing.

And here's the other cool bit. You as a community member can share your thoughts on those abstracts. There's a simple review system in place and every piece of feedback helps Team MoT shape the conferences and provide feedback to everyone who doesn't make the line-up. It's super rewarding to spend five or so minutes reviewing some abstracts. Plus, you get a sneak peek at ideas to inspire your own learning. Good stuff! 

Mark Winteringham recently launched a new call for contributions for 99 Minute Workshops. Share your workshop idea and if successful, be paid for your efforts. And as if workshops weren't enough, we're bringing back Masterclasses – a 45-minute online talk with Q&A. I'm leading the effort and I'd love to hear from you. What topics would you like to learn about? What Masterclass could you run? Send me an email before I officially put out the call for contributions. 

Have a good week.

— Simon, CommunityBoss

P.S. Blind Bird Tickets for TestBash UK in Liverpool has been extended. Find out why and grab yourself a ticket. 🎟️ 


Can you help?

  1. Mahathee would like to know what technical books would you recommend.
  2. Lee asks, what excites you about testing? 
  3. New job? What do you do on your first day/week/month?
  4. How much time do you spend manually creating test data?
  5. David would like feedback and collaborators as he builds a new exploratory testing tool. Get involved


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💬 Join The Club. Ask a question, chat with fellow testers and help someone. Stay up-to-date with the community via the Ministry of Testing Community Timeline.

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Simon Tomes


Simon is a CommunityBoss at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.

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