Your Weekly Testing News - Issue 429

The power of sharing a career-related challenge. Plus more ways to get involved with the testing community, several business posts and lots of testing events. Read it all in this week's newsletter.

It's all happening! 

30 Days of Career Growth continues to amaze the testing community. The amount of knowledge sharing is incredible. It was lovely to check in with the community at the end of last week during a This Week in Testing voice-only chat. They had a lot to share about how the community has helped their career. Look out for some notes coming soon. 

In the meantime, check out day 22 and day 27. Join a Testing Ask Me Anything on Getting Hired with Erin Donnelly and Learning To Lead Before Becoming a Leader with Lewis Prescott. They are both free to attend. 

📑 Have a read of this new article from Ioan Solderea: Using Personal Data In Test Safely: How To Comply With the GDPR. GDPR and test data can be a tricky combination. Ioan shares how to ensure test data is GDPR compliant and still useful.

Are you still deciding if you're going to join the testing community at TestBash UK 2023? Diana shares more reasons to attend in this helpful update: Learn your own way. 🇬🇧  

One more thing, there's still time to put yourself forward to be part of TestBash Autumn. You could share a short video on a testing topic, record a video highlighting a single feature of a tool you enjoy using or be part of an Ask Me Anything or Discussion. Ministry of Testing pay you for your contributions or you can donate to the wonderful scholarship fund.  

🙋🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Join the conversation

  1. What three words describe your testing style? 
  2. Parameswaran would like to know how you identify a good candidate from their CV/Resume.
  3. What could you add to the Test Management & Leadership wiki?
  4. Share your experience with negotiating salary and benefits
  5. Mark asks, what techniques and tools do you like to use to design tests?
  6. Share your up-to-date CV/Resume and seek feedback or offer feedback to someone else’s
  7. When joining a new company, how do you learn their application? asks testerfromliverpool
  8. New tool. Can you share feedback on this automation dashboard?
  9. Sarah encourages you to share a career-related challenge you are facing and ask for advice from the community
  10. What would you do if asked to test something that has to fulfil 99% of all cases? 
  11. Key insights from “What it means to be queer in tech”, a write-up of a This Week in Testing chat with Callum Akehurst-Ryan.

Have a good week.

— Simon, CommunityBoss

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Simon Tomes

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Simon works in the community team 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.