99-Second Talks at TestBash Spring

3rd April 2023
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  • Richard Bradshaw's profile
  • Vernon Richards's profile
  • Ben Dowen's profile
  • Al Goodall's profile
  • Leah Borsari's profile
  • Jen Bauer's profile
  • Shelby Lucci's profile
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Talk Description
The 99-Second Talks are the attendee's stage, an opportunity for everyone to come on stage and talk for, that's right, 99 seconds.


You can talk about anything, a testing topic you want to share, a personal experience, or an idea sparked by all the fantastic talks you've just listened to... the stage is yours, for 99-Seconds! This is also a great way to get started with your public speaking.


Our stage mom Tristan Lombard introduced attendees on stage and started the clock.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this talk, you'll be able to:

  • Introduction to public speaking
  • Ways to share knowledge and experiences
Richard Bradshaw's profile'

Richard Bradshaw

Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community. Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.
Vernon Richards's profile'

Vernon Richards

Quality Coach / Senior Quality Engineer

I’m a Quality Coach & Tester that helps orgs, teams & individuals understand the relationship between quality & testing to help them build better products & deliver more effective services.

I’ve been testing since 2002 starting with video games on PS2, Xbox & PC. It may not sound like a real job but it’s the truth!

By day I’m a Senior Quality Engineer at a health tech night I run Abode of Quality. Here is one of my core values:

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude (& how you’re thinking) about the problem.” - Captain Jack Sparrow (the part in brackets was my addition though!)

I believe that quality & testing problems are actually people problems in disguise! Often the cause of these problems is misaligned goals, different perspectives, low empathy for colleagues, and the list goes on.

Using my coaching skills in the quality & testing space, I believe the most effective way to serve the business, is to help teams & individuals gain new perspectives about themselves & their teammates.

Ben Dowen's profile'

Ben Dowen

Senior Quality Engineer

Working professionally in Software Testing for over 11 years I've had the pleasure of working on a range of different software. From enterprise infrastructure and virtualization, web and mobile apps, and more than one back-end service. I like to think I understand how software is built and where it lives, and this helps give me confidence when exploring and identifying risks. I believe delivering software is a team sport, that involves strong collaboration between different people who bring their own skills and experience. It's this belief that leads me to focus on collaborative testing techniques, such as pairing and ensemble exploration.
Al Goodall's profile'

Al Goodall

Quality Manager

I have been working in the software quality space for over 20 years at Workforce Software starting as a software tester and now heading up the quality discipline for a domain. In my spare time I like to run and I have a collection of first editions by Craig Thomas, Tom Clancy, and John le Carré.
Leah Borsari's profile'

Leah Borsari

Information Management Specialist/Analyst

Jen Bauer's profile'

Jen Bauer

QA Engineer

I am a QA Engineer and API testing enthusiast using Postman, with experience in creating automated testing solutions using Newman and Jenkins. I enjoy improving processes and making great, useful documentation for projects and products. I have also been an onboarding educator for new employees. I look forward to sharing my testing experiences with you.
Shelby Lucci's profile'

Shelby Lucci

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