Tweet Bits from #LetsTestOz

Let’s Test Oz 2014 was held just outside of Sydney, Australia this year from September 15 – September 17, 2014.

Below you will find the list of Tweets that caught my attention during the conference as I watched from Ohio.  There were some great Tweets and I can only imagine the great conversations, break out sessions, and keynotes that occurred at the conference.

Be sure to read over hashtag #letstestoz for yourself.  I saw on Twitter that the conference was also being archived at Eventifier at http://eventifier.com/event/letstestoz14/popular for your reading pleasure.

THANK YOU  to all those testers that took the time to post during the event!

As seen on Twitter, here is the list I pulled coming in reverse order.

Day 3

Siddhesh ‏@searchsid
3 days well spent at #letstestoz thanks to @charrett @henkeandersson @MartialTester

Mike Talks ‏@TestSheepNZ
Everyone who helped make #LetsTestOz happen needs a pat on the back for making it happen. Or “good on yer mate”.

Lee Hawkins ‏@therockertester
On a scale of 1 to awesome, this community is awesome! Great work by all involved in organizing and attending  #LetsTestOz @LetsTest_Conf

Keith Klain ‏@KeithKlain
Hey testers! If you’re not mentally exhausted after attending a conference, you might be at the wrong one… #LetsTestOz @LetsTest_Conf

Mark Tolfts ‏@mtolfts
Lot’s to take away & reflect on from #letstestoz. A huge thank-you to the organisers, presenters & of course my follow thinking testers!

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Always question yourself @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Things like skills, engagement, courage and discipline are needed as a tester @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
We need to have a disciplined process to work with which add value @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Write a test strategy, we can read and understand (not more than 4 pages) @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Sigurdur Birgisson ‏@siggeb
Make the artifacts support the work, not the work serve the artifacts @FionaCCharles #letstestoz

Aaron Hodder ‏@AWGHodder
Documentation can remove us from reality via multiple layers of abstraction #letstestoz @FionaCCharles
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Know your stakeholders, know what they want @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Back to our principles, “what is testing” @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Testers cost a lot a of money -> writing all these test documents cost a lot of money @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Test Documentation. Cost a lot of money for producing “nothing” @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Siddhesh ‏@searchsid
Test plan is a useless piece of document created since printing was invented with Fiona Charles #letstestoz

Sigurdur Birgisson ‏@siggeb
“The ‘Master test plan’ is probably the most worthless document since printing was invented” @FionaCCharles #letstestoz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Estimation does not tell anything, but it is something we can hang on to it @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
If we dealing with uncertainty, we are dealing with reality @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Everything not explicitly prohibited is allowed @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Test: it is about value, not cost @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
“Test is dead” You don’t look dead to me @FionaCCharles #LetsTestOz

Adam Howard ‏@adammhoward
A truly valuable colleague will encourage you to do something challenging you might be too nervous to do. Thanks @AWGHodder. #LetsTestOz

Arrogant developers love to talk; great sources of information @jamesmarcusbach #letstestoz
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Sigurdur Birgisson ‏@siggeb
“Please dont do reports without context” – @jamesmarcusbach showing graph with US date format =) #context and #culturalclarity #letstestoz

Carsten Feilberg ‏@Carsten_F
Last day insights: “it’s not a wrong journey, just a wrong turn” #letstestoz #whiskeywasprobablyinvolved

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
When we work within our model, try to think about it, try to understand it. @erik_petersen #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Try to build a model and experiment around that model @erik_petersen #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
As we have a thought experiment, describe than explain. @erik_petersen #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Get your brain out of the comfort zone @erik_petersen #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
What do you need to be an exploratory tester? Observation skills @erik_petersen #LetsTestOz

Carsten Feilberg ‏@Carsten_F
Hey #letstestoz – if you could spare me a few minutes, I’d love your insights here: https://da.surveymonkey.com/s/SB6 QY  – any questions, just find me :)

Craig McKirdy ‏@craigmckirdy
Art of persuasion. Gather supporting evidence. @testchick showed how SBTM found better bugs than traditional methods #LetsTestOz

Testing Trapeze ‏@TestingTrapeze
If there are any #LetsTestOz conference attendees who’d like to write an article for us, please find @katrina_tester or reply to this tweet!

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Make your value visible in the team @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Craig McKirdy ‏@craigmckirdy
@testchick link your priority to your managers. Use their communication style. Art of persuasion. #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
As a facilitator in the scrum team, you help other non-testers to do good testing @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Call the specialist for help when it is needed, when you are “stuck” @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Maria Kedemo favorited
Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
In the scrum team, there must be a fundamental understanding of each others role @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Getting to done -> “Will you put your name under this? @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Teri Charles favorited
Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Pair with dev. Talk about the specifics. Ask questions about implementation. Deal with interesting observations. @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Katrina Clokie ‏@katrina_tester
Tester role in story grooming: Ask questions to uncover shallow agreement and hidden complexity. @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
I ask the devs, “What can go wrong with the user story?” Challenge them to think about it. @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
As a tester, ask simple questions to your dev. It avoids shallow agreements and hidden complexity @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
As a lone tester I was facilitating test between the two teams I worked with @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Focus, building the right thing, building it the right way @benjaminkelly #LetsTestOz

Mark Tolfts ‏@mtolfts
Looking forward to this talk – What does it mean to be an ” Agile tester”. @benjaminkelly #letstestoz pic.twitter.com/Ea3v2QMpbM

David Greenlees ‏@MartialTester
Last day at #letstestoz Boo! Want it to go longer… pic.twitter.com/BDW5dDMnmi

Day 2

lisacrispin ‏@lisacrispin
enjoying the #letstestoz tweets, tho missing the “real time”-ness due to the time zone. Still, quite interesting! Thanks y’all for tweeting

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
I solved the dice game of @richrichnz at #LetsTestOz pic.twitter.com/I8yqaauOo2

Jo Hoetmer ‏@JoHoetmer
#letstestoz – my thought bubble for the conference: where is the line between pragmatism and negligence?

Mike Talks ‏@TestSheepNZ
More than from any speaker, what I’ll take from  #LetsTestOz are the individual tales of testers trying to do “good work” against the odds

Craig McKirdy ‏@craigmckirdy
Excellence breeds trust.  We must study our craft. We must do good work to build excellence and trust. @adammhoward #LetsTestOz

Craig McKirdy ‏@craigmckirdy
Testing is about communication of information. We must be able to credibly describe and justify our work @adammhoward #LetsTestOz

Craig McKirdy ‏@craigmckirdy
Customers may want us to test in certain way. Our ethical obligation is to test in way that best identifies issues @adammhoward #LetsTestOz

Craig McKirdy ‏@craigmckirdy
Reducing a testers agency reduces their ability to execute their skills @adammhoward #LetsTestOz

Craig McKirdy ‏@craigmckirdy
With blinkers on we only see what we want to see. Agency in testing is your ability to follow your will @adammhoward #LetsTestOz

Craig McKirdy ‏@craigmckirdy
Testers are eyes & ears of project providing info to the brain. If brain dictates approach then we are blinkered @adammhoward #LetsTestOz

Mark Tolfts ‏@mtolfts
Imp change – let people recognise the problem then educate & implement, building on prior learnings. Thanks @katrina_tester #letstestoz

Sigurdur Birgisson ‏@siggeb
Developers that don’t have a tester on the team know they need to test themselves! Important point #letstestoz @katrina_tester

Aaron Hodder ‏@AWGHodder
Great things happen when testers become champions of business goals. -@vds4 #letstestoz
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
We became information brokers, sort of centerpedes of the organisation @vds4 #LetsTestOz

Sigurdur Birgisson ‏@siggeb
“Charter is a stupid word, lets call it focus!” – Developer on SBTM namings. @katrina_tester #letstestoz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
One person created common language, common understanding. We became information brokers @vds4 #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Is it just the word “tester” that keeps the door closed @vds4 #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Problem: software testing is seen as a downstream activity @vds4 #LetsTestOz

Morris Nye ‏@mossnz
The strengths of social testers that we identified as a group in @QA_nna ‘s session. #letstestoz cc/ @JoHoetmer pic.twitter.com/tiL3OQiJhn

Keith Klain ‏@KeithKlain
Really like @AWGHodder idea of adding automated checks into your visual test model…nice! #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Talk about risk early, often and all levels @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Invest in coaching developers in testing @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
We have to coach smart people @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
What is tough as QA. Knowing all the things @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Jo Hoetmer ‏@JoHoetmer
#letstestoz @AWGHodder: people love correcting you / your mistakes -> quickest way to get answers & information

Keith Klain ‏@KeithKlain
@AWGHodder is absolutely DESTROYING the folklore around standard test documentation! #letstestoz #testing pic.twitter.com/UTDiamoobd

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
When the code is delivered we have so called QA demo’s. Validation of what is build related to the test notes. @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Output from the QA kick-off sessions are the testing notes @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
See picture. The test ideas discussion during the QA kick-off @siggeb #LetsTestOz pic.twitter.com/kimxLW4Or5

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
QA kick-off are about decomposition of the different parts/states/interfaces of the feature @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
We have QA kick-off before we start with development of the code. The dev knows what to do. @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
When we start, we have feature kick-off to talk about risk, scope of test in general, the aprropriate testing @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Remind frequently “what can go wrong” with the quality mindset @siggeb #LetsTestOz

James Aspinall ‏@ThePeopleTester
What is quality? #letstestoz #Agile pic.twitter.com/C5QbgFadsv
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
As quality Assistance, we have the dev to get them fast to the goal, good software @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
It is bug prevention in stead of bug detection @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
You can not test quality in the product, you can build it in the product @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Quality is owned by the team @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Quality Assitance is what I’m doing, assist the team with the test activities @siggeb #LetsTestOz

Katrina Clokie ‏@katrina_tester
Articulate the business value of what you do. How did the last critical bug you found positively impact your client? @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Katrina Clokie ‏@katrina_tester
Talk to a CIO in business language, even if you’re not an expert in business practice. @KeithKlain talks interactional expertise #LetsTestOz

Aaron Hodder ‏@AWGHodder
How are you articulating your value as a tester? @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Aaron Hodder ‏@AWGHodder
Metrics programmes are driven by fear and misunderstanding -@KeithKlain #letstestoz
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

erik petersen ‏@erik_petersen
Mindset changing book for @KeithKlain via @michaelbolton  #LetsTestOz pic.twitter.com/Zgc015BsRJ

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Know what you outcome has to be when you to the CIO @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Gain credibility with who can influence decisions. Spent time with him/her @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Don’t talk about test, or about you to a CIO. Know who you are talking to @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Speak the language of the other expertise, learn it @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Favorited by Anders Dinsen
Anne-Marie Charrett ‏@charrett
interactional expertise is a key skill for a test manager – @KeithKlain #letstestoz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
CIO is interested in issues and risks, not bugs @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
See picture, THIS IS TESTING @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz pic.twitter.com/DUHE6NhYeJ

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
CIO want confidence, we should give it. We testers are deconstructive in a constructive SDLC @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Anne-Marie Charrett ‏@charrett
confidence is a by product not the goal of testing – @KeithKlain #letstestoz

Favorited by Adam Howard
Aaron Hodder ‏@AWGHodder
A lot of “testing experts” are in the grip of an illusion #letstestoz pic.twitter.com/56ojWzAPcJ

Martin (马丁) Hynie ‏@vds4
@KeithKlain making friends in every continent he visits. #LetsTestOz #testing pic.twitter.com/Js87eO6Cj7

Aaron Hodder ‏@AWGHodder
Quality!= zero defects. AMEN! #letstestoz
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
You need to know what you do, the valu of your walk and the risks your are dealing with @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
We as testers also bad about what we are doing from test point of view. @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Ask the CIO about quality. Talk about it @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
CIO are not talking about quality @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
A CIO don’t care about your problems, they have their own problems @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Something I want them to know. Something I want them to do. These are the two important topics.@KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Talk to CIO about budget, stafing.@KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
It is an experience report, so you can not say I’m wrong @KeithKlain #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Day 2 is kicking of with @KeithKlain : How to talk to a CIO (about software testing) #LetsTestOz

James Aspinall ‏@ThePeopleTester
@tyropayments “How do you find a needle in a hay stack?” – Set fire to the hay #needle #LetsTestOz
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Jo ‏@JoHoetmer
#LetsTestOz Day 2 – trying to decide between really great sessions. Feeling conflicted. All great choices. Now to pick just *one* to go to!

Kim Engel ‏@kengel100
Are you a certified tester?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Not yet
d. Definitely not
e. Yes, but..
f. Not anymore
#testing #LetsTestOz

 Day 1

Anders Dinsen ‏@andersdinsen
I’ve just uploaded a few more photos to my #LetsTestOz flickr album https://www.flickr.com/photos/62832941@N05/sets/72157647592783395/ …

Aaron Hodder ‏@AWGHodder
It wouldn’t be a test conference without Dice Game! #letsTestOz pic.twitter.com/eH1VijeIEq

Katrina Clokie ‏@katrina_tester
What is context driven testing? A paradigm (a world view), a community (the people), an approach (specific testing heuristics). #LetsTestOz

Katrina Clokie ‏@katrina_tester
“Create a space where people are *inspired* to do their best work” @FionaCCharles on leadership at #LetsTestOz

Katrina Clokie ‏@katrina_tester
“In a vacuum of leadership the person who takes action first assumes leadership” @SomnaRev #LetsTestOz

Kim Engel ‏@kengel100
Follow Chi at @SomnaRev and check out his blog #LetsTestOz

Adam Howard ‏@adammhoward
Be aware of your biases in #testing and in #coaching, learn to de-bias yourself – @jamesmarcusbach. Do some ‘instinct grooming’ #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Sometimes bad work has good side effects. #ContextDriven @jamesmarcusbach #LetsTestOz

erik petersen ‏@erik_petersen
‘It depends’, but for which significant factors?  «@MartialTester #letstestoz kicking off w/ @jamesmarcusbach pic.twitter.com/akta0buqrP»

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Understand the situation before you come up with your strategy. #ContextDriven @jamesmarcusbach #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
You must be open to learn things in different ways #ContextDriven @jamesmarcusbach #LetsTestOz

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick
Context driven in not only saying it depends, its knowing what it depends on – @jamesmarcusbach #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Good testing depends on skill @jamesmarcusbach #LetsTestOz

Adam Howard ‏@adammhoward
Nobody is entitled to an unchallenged opinion – @jamesmarcusbach at #LetsTestOz

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick
In the context driven community those who don’t know how to test are respected.. as long as they are learning – @jamesmarcusbach #LetsTestOz

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
You can have an opinion, but be ready to be challenged @jamesmarcusbach #LetsTestOz

Keith Klain ‏@KeithKlain
Too many choices to pick from at #LetsTestOz – we need a conf that runs in serial! #testing pic.twitter.com/jkAY4XKNM

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
#LetsTestOz is a GO pic.twitter.com/rxLF9UF55g

Kim Engel ‏@kengel100
Welcome to Twitter and #LetsTestOz @amy_lin1 :)

Jo ‏@JoHoetmer
#LetsTestOz ready to kick off on a beautiful sunny morning in the Blue Mountains with @jamesmarcusbach

Aaron Hodder ‏@AWGHodder
Finally saw a kangaroo! #letstestoz pic.twitter.com/7lgHGI8J
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

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