Tweet Bits from #STPCon Fall 2014

Here’s another edition of Tweet Bits. This edition’s list is for the Software Test Professionals Conference Fall 2014 that was held in Denver, Colorado from November 4-6, 2014.

Below are some of the more notable Tweets that I saw from the conference when I tracked #STPCon on Twitter. I hope you enjoy. If you like these, be sure to check out all the Tweets for yourself.

Thank you to all those that took the time to live Tweet for all of us that could not make it to the conference.

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

Day 3 – November 6, 2014

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison Nov 6 Denver, CO
Amazing conf reconnecting w/old friends &meeting new. #STPCON schedule-an excellent balance for learning & networking @SoftwareTestPro

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro Nov 6
What a week in Denver! Another #STPCon comes to a close. Thanks to all those involved, especially our attendees, speakers and sponsors.

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins Nov 6
Thank You @SoftwareTestPro for another awesome #STPCON event! Great programs and extras!! See y’all in San Diego!

Jay Philips ‏@jayphilips Nov 6
Thank U @SoftwareTestPro 4 putting on another great #STPCon filled w/ awesome sessions & great people. Stay warm & see U all in the Spring.

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison Nov 6 Denver, CO
“Cheers for PASSION” #testerskillsets by @jonduncanhagar at #stpcon #softwaretesting YAY! YAY! YAY!

Raj Subramanian ‏@epsilon11 Nov 6
Never knew there were so many ways to test a text box. Fascinating!!!! #stpcon @cswesepieces

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces Nov 6
Don’t let your #ERROR messages give away your backend info (SOAP, SQL, etc.) #STPCon #Textboxes

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces Nov 6
What’s just as important as the OS and Browser you’re testing? The TARGET OS and Browers #STPCon #Textboxes #testing

Teri Charles ‏@booksrg8 Nov 6
“Learn to read code. Learn software design”. @JA_Harrison #stpcon

Smita Mishra ‏@smita_qazone Nov 6
The customer relates YOU with the quality of service delivered by you,NOT the amount of the effort you put in @justjoehere #stpcon @mtomlins

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick Nov 6
“You can’t use introversion as an excuse not to learn, meet people, speak up” – by @justjoehere #stpcon

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick Nov 6
If you don’t have an insatiable desire to keep learning your skills are probably stagnate – by @justjoehere #stpcon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison Nov 6 Denver, CO
#Automators need to be told what to do, #testdesigners are different. We need people who can #testdesign & automate. #STPCon

Pamela Gillaspie ‏@PamelaGillaspie Nov 6
Totally inspired by the awesome testers at #STPcon, I wrote my first #softwareTesting blog last night: http://www.testplant.com/blog/ . :^D

Dwight Jones ‏@droidhound Nov 6
Testers main functiion is information provider. #STPCon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles Nov 6
Panel opens for general session with @mtomlins @QA_nna @justjoehere & others at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles Nov 6
General session opens on Thursday at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Erik Stensland ‏@erikstensland60 Nov 6
Don’t miss the keynote panel today at #stpcon

 Day 2 – November 5, 2014

Thomas Ackling ‏@ThomasAckling  Nov 5
“”If you want to be a better tester… finding a mentor is one of the most effective methods…” @testchick #stpcon” http://buff.ly/1yZIV9v

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro  Nov 5
.@perfBytes 7pm LIVE! From #STPCon. mtomlins @loadrunnerbth http://www.spreaker.com/show/perfbytes  http://instagram.com/p/vCkQr4Qyxa/

Philip Lew ‏@philiplew  Nov 5
Scrum framework means nothing if you don’t have the culture to complement it.@gwynniem @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon

Jay Philips ‏@jayphilips  Nov 5
“If we don’t know what happened before – we can’t estimate what will come next” ~ @mtomlins #STPCon #softwaretesting #qa

Ashley Hunsberger ‏@aahunsberger  Nov 5
A tester walks into a bar. Orders a beer. Orders 999999999 beers. Orders a lizard. Orders -1 beers. Orders a sfdeljknesv. #stpcon #qafunnies

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton  Nov 5
@mikelyles Also, any other application. Testing without exploration isn’t *testing*. @smita_qazone @SoftwareTestPro @QA_nna #stpcon

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces  Nov 5
“You make your own career opportunities (in QA)” @KeithKlain @smita_qazone #stpcon

Jay Philips ‏@jayphilips  Nov 5
“Continuous Performance is NOT just doing performance testing earlier in development” ~ @mtomlins #STPCon #softwaretesting #qa

Elisabeth Hocke ‏@lisihocke  Nov 5
RT @jayphilips: “Our job isn’t over when the product goes live it’s when it’s retired.” ~ @bradjohnsonsv #STPCon #softwaretesting

Erik Stensland ‏@erikstensland60  Nov 5
Attended @philiplew Metrics round table at #stpcon  I might actually now believe there are some “good” metrics.

Erik Stensland ‏@erikstensland60  Nov 5
Having great metrics discussion with @jayphilips at #stpcon.

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“You have one heart. Your business has a million hearts.  Change your perspective” says @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Anna Royzman ‏@QA_nna  Nov 5
Beware of #chiefideakiller in your meeting: it’s not always highest paid person, friends/coworkers could put u down @smita_qazone #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“Beware of the #ChiefIdeaKiller . Every meeting has one. Push back using your data” says @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“Talk the walk not just walk the talk. Build respect” says @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“Your greatest opportunity lies in planning” says @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  Nov 5 Denver, CO
Average page load for #mobilewebapps & #mobilewebsites @smita_qazone #STPCon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“Core values of the product you are testing should not conflict with core values of your biz”  @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“Any application with human interface & intervention can’t ignore Exploratory Testing” says @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces  Nov 5
“If you want to be a better tester… finding a mentor is one of the most effective methods…” @testchick  #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“Deliver value by focusing on the top line not just the bottom line” says @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Teri Charles ‏@booksrg8  Nov 5
“Take charge of your career and future by taking charge of your own learning”. @testchick #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“The business wants to know if you’re able to talk their language” says @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces  Nov 5
Don’t practice the things you do well, practice the things you suck at #STPCon @testchick

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“With dev & testing: Competition is out…collaboration is in” says @smita_qazone at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Teri Charles ‏@booksrg8  Nov 5
“I decided to stay in testing on purpose”. @testchick #stpcon

Anna Royzman ‏@QA_nna  Nov 5
Listening to @bradjohnsonsv , realised that word ‘performance’ can have several meanings depending on who is talking about it. #STPCon

Kim Engel ‏@kengel100  Nov 5
Thankyou #STPCon tweeters! The next best thing to being there :)

Jay Philips ‏@jayphilips  Nov 5
“Our job isn’t over when the product goes live it’s when it’s retired.” ~ @bradjohnsonsv #STPCon #softwaretesting

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
#DeliberatePractice makes it perfect! Identify areas of improvement, practice and seek feedback #STPCon #RaiseTheBar #testing

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
To master important #testing skills you won’t need a large $ investment, but instead an investment in time to practice #STPCon #RaiseTheBar

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
Testing skills such as #CriticalThinking #Modeling #Questionning take time and discipline to master  #STPCon #RaiseTheBar #testing 2/2

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
Despite what some say there isn’t one way to become a great tester #STPCon #RaiseTheBar #testing 1/2

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
The barrier to entry in testing is often low, so becoming a tester is easy. Being great at it not so much #STPCon #RaiseTheBar #testing

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
True: anyone can be a tester. But not everyone is a good tester or even interested in becoming one #STPCon #RaiseTheBar #testing

Joseph Ours ‏@justjoehere  Nov 5
@jamesmarcusbach congrats on the STPCon luminary award. @KeithKlain did a great job presenting the award too! #stpcon

Teri Charles ‏@booksrg8  Nov 5
“If you have to talk to CIO about testing, have an outcome in mind BEFORE you meet. Know something. Do something”. @KeithKlain #stpcon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  Nov 5 Denver, CO
“So if you REALLY have to talk to the CIO about #testing  remember it’s not about ypu” #keynote @KeithKlain #STPCon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“Establish credibility with people who matter” says @KeithKlain in #keynote at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro #talkingToCIO

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
The definition of ‘good’ or ‘quality’ is <> for each person. The best way to find out? Ask them! By @KeithKlain #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 5
“If you want to know an executive’s perception of quality, ASK THEM” says @KeithKlain in #keynote at #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro #talkingToCIO

Joseph Ours ‏@justjoehere  Nov 5
Quality <> 0 defects. @KeithKlain #stpcon

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
I need one of those defect predictinators. Where can I get one @KeithKlain?! ‘We can never be 100% certain’ #stpcon

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins  Nov 5
@KeithKlain “If you think confidence is your mission as a tester, that’s bad news for you” #stpcon

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto  Nov 5
Frame your testing job in terms of business risk to effectively communicate with CIOs @KeithKlain #stpcon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  Nov 5 Denver, CO
Keynote @KeithKlain “Testers, you are not your ideas”  perspective when testers are talking to high level management. #STPCon

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 5
You are not your ideas by @KeithKlain  #stpcon

Joseph Ours ‏@justjoehere  Nov 5
@KeithKlain “if a conference speaker doesn’t start a talk with ‘in my opinion’…” Be skeptical #stpcon

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto  Nov 5
@mikelyles starting day 2 of #stpcon

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro  Nov 5
Excited to have @KeithKlain as this morning’s keynote. Taking the stage at 9 AM #stpcon

Day 1 – November 4, 2014

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 4
“Wheb you’re testing you are investigating, observing, and recalling” says @justjoehere at #STPCon @SoftwareTestPro

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#stpcon @bobgalen talking about GQM. <– Too bad it took 20 years for it to makes its way into tester lexicon

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 4
What we don’t pay attention to, we don’t see! Practice #ExploratoryTesting and focus on the system not test steps @justjoehere #STPCon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 4
“What draws your focus makes it impossible to focus elsewhere” says @justjoehere at #STPCon @SoftwareTestPro #thinkingFastAndSlowForTesters

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#stpcon I agree with @bobgalen agile metrics, but he leaves out prod metrics: availability, performance, user experience, business value

Alessandra Moreira ‏@testchick  Nov 4
Hey @alanpage, @justjoehere managed to talk about innatentional blindness WITHOUT the gorilla 😉 #STPCon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 4
“When you’re in testing and focused on something you are likely to not notice things going on around you” says @justjoehere at #stpcon

JoEllen Carter ‏@testingmojo  Nov 4 Denver, CO
@grabnerandi know your frameworks…test with realistic data. definite emphasis on architecture at #stpcon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  Nov 4 Denver, CO
Don’t just reuse others’ #metrics think about your own lessons learned.  #perftesting #STPCon @grabnerandi

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#stpcon @bobgalen saying to QA why didn’t you find that bug not healthy, not agile <- I agree. I always respond “why did you write that bug”

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
@testingmojo not evolutionary, it is complimentary #stpcon

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#stpcon @bobgalen Big 4 Agile metrics: Value, Throughput (velocity), Quality, Team Satisfactions – in no particular order

Jerry Welch ‏@jerrywelch  Nov 4
@justjoehere #stpcon “email make you dumb” … Haha, context shifting to tweet during last session of the day. :-)

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles  Nov 4
“Email makes you dumb” says @justjoehere at #STPCon @SoftwareTestPro #thinkingFastAndSlowForTesters

JoEllen Carter ‏@testingmojo  Nov 4 Denver, CO
is lean the next evolutionary step after agile?  #stpcon

Philip Lew ‏@philiplew  Nov 4
If it makes no sense for a user to use landscape, is there a need to have a use case for it or design for it? #mobileUX #mobileapp #stpcon

Philip Lew ‏@philiplew  Nov 4
#iPhone 6 with more screen size you don’t necessarily have to use it all, or what should you use it for? #mobileapp #mobileux #stpcon

XBOSoft ‏@XBOSoft  Nov 4
What are the top tasks in your #webapp that you mobilize or not? @JA_Harrison @softwaretestpro @philiplew #STPCON http://ow.ly/DuD9Y

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  Nov 4 Denver, CO
“Anticipate & remind but don’t nag” @philiplew  #STPCon #UXtestdesign

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  Nov 4 Denver, CO
What #mobileapps do you trust or nottrust?  How do you create trust?  #testcases #testdesign #@philiplew #STPCon

XBOSoft ‏@XBOSoft  Nov 4
#UX includes usability. Have you considered trust and anticipation? @JA_Harrison @softwaretestpro @philiplew #STPCON http://ow.ly/DuCMD

JoEllen Carter ‏@testingmojo  Nov 4 Denver, CO
can service virtualization be used in performance testing? yes by scaling the simulated response @wayneariola #stpcon

JoEllen Carter ‏@testingmojo  Nov 4 Denver, CO
to implement service virtualization you must know your system’s dependencies #stpcon

JoEllen Carter ‏@testingmojo  Nov 4
@wayneariola simulation gets you testing in a realistic production environment as soon as possible #stpcon

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#STPCon @wayneariola use virtualization as much as you can, but transition to more production like environments as approach release

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces  Nov 4
A lawyer doesn’t as a ? she doesn’t know the answer to; a team shouldn’t start an #Agile Story they don’t fully understand #stpcon

JoEllen Carter ‏@testingmojo  Nov 4
late stage testing processes need to shift left in SDLC and prevent defects earlier to accelerate dev #stpcon @wayneariola

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#STPCon @wayneariola Cost of Quality is what happens when software fails – @SouthwestAir lost his seat due to app failure

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog  Nov 4
I like @jason_lauer point about not doing change haphazardly #stpcon. I’m not a believer in the “fail fast” idea when taken too far, either.

Dave Haeffner ‏@TourDeDave  Nov 4
I don’t always make a 109 slide presentation. But when I do, it’s for #STPCon

Jay Philips ‏@jayphilips  Nov 4
“Involve everyone & encourage eccentricity” ~ @Jason_Lauer
#STPCon #leadership #softwatetesting

JoEllen Carter ‏@testingmojo  Nov 4
failure is an option…don’t be afraid to fail…it results in learning @Jason_Lauer #stpcon

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog  Nov 4
@jason_lauer: “orient, educate, and train people” to achieve quality culture. #stpcon @softwaretestpro

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#stpcon @Jason_Lauer “Don’t be the problem” bad msg 4 quality group. B vocal & speak up ‘voice of customer’ <-QA needs to b part of solution

Jay Philips ‏@jayphilips  Nov 4
“Don’t let the existing culture dictate your approach; disarm it!” ~ @Jason_Lauer
#STPCon #leadership #softwaretesting

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto  Nov 4
When driving culture change, destabilizing your team can really help with the change. Expect casualties. @Jason_Lauer #stpcon

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog  Nov 4
Jason Lauer @echostar emphasizes managing with facts, data, and metrics. I totally agree! #stpcon @softwaretestpro

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  Nov 4 Denver, CO
How do we test for #criticalthinking?   @Jason_Lauer  #STPCon #softwarequality

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog  Nov 4
Jason Lauer of @echostar: “Leadership is being a steward of the team.” #stpcon @softwaretestpro

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#stpcon @Jason_Lauer “management by fact” is about data telling a story <– nice, hope he elaborates on that

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto  Nov 4
Management by fact: allow data to tell a story.  @Jason_Lauer #stpcon

Seth Eliot ‏@setheliot  Nov 4
#stpcon @Jason_Lauer Our ability to deploy changes easily led to bad  software practices <– I can’t disagree more – wrong cause/effect

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto  Nov 4
#stpcon Jason Lauer: Building a culture of quality starts with vision (Roadmap, Org design, and cost/benefit)

Jerry Welch ‏@jerrywelch  Nov 4
Another #stpcon has kicked off in the great city of Denver. Should be inspiring @SoftwareTestPro.

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro  Nov 4
Day 1 of #stpcon starts a 8am w/morning chow then keynote at 9. “Building a Culture of Quality–It Takes a Village” w/Jason Lauer

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