Tweet Bits from #TestBash 2015

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One thing that I really enjoy doing to keep up with the testing community is reading over Tweets after major testing conferences.

#Testbash 2015 looked like an incredible event based on the posts and slides that I read over.

I thought I would save some of you time and list out some of my favorite Tweets that I read from the conference.  In true Twitter fashion, posts below are from latest to earliest.

While this post is long, I hope you enjoy reading over the list as much as I did.  There are some great nuggets of information.   I am curious to know what some of your favorite posts might be!

Thank you to all the testers that took the time to live tweet at the event.

Test Bash 2015
Date: Friday 27th of March 2015 – 9am – 6pm
Location: Brighton, U.K.
http://www.ministryoftesting.com/training-events/testbash-2015/

And now….to the Tweets.

Test Bash 2015 – March 27

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
Fellow TestBashers, thank you for all your energy and joy of testing! Keep thinking, writing, tweeting, talking, sharing! #testbash

Rosie Sherry ‏@rosiesherry
Thank you to everyone for making #testbash what it is.

Nichola Sunderland ‏@lilysmam
To everyone who organised, spoke or attended #testbash – thank you! I am inspired by your awesomeness

Lee Murray ‏@LeeMurrray
Looking forward to Monday! Can’t wait to put my new learning into practice #testbash thanks @rosiesherry and the team for an awsome time

Decider-VT ‏@onboardversis
@stephenjanaway Just wanted to say thanks for your #testbash talk- lots of valuable information to take back to work and share with my team!

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Thanks everybody for an AWESOME #TestBash. See you all next year

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Great #99secondtalk from @JokinAspiazu – if your business can’t give money (for conferences), ask for time. #TestBash

If you feel the need to use defensive language, dont use it, change the culture instead #testbash #99secondtalk

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
Amazing #99sec talk from @mtomlins at #testbash “Friends don’t let friends deploy without testing”

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
Woohoo #99sec #testbash cucumber is not gherkin is not a user story… Know your BDD and do not abuse it!!

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
99 seconds talks starting #testbash

Andrew Morton ‏@TestingChef
Now wondering if there will be an Art of Answering Questions? @karennjohnson #testbash

Ryan Rapaport ‏@ry_rap
Answer to my question: @karennjohnson What 3 things do I need to do today? work journal entries – Prioritize goals for directions #testbash

Emma Keaveny ‏@EmJayKay80
Devs tell you how it’s built…testers tell you how it works! :) #testbash

tlk2eva ‏@tlk2eva
Stories help memory! RT @vanilleDK: “Give people the tools and space to give visual answers.” #VisualThinking @karennjohnson #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Learn to ask different kind questions. There are 27 types. #TestBash @karennjohnson

Ryan Rapaport ‏@ry_rap
The Phoenix Checklist: Context free questions to help you ask the right questions @karennjohnson #testbash

Stephen Janaway ‏@stephenjanaway
The Phoenix Checklist #testbash https://instagram.com/p/0vR7wBoKdm/

Vernon Richards ‏@TesterFromLeic
Great tester has a scientific or journalism background. I’ve seen this a few times & it’s happened again #TestBash @karennjohnson

Martin (马丁) Hynie ‏@vds4
Consider the sort of relationship you want to build (2/2) #testbash inspired by @karennjohnson

mheusser ‏@mheusser
2of2 maybe pay attention and take notes immediately afterward. @karennjohnson #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
How? The tone of how you ask a question influence the outcome #TestBash @karennjohnson

Martin (马丁) Hynie ‏@vds4
As a tester, when you ask questions you often building relationships w/ your coworkers. (1/2) #testbash inspired by @karennjohnson

mheusser ‏@mheusser
The balance between taking notes and paying attention is challenging 1of2 @karennjohnson #testbash

tlk2eva ‏@tlk2eva
@karennjohnson write questions on postits and keep it in your pocket – review notest to chk conversation is gng in right direction #testbash

mheusser ‏@mheusser
Ask multiple people the same question when they are not together – not to manipulate but to find bugs. #testbash @karennjohnson

mheusser ‏@mheusser
The kind of question you ask will influence the answer you get — and it varies by person. @karennjohnson #testbash

mheusser ‏@mheusser
“This a great new feature; I am wondering if you could help walk me through it.”Vs”I don’t understand this feature” @karennjohnson #testbash

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
.@maaretp Yes. In @jamesmarcusbach’s words, “Knowing a programmer is like having a friend with a pickup truck.” @FriendlyTester #testbash

tlk2eva ‏@tlk2eva
Tone, Timing, Who is around, positioning, attitude when you ask #Questions – is #reflective of #Response you get. @karennjohnson #testbash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
“asking the right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing” – Joshua Harris @karennjohnson #testbash

mheusser ‏@mheusser
[Matt taking] Some people gain power by controlling information-others by giving it away. Relevent to @karennjohnson ‘s comments? #Testbash

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
.@karennjohnson #testbash…. A kindred spirit who admits to often being the least techie person in the room… Can still ask questions!

Ryan Rapaport ‏@ry_rap
#Timing and #Tone, 2 most important parts of asking the right question #testbash @karennjohnson

mheusser ‏@mheusser
“the scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks te right questions” – @karennjohnson #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“If I ask questions to prevent a defect from entering the product, that’s cleverer than finding it after added” @karennjohnson #testbash

mheusser ‏@mheusser
When we ask questions weird things happen. And yet so much of testing is asking questions! We should get good at it @karennjohnson #testbash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
As testers we ask a lot of questions. It puts pressure on people. Let’s get good at it. @karennjohnson #testbash

tlk2eva ‏@tlk2eva
The art of Asking Questions by  Karen #testbash – get talking even if you don’t agree and be professional about it.

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
“Community, there’s people supporting me” @karennjohnson – exactly, I couldn’t do my current work without community. #TestBash

Ryan Rapaport ‏@ry_rap
Get up and move around, introduce yourself. Community is where it’s at in #testing and #testbash @karennjohnson

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
Say hi to a stranger next to you – Belief in the community in testing “the art of asking questions” @karennjohnson #testing #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Don’t be afraid to create throwaway bits of automation if it saves time. I blogged about this recently http://blog.neiltest.com/2015/02/04/unleash-your-coding-superpowers-in-your-free-time/ … #testbash

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
Nice to hear an “automation guy” say big automation suites don’t help. Have said that & been dismissed as “a manual tester” #testbash

tlk2eva ‏@tlk2eva
#Automation is just a tool – Testing and checking. Thanks for a great talk @FriendlyTester at #testbash

mheusser ‏@mheusser
If you don’t like how things are, you can change it. “It doesn’t have to be this way” @FriendlyTester quoting @JerryWeinberg #TestBash #PSL

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Put the focus on your testing skills and how such tools have supported you #TestBash @FriendlyTester

Alan Parkinson ‏@alan_parkinson
.@FriendlyTester get devs to use key value pairs in app logging and then you can query the log files #testbash

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
You can only replace testers with automation if those testers are mindless morons, attributed @DorothyGraham by @FriendlyTester #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Put the focus on testing and how automation can support it, not replace it  #TestBash @FriendlyTester

Alan Parkinson ‏@alan_parkinson
“Create simple tools for processing log files while you test and alert on exceptions” @FriendlyTester #testbash

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
“If you know what you want, you can go to your developers to do it for you” – exactly my experience on how to take things forward #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
If you’re wasting time creating data for your testing, consider creating a data generator to support you. @FriendlyTester #testbash

Simon Prior ‏@siprior
Exactly my thoughts on test automation. Goal shouldn’t be to automate everything. It should be used to aid testing @FriendlyTester #testbash

Simon Prior ‏@siprior
“You need to think about what you’re testing and how automation can help you” @FriendlyTester #testbash

Martin (马丁) Hynie ‏@vds4
“Automation in Testing”… I really really  prefer this term. @FriendlyTester #TestBash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
From “automate it all” to “automation that supports me” @FriendlyTester #testbash

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Shared slides from my #TestBash talk in http://www.slideshare.net/maaretp/testbash-quality-does-not-belong-with-the-tester …

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“I CAN AUTOMATE ALL THE THINGS!… I have automated too many things!” @FriendlyTester #testbash

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
@FriendlyTester on stage about test automation #Testbash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
#testbash automation in testing @FriendlyTester he’s an Android Man U fan but hey no ones perfect 😉

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Change goes gradually, but testing will change concerning faster mean time between recovery. #testbash

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Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
From @mheusser at #testbash … Don’t get disheartened if change doesn’t happen straight away. Change is often slow. But it’s still change!

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
Change is gradual, slow and hard #TestBash .@mheusser

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
We have to reduce risk and show our value #TestBash @mheusser

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
@lsim001 @@mheusser DI may serve quantitatively measure the impacts of time pressure on devs and/or vagary in specification #testbash

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
@alan_parkinson Quality is “value to some person”, in @JerryWeinberg’s useful, powerful definition. I can offer to chat about it. #testbash

Lim Sim ‏@lsim001
Defect injection rate. How have i never heard of this? #testbash

Dr Mohinder Khosla ‏@mpkhosla
@alan_parkinson If we can’t define it then we can’t measure it.Ppl take it for granted that others know the meaning opposite true #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
No risks gets thru doing various ways of testing #TestBash @mheusser

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Testing, production monitoring, feature toggles, beta tests, quick deploy & pull..’risk filter’ #testbash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
.@mheusser wants to help us get rid of release candidate testing! #testbash this is going to be a challenging one :)

Alan Parkinson ‏@alan_parkinson
There have been many mentions of “quality” at #testbash but no one has defined it for software

Chris George ‏@chrisg0911
Go Matt!  @mheusser up next with getting rid of release testing #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Quality is built by the developers. We as testers inform them about the quality #TestBash @maaretp

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“Quality is built by developers, it’s either there or it isn’t” @maaretp #testbash

Lim Sim ‏@lsim001
Amazing story of moving left that is not automation focus @maaretp #testbash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
How to make developers excited about testing? Make testing a programming problem (automation)  @maaretp #testbash

Abbie ‏@alm0510
Stop slapping Devs in the face and start sharing insight! #TestBash @maaretp

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
#testbash If you feel you are slapping developers find away to make the collaboration feel better for both 1/2

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
2/2 and then keep reframing till you find the ones that work in your given context #testbash @maaretp & then keep trying

Lim Sim ‏@lsim001
Continuous Delivery with no automation.  What a thought @maaretp #testbash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
@rvansteenbergen @maaretp 2/2 I  hearing an interesting, real, heartfelt & inspiring personal journey #testbash #50shadesofawesome

Chris George ‏@chrisg0911
devs relying on testers to find bugs makes devs lazy, hence more bugs … Therefore greater perceived need for testers @maaretp  #testbash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
“Adding a tester to a company that have never had testers can actually make it worse” @maaretp #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“The problem wasn’t not enough testers, it was not enough fixers” even with 15:1 dev:test! @maaretp #testbash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
#testbash got a #tester ‘got’ more bugs – 1 tester 16 Dev’s not enough time to fix the finds @maaretp

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
@maaretp up next “Quality does not belong with the tester” #testbash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
“I dont have to work in a blame culture to blame myself” @maaretp #testbash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
And now #testbash gives us @maaretp on a 20 year personal journey, she started young

Jesper L. Ottosen ‏@jlottosen
Testing is like a fluid – it can fit any container you like: 4 days, 4 months, 4 year’s @TesterFromLeic #testbash

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
When startled by testing myths (fe everyone can test), try to understand why they think so, don’t be offended & explain.  #testbash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
Next time someone says “Anyone can test” then I will answer with “Oh yes and anyone can sing too” #testbash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
Testing is just clicking a few buttons @TesterFromLeic #testbash

Zachary Borrelli ‏@zacoid55
Remember everyone, after #testbash your testing hype levels are going to through the roof, get blogs and ideas down on paper THIS WEEKEND!

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
We are here because we are passionate about #testing #testbash and we LOVE @TesterFromLeic

Notts Testers ‏@NottsTest
#NottsTest is here at #TestBash 2015 and we’re loving it!!! @TesterFromLeic currently on stage talking about Testing Myths & Legends!

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Testing is not monotone. It has a lot of color, a lot of flavor #TestBash @TesterFromLeic

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
@chrisg0911 That IMO is the same as saying everyone can do brain surgery they may not be good at it but could do. @TesterFromLeic #testbash

Chris George ‏@chrisg0911
Anyone can do testing… I don’t think it’s a myth, it’s true. Not everyone is good at it though! @TesterFromLeic #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
To check prevalence of testing myths, look no further than “the hell of LinkedIn discussion groups” @TesterFromLeic #TestBash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
.@TesterFromLeic teaching us how to spot myths. @Morendil Leprechauns book is a must-read for this https://leanpub.com/leprechauns  #TestBash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
Certification will solve all your problems… As long as all your problems are a lack of certification #testbash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
“Anyone can do testing” @TesterFromLeic  “Huh, Really, And, So….” @jamesmarcusbach  #testbash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
#testbash Vern on the stage first myth busted #dontmesswithhistutu 😉 #naughtystep

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Myths and Legends of Software Testing now by @TesterFromLeic #TestBash

Dave Higgins ‏@HornsHighDaveH
Half way through #testbash, lots of great ideas I can take back to the day job. Think I need to get more involved in the Testing Community!

Decider-VT ‏@onboardversis
#testbash is a goldmine of knowledge and it’s only lunchtime. Easily worth the trip!

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
“Don’t forget where you’ve come from” – new people no longer will come from where we’ve come from. #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Learn how to explain the value of testing  #TestBash @stephenjanaway

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
As a test manager you have skills to transfer, see this as on opportunity. Do so.  #TestBash @stephenjanaway

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
“People are starting to see that teams work more efficiently with a single manager and single set of goals” @stephenjanaway #testbash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
“Everyone is responsible for quality” @stephenjanaway

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
When you don’t have a test coach/test manager – You need to have the skillset to explain what you do @stephenjanaway #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
As a Testing Coach you can help/educate upper management  #TestBash @stephenjanaway

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Lessons learned keeping test community up and running in organization by @stephenjanaway #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Become a test coach  #TestBash @stephenjanaway

Ryan Rapaport ‏@ry_rap
Why @stephenjanaway lost his job as a Test Manager? He became a delivery manager: multi faceted #testing @ #testbash

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Both this talk and my discussions at #testbash lean coffee suggests that test managers are going away.

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Test manager??? You stil doing that???  #TestBash @stephenjanaway

Chris George ‏@chrisg0911
Listening to @stephenjanaway talking about the demise of his test manager role… #familiar #testbash

alice. ‏@aliceness
Context switching. AGH. Bane of my existence since 2012. #testbash

Amy Phillips ‏@ItJustBroke
@nicolasedgwick @vds4 agree. I spend more time talking requirements than I do testing. Some might argue that this IS testing. #testbash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
@michaelbolton @vds4 as said @imccowatt quoted I paraphrase, sloppy words allow sloppy thinking & define us sloppily #testbash #orsomethin’

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
@stephenjanaway talk contains dinosaurs #testbash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
The word test makes people expect that testers can only contribute to the end of a project and not from the start @vds4 #testbash

karennjohnson ‏@karennjohnson
A tester can champion a company’s business goals given trust and information @vds4 #testbash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
thoughtful talk by @vds4 the impact of title on the capability of what you can achieve #testbash

karennjohnson ‏@karennjohnson
Turns out job titles can give impressions to others about what you can do #testbash

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Just having the word tester in your job title downplays your skills in how people see you. Any other way to fix than renaming us? #TestBash

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
The Chancellor of Quality Encouragement -> @vds4 #testbash

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
Leaving the word “test” out of your title suddenly makes people believe you can do more @vds4 #testbash

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
A key thread in the talk by @vds4 is the illustration of the interactions between words, ideas, cognition and roles. #testing #testbash

Stephen Newton ‏@SteveAN01
#testbash what’s in a name. Gotta go back and “reinvent” myself and team.

Jesper L. Ottosen ‏@jlottosen
“We had a good relation to product management – they say we #gotTheProblem ” @vds4 #TestBash If problem isn’t solved,  product doesn’t work.

tlk2eva ‏@tlk2eva
#testbash #TestingNirvana – #collaboration #communication brings in #quality

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Being a tester, you can help with massive improvements at the beginning of a project. #testbash

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
Liking @vds4 #testbash talk as it’s clarifying thoughts. Often wonder if I’m more BA than test. I’m not, but BA Tester maybe?

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
Get a sense of why you are building a product and if you have enough information to build the right product #testbash

Dr Mohinder Khosla ‏@mpkhosla
You need more than 3 amigos to bring the team on same page RT @alt_lv: #3amigos #testbash – we do this (love my work)

Iain McCowatt ‏@imccowatt
Alas, many testers fall into the category of “galley slaves” @vds4 #testbash

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Three amigos mentioned in presentation. Something we are trying too @ my company. #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Changed are name back as testers, nobody is seeing us again #TestBash @vds4

alice. ‏@aliceness
Sometimes it takes talking to a whole company to get change happening….! #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
What if we don’t call ourselves a tester. What will happen? #TestBash @vds4

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
You’re just a #tester, shhhhhhhah! @vds4 #testbash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
@vds4 challenging the notion that testing is a “downstream activity” and the “but you’re just a tester” attitude #TestBash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
@stephenjanaway it’s good so far too 3/3 on tacit knowledge #testbash #metricnotthatitmatters

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
@vds4 on “What’s in a Name?” is giving interesting insight into software in aviation industry – works with ex-aeronautic engineers #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Now it’s @vds4 with his considerably short username for 135-character tweets #testbash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
Next up @vds4 Martin Hynie “what’s in a name” #testbash

Joep Schuurkes ‏@j19sch
Seeing all the tweets makes me wish I was at #TestBash… Hopefully next year!

QAWorks ‏@QAWorks_Ltd
Device fragmentation & regression strategy planning > 10 step guide #testbash @stephenjanaway http://bit.ly/1x7YcpA

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
iOS v Android emulators: No comparison, I’m Android through and through but emulating it makes me want to knaw my arm off #testbash

Stephen Janaway ‏@stephenjanaway
iOS simulator is just that. A simulator. Not executing code to device driver level unlike Android emulator. So faster #testbash

Stephen Janaway ‏@stephenjanaway
No talk of screen size, sensor, etc fragmentation – also really important. #testbash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
My concern with the race to release in the mobile market is the reduction in quality of product #testbash http://bit.ly/1yhRVWq

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“Pitfalls and prizes of ensuring quality mobile apps” blog from Jonathan Hare-Winton http://gu.com/p/4xtzc/stw  #testbash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
Interesting talk about IOS and Android development at #testbash and advantages and disadvantages of each

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Mobile testing. iPhone vs Android. Release cycle differences. #Testbash

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Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Not sure I agree on the iOS release problem. You can still release daily/weekly they will just take longer to get “live”. #testbash

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Jon introduces himself as a QA analyst, but Sally calls him a tester. Which is it? #testbash

Chris Hinchliffe ‏@Hinchy1401
Welcome to the Jerry Weinberg #testbash where every presentation quotes the man himself.

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Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“No matter how it looks at first, it’s always a people problem” @JerryWeinberg referenced by @imccowatt #testbash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
Being able to detect bugs is about socialisation, people, interaction @imccowatt #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
You can’t catch all the bugs, you have to accept your misses  #TestBash @imccowatt

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
@michaelbolton @imccowatt though good use of social media, video conferencing, mindfulness & remote pairing can narrow the gap #testbash

Emma Armstrong ‏@EmmaATester
Actively work on communication skills as well as your knowledge of test techniques for example. #testbash @imccowatt Thanks for highlighting

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
@imccowatt …offshore. nearshore. noshore. unshore …”The greater the cultural distance, the larger the required message size” #testbash

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
Distributed teams pose important problems for socialization and development of collective tacit knowledge. @imccowatt #TestBash

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
Figure out and communicate how to add value! In your job and during interviews #TestBash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
The ability of being about to develop interactional expertise may be the primary attribute of a good tester @imccowatt #testbash

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
How do we gain tacit knowledge? Through socialization, and sharpening interactional expertise. Testers take note. @imccowatt #testbash

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John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
Another Harry Collins book recommendation by @imccowatt  at #testbash – Rethinking Expertise – http://amzn.to/1yhM3fG

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
@imccowatt to learn about the tacit information within the software we need to immerse ourselves in software testing.#testbash

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
Collective tacit knowledge goes without saying, but also comes without saying. (H. Collins meets P. Bourdieu). #testbash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
@steveo1967 @imccowatt #Tacit is becoming a bit of a #Testbash theme 2 of 2 #maybenotatrendyet

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
@imccowatt said Tacit and Explicit knowledge by Harry Collins is a MUST read – http://amzn.to/1yhKf6A  #testbash I agree.

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Why is it possible that tester see all the bugs  #TestBash @imccowatt

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
@imccowatt up next “bug detection: adventures in intuition and tacit knowledge” #testbash

Simon Prior ‏@siprior
It works! But what did you really mean? #testbash

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Definition of done or is it definition of not done yet @michaelbolton #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Beware of canned phrases like “canned phrases” @michaelbolton #testbash

tlk2eva ‏@tlk2eva
#testing safety language :-) .. #soFar #unless #also #or #notyet @michaelbolton #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Safety language vocabulary. “A” versus “The”. ‘A problem …’ in stead of ‘The problem …’  #TestBash @michaelbolton

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
How Doctors think by Jerome Groopman  recommend by @michaelbolton at #testbash http://amzn.to/1yhGA8D

Andrew Morton ‏@TestingChef
My favourite safety phrase: I haven’t found anything yet that I think may cause a problem. #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
There can never be a valid test for “always” or “never”. (“Unless…”) @michaelbolton #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
When somebody asks a false question or a Grand Truth, try adding “unless….” @michaelbolton #testbash

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
The root cause of a bug is the birth of a human somewhere in the world. #testbash humour

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
blog article about safety language by @EricCJacobson http://bit.ly/10Q1lr9  @michaelbolton #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Safety language is not only about talking, it is also about listening  #TestBash @michaelbolton

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Safety language, aka epistemic modalities. Use it as required, but also apply it to what you *hear*. @michaelbolton #testbash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
“We don’t say manual parenting, manual science Etc” so why use manual Testing?  #testbash @michaelbolton

Rikke Simonsen ‏@vanilleDK
“When you say: automate all the testing…you might have meant: automate all the checking” @michaelbolton #TestBash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
Tacit skills are not explicit & develop through socialisation not process @michaelbolton #testbash

Stephen Janaway ‏@stephenjanaway
Excellent checking must be embedded in excellent testing #testbash @michaelbolton

mheusser ‏@mheusser
“Checking is mechanistic. It can be make completely explicit and automated.” @michaelbolton  #TestBash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
You can not talk about Testing without talking about Exploration.  #TestBash @michaelbolton

Chris Hinchliffe ‏@Hinchy1401
Checking vs testing @michaelbolton tells it like it is #testbash

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Automated all the testing, do you mean… #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Those aren’t the requirements; they’re a representation of the requirements! @michaelbolton  #TestBash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Lots of bugs and process problems occur as a result of misinterpretation, “repairing” gaps in communication @michaelbolton  #TestBash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Humans “repair” gaps in communication  #TestBash @michaelbolton

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Talk about what we mean but not push our definitions of words to others. Seek to understand their definitions and adjust yourself. #testbash

Villabone ‏@villabone
“roles represent commitment” #testbash @michaelbolton

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Misuse of language fosters a culture of ineffectiveness and dysfunction  #TestBash @michaelbolton

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“Oh, that’s just semantics” > “Oh, that’s just being specific about what we’re talking about” @michaelbolton  #TestBash

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
Not debating can be interpreted as wanting the value of the outcome but not the pain of getting there #testbash

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
Arguments are good! Debate is good! You’re trying to get to a conclusion and work your way there. #testbash

Emma Keaveny ‏@EmJayKay80
Automate all the development! ! Love it! #testbash

SoftwareTestingClub ‏@testingclub
Can’t we just automate the fixing? @michaelbolton #testbash

Nicola Sedgwick ‏@nicolasedgwick
ha ha ha did you mean “this product is bad there should have been more testing” or “… there should have been more fixing”. Love #testbash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
“you said …..”. “you might have meant ….’  #TestBash @michaelbolton

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
You said “high-level”, you probably meant “not really” @michaelbolton #TestBash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
@michaelbolton “you have power over your choices” #testbash

Emma Armstrong ‏@EmmaATester
If only we actually said what we mean the first time. Enjoying @michaelbolton opening the talks #testbash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
Ready for #testbash day @michaelbolton up first ‘The Rapid Software Testing Guide to What You Meant To Say’ #testing

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
3 Amigos new one on me, I like it #testbash #leancoffee #learningbefore9am #whodhavethunkit

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neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
Can BDD happen without proactive stakeholders -Rich gives real practical experience based input #testbash #leancoffee

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill
@zacoid55 best shirt ever #testbash meanwhile @james_christie talks a lot of sense again based on experience in agile/Wagile transitions

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Goodmorning #Testbash !

TestBash 2015 – Preconference Workshops – March 25 & 26

Daniel Knott ‏@dnlkntt
Here are my slides from the workshop “How to Break your App” http://de.slideshare.net/DanielKnott1/how-to-break-your-app-workshop-testbash-2015 … #TestBash #mobiletesting #softwaretesting @testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Slides and resources from my #TestBash workshop: http://blog.neiltest.com/testbash2015/

Susanne Sporys ‏@koala_sue
Neil’s talk makes me want to go through all of my bug reports and improve them #testbash @neilstudd

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“Learn when to let go.If the people in charge say its not important,and you can’t convince them,it’s not your problem” @neilstudd #TestBash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
@FriendlyTester I like the following definition fo what testers do “help build the best possible system” @neilstudd @GrowingAgile #testbash

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“Testers don’t ‘break the product’ but are well-placed to push for a fix” @neilstudd #TestBash hmmm not sure its our place to push for a fix

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“When a contentious bug arises, your credibility may directly affect the outcome!” @neilstudd #TestBash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
The game rules for disruptus game can be found here – http://bit.ly/1BO9ai4  #testbash

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“A bug report could gain or lose you credibility” @neilstudd #TestBash

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
I don’t think testers tell enough stories, I think we should tell more” @steveo1967 #TestBash

Del Dewar ‏@deefex
FiLCHeRS – scientific method of questioning #testbash

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Critical Thinking techniques, Rule of three by @JerryWeinberg. Ask why, to get to “because”. Suggested by @steveo1967 #TestBash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
The average user checks their mobile >150 times per day! I assume @MccarthyNeill is dragging up that average #TestBash #naughtystep

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Training from the back of the room, book recommended by @steveo1967  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0787996629/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1427369011&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=training+from+the+back+of+the+room&dpPl=1&dpID=51niXARoTdL&ref=plSrch … #TestBash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
There are over 19,000 different Android devices on the market! The F word was mentioned… #TestBash

Simon P. Schrijver ‏@SimonSaysNoMore
Next workshop at #TestBash “How to break your App”; Best practices in Mobile App Testing by @dnlkntt

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Karen Johnson mentions http://fakenamegenerator.com  for generating attributes for personas; I prefer http://www.randomuser.me  (better API) #TestBash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
details of session based test management mentioned by @karennjohnson at #testbash can be found here – http://www.satisfice.com/sbtm/

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
I created an updated version of the cue cards with a few more added available here: http://bit.ly/1BrnuhD  @karennjohnson #testbash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
the index cards that @karennjohnson mentions is available here: http://bit.ly/1BrmWbK  #testbash

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
@karennjohnson mentions @docjamesw video on tours – http://bit.ly/1Brl02Q  #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
.@karennjohnson mentioning James Whittaker’s exploratory testing tours https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj620911.aspx#bkmk_tours … #TestBash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
.@karennjohnson mentioning @michael_d_kelly’s touring heuristic http://michaeldkelly.com/blog/2005/9/20/touring-heuristic.html … #TestBash

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
Be the devil’s advocate and ask as many what if questions as possible #bdd #testbash

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Karen Johnson is talking about peer workshops, talking about LAWST, WREST, WOPR. Reminds me I must do my MEWT synopsis this week! #TestBash

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
Conversation is the most important part about software development #bdd #testbash

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Building Test Itineraries with @karennjohnson #TestBash

James Lyndsay ‏@workroomprds
Hard choice: #TestBash wshops w @steveo1967, @karennjohnson, @neilstudd, @ru_altom, @sjpknight, @maaretp, @nicolasedgwick & more. Good Luck!

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
Flow trumps waste and customer satisfaction trumps flow. If it is valuable to the customer then slow down! #lean #testbash

neill mccarthy ‏@MccarthyNeill   Ripple, England
@Punkmik 2/2 for me more effective & more efficient for me a lot of the time #pomodoro #testbash

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
looking at sequential processing vs multitasking to get an average cycle time! #lean #testbash multitasking results in a longer cycle time!

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
Overproduction is the king of the waste for #leansoftware why produce more features than you need to be able to ship #testbash

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
I’m attending lean testing by @mheusser as part of #testbash just moving onto 7 wastes! V interesting

Kim Knup ‏@Punkmik
Fundamental concepts of #lean … Focus on the goal but don’t forget it is a process of ongoing improvement #testbash

stephen mounsey ‏@stephenmounsey
@michaelbolton in full flow delivering rapid software testing for managers #testbash

Geir Gulbrandsen ‏@GeirGulbrandsen
@MccarthyNeill @TheTestDoctor “We choose to go to #TestBash not because it is easy, but because it is Awesome!”

Rob van Steenbergen ‏@rvansteenbergen
Goodmorning! Yesterday a tourist in Brighton, today a student of testing. #TestBash

Dan Billing ‏@TheTestDoctor
Ask not what the test community can do for you, but what you can do for the test community. #TestBash #99secondtalk #testing #wteu

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