Tweet Bits from #CAST2015 – Day 2

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As promised, here’s another edition of Tweet Bits focusing on Day 2 of #CAST2015 containing notable Tweets from the conference.

Wow!  What a great day of Tweets with valuable information.

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 August 5, 2015 – Day 2 – #CAST2015

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
@PeteWalen, @dynamoben, Dee Ann, AST board, facilitators – thank you for your hard work & for making #CAST2015 so accessible from afar

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
Surprised (but not surprised) that an emergent theme of #CAST2015 is the upcoming absorption of the testing role by the development role.

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
When a tester joke falls flat at a testers conference you may be doing it wrong @PeteWalen #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 I didn’t think I could be so inspired by not physically being at the conference.  WOW what a conference!   Not missing next year!

Allen Johnson ‏@allenjfly
I’m on Twitter overload,it’s hard to even keep up, much less post, when I’m learning and collaborating this much #CAST2015

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
@ioanasaysgo uses the ‘Yes, and’ I first heard in @dsynadinos talk ‘ImprovE your testing.’  Nice! #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @ioanasaysgo Show honest interest in what others do, casually ask “hey what are you doing” & build elationshisw/dev/operations

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
“QA is a failure mode, test role is negotiable, good testing is not negotiable.” – @JesseTAlford  #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
RT @moshjeier: (opinion) If you want to help move testing forward, figure out how to speak at dev conferences #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Be open. Be social with other cultures. Be friendly. Be genuine(ly interested). Get out of comfort zone. #WCC #CAST2015

Jim Warchol ‏@lakeicychill
You can’t teach curiosity. #CAST2015 @ajay184f on exploratory testing.

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Tone of voice can mean a lot about how you project information. (When someone is upset, lower voice -> calming) #WCC #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Body language: Show interest in discussion; Engage; Posture; Eye contact; Give clear concise info #WCC #CAST2015

Jason Hagglund ‏@jhagglund
Now if Tester RPG does not actually work out for you in real life, turn it into an RPG video game and make bank! :) #CAST2015

Diana Wendruff ‏@ducksnsquirrels
Now you have build up your team relationships. Now you work better and get the help you need. #CAST2015 @ioanasaysgo

Diana Wendruff ‏@ducksnsquirrels
Ask for the keys to the castle (project) by one key (access to code, db, etc.) at a time.  @ioanasaysgo #CAST2015

Martin Nilsson ‏@MartinNilsson8
“You find out to how the deployment works and earn +10 intelligence, +5 charisma”  –  @ioanasaysgo at #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @ioanasaysgo Ask for one key at a time, I want to learn.  Ask to have access to the code.

Diana Wendruff ‏@ducksnsquirrels
Use your power rain of questions when troubleshooting with the wizard (devs or ops) #CAST2015 @ioanasaysgo

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
The idea of mixing charters into the backlog is genius. #CAST2015 @JesseTAlford

BAD TESTING® ‏@BadTesting
Being very very precise and very very polite with your third party team goes a very long way @ioanasaysgo      #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
For @JesseTAlford the dichotomy is “checking vs exploring” because “testing” is ambiguous for devs who write automated “tests.” #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Idioms and phrases. In the US, we love to use them.  In other countries, more direct.  #WCC #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Make sure task is understood b4 assuming it will be done as u expect. Doers may not ? the person who told to do the task.  #WCC #CAST2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@JesseTAlford : Exploratory Charter: Explore -target- With -resources- To Discover -information- #CAST2015 #cdt

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
@ioanasaysgo “Problem X: The build is red again.” – “New Quest: Find out why?”  Yeah that sounds oddly familiar.

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @ioanasaysgo Improve your chatisma points by fixing thee build, build credibility within your own team.

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Charters can be used instead of bugs if you can’t easily reproduce. Gives you chance to go back and re-explore later #CAST2015 @JesseTAlford

BAD TESTING® ‏@BadTesting
Taking control of your test environment – please don’t make your coworkers wear a ‘moron of the day’ hat @ioanasaysgo   #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @ioanasaysgo Complaining about a not working #testenvironment, not the most effective way  to manage. So what can you do?

Jason Hagglund ‏@jhagglund
Failing unit tests are your problem as a tester because they’re blocking you from doing further testing. #CAST2015

Erik Brickarp ‏@Brickuz
This is probably the coolest slide deck I’ve ever seen! Way to go @ioanasaysgo ! #CAST2015

Erik Davis ‏@erikld
Software Development, the RPG. This could be a hit. @testchick @ducksnsquirrels @ioanasaysgo #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Allocating an exploratory tester to a pair, needed a new “story” so they started using exploratory charters #CAST2015 @JesseTAlford

AST ‏@AST_News
“Taking Control Of Your Test Environment” by @ioanasaysgo starts in 5 mins. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
More tools from Open Season: Charles, SQL Server Profiler #CAST2015

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Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
API tools from Jeremy Traylor’s talk: JSONLint, Fiddler, Firebug, Postman, SOAP UI, Advanced REST Client, SOAtest #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Interviews: Follow up with a THANK YOU (I agree) within the first 24 hours. Send to HR and ask them to fwd on.  @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Interviews: Tactfully ask about next steps. Interviewers someone forget/don’t say. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Interviews: Take cues from the env: How are ppl dressed? Open office/cubes? Decor… Do you want to work here? @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Interviews: Have an agenda – points you want to highlight about you. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Resumés/Interview: Be prepared for predictable questions: What are ur strengths. (Don’t say I’ve never thought of that) @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Resumès: Don’t send resumè blasts. Pick a few companies, research them, how can you solve their problem? then apply @robbowyer #CAST2015

tybar ‏@tybar
Resumes are really just rubbish as a tool. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Resumes: 2-3 pages max. Nobody reads solid text. Leave whitespace for notes. No More OBJECTIVES – a PROFILE is better. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 Barb @robbowyer Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date.  Continue to network and really gettig to know a persion.

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys to being hirable: Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date. Don’t start networking when you need a job. DoEarly&Often @robbowyer #CAST2015

dsynadinos ‏@dsynadinos
@robbowyer mentions #qaoth while giving advice on ways for testers to get involved! #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Your (tester) path: Attend a conference (AST, QA or the Highway, Software Testing Atlanta, PNSQC,  etc. )@robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Be a part of the community. AST, KWSQA, reddit, @ministryoftest @weekendtesting Software testing club. Contribute. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Know your community. Who is out there?  Find out.  We are global. Network beyond testers -> meaningful conversations @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Your (tester) path: Do things that are a little outside of your field (HackerNest, Agile meetups, Hackathons) @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Try pair programming/pair testing @robbowyer #CAST2015

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
You can still be a fantastic tester if you are a programmer. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Knowing a little programming comes in handy. Hello World. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Chris Glaettli ‏@ChrisGlaettli
“Until it’s machines using our software, it must be humans who test” by @robbowyer at #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Check agile testing quadrants (There are different versions of this online (Crispin/Bach/Bolton)) @robbowyer #CAST2015

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
You can still be a good tester without programming skills. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Have a hobby (like music..). Easier to solve a problem when you’re not thinking abt it. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Keep a notebook handy (like @jamesmarcusbach @michaelbolton) @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Be able to be a generalist. Be able to switch domains easily. @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Have a specialization (testing types: security, usability, performance, accessibility) @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Keep your learning current (webinars, online articles, blogs, Twitter, Khan academy) @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Develop/collect a tool set (automated or not) (Watir, Selenium, PerlClip) @robbowyer #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Keys in being a hirable tester: Recognize your transferable skills (can take from org to org) @robbowyer #CAST2015

AST ‏@AST_News
“Why Should I Hire You” by @robbowyer starts in 5 mins. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Steve Sandvik ‏@ssandv
“We should stop trying to do the wrong thing righter.” From @mheusser #hallwayconf #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
OH: Estimating risk is one of the few things we are worse at than estimating time. #CAST2015  @Ssandv #hallwayconf

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Even if not a developer, spend time around them and they’ll start to rub off on you @ExactlyErica #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Neuroplasticity – The more you focus & practice something the better you become at the new skill. @mikelyles  #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Recommended tools: Postman for APIs, SQL Fiddle for building DBs and writing/running/sharing queries @ExactlyErica #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Explain how this change will improve things, speak about benefits right up front, provide reference materials #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Use automation to test things that are not as easily visible with the human eye. A/B testing, usability, GUI testing @mikelyles  #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
You don’t want your proposal for change to be so technical that your audience can’t understand it #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
When asking for a change, situational factors may mean it’s not the right time. #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Achieving change: Be sure your boss knows exactly what you’re doing by writing it down and sending it. #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Achieve change quickly/effectively? Building your reputation is vital. Having a track record of being able to see things completed #CAST2015

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
Looking is not the same as seeing. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Changing the sprint: if adding something then have to remove something #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Visual stimuli compete for processing resources. When important info loses out, consequences can be lethal. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Inattentional/Perpetual blindness. Psychological lack of attention. Not associated with vision defects. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Q: How to deal with frustration of slow change? “Asking for forgiveness” when completing daily work and changing it #CAST2015

Martin Nilsson ‏@MartinNilsson8
Leverage the wisdom of the crowd! @mikelyles at #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Lessons learned: transferring knowledge takes time, building expertise #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Lessons learned: we don’t necessarily keep statistics, try to improve our processes, deliver more frequently #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Lessons learned: members of test team have different experience and background, time on the project, share knowledge #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Brainstorming can build buy-in and help to produce better ideas #CAST2015

Michael Larsen ‏@mkltesthead
The Dawn spacecraft flyby of Ceres is being shown, and my inner third grader is totally spazzing out right now :). #CAST2015

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
If you are only focusing on one close thing you might miss important information  @mikelyles #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself – Andy Warhol #CAST2015

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
The most important aspect for change is the individual #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 Barbara Streiffert Don’t take rejection to stop you.  It’s a learning experience.  #change

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
You are testing for what the customer is going to expect. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 Barbara Streiffert Increemental changes ar more palatable to management and easier to to implement.  #softwaretesting

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Brain sacrifices facts over efficiency. Naturally wired to use mental shortcuts (to save energy) @mikelyles #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 Barbara Streiffert brainstorming does more than just give the solution.  It helps to sell the idea.

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
If you tell your brain it has comparisons to make, it will get busy making them, even if they don’t really exist. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
We test through observation, hypothesis, experimentation, and conclusion. Core of what testers do today. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Vision trumps other senses. Children’s books have pictures 4 a reason. We retain memory by hearing = 10% +picture (+5%) @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Senses stimulate and increase learning and memory. Smell is unusually effective at this. @mikelyles #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
Stressed brains don’t think the same way — under stress the brain actually can shrink. @mikelyles #cast2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Stressed brains learn differently. Brains wired to deal with stress lasting 30 seconds. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
@justjoehere mentioned in keynote at #stpcon that you lose IQ points when checking email #multitasking #CAST2015 @mikelyles

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
We starve for relevance. We must do something relevant every 10 minutes to reset our attention. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Tweeting what @mikelyles is saying is a good example of multi-tasking. I’m listening and typing at same time.  Error prone (yup) #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
We do not pay attention to boring things. Avoiding boredom by multi-tasking. Brain isn’t capable of multi-tasking. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
What you do and learn in life physically changes what your brain looks like. We all can’t learn same way. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
The brain is constantly evolving.  Development of brain continues past 40 years old.  @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Humans may not be strongest, but we developed the strongest brains. Strong brains survive over bodies. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
The brain is designed to solve problems related to surviving unstable environments. @mikelyles #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
“A technical tester challenges software by going beyond the UI in a way the typical user would not” @ExactlyErica #CAST2015

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
Things that you assume are there or things that are there but you don’t realize it. #visualtesting @mikelyles #CAST2015

JMacBane ‏@JMacBane
Become more technical to get a better idea of the health of the system you’re testing. @ExactlyErica #cast2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
“Becoming a more technical tester” talk isn’t about automation, it’s about tools helping you do what you already do @ExactlyErica #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Objectives: We have to realize that there is the possibility of being so familiar with product, don’t notice changes. @mikelyles #CAST2015

AST ‏@AST_News
“Fomenting Change” by Barbara Streiffert starts in 5 mins. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Connor Roberts ‏@ConnorRoberts
#CAST2015 #testers, it’s OK to say “it depends” as long as it’s followed by a truth-seeking discussion, coupled to humble mindsets.

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
Welcome our new Board of Directors for @AST_News: @ericproegler, @ilarihenrik, and Roxanne Jackson #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
When working with external test partners, Set/Mandate Expectations. Don’t assume. — @AdvInTesting @carlshaulis #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
Tying together the terms “safety language” and “epistemic modality”, from @dsynadinos …googlin’ it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemic_modality … #CAST2015

Chris Kenst ‏@ckenst
Practice argument analysis by looking at news and newspaper articles. @SMAllmanTester @tvaniotis #cast2015

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
#CAST2015 @tvaniotis @SMAllmanTester: Having a stated definition opens the door for communication and removes ambiguity. @aclairefication

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Favorite/most beneficial question to ask: Given my role, how can I help you do your job better? @jess_ingrass #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Conclusions: Exploratory testing is very useful for inexperienced testers. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Results: Lack of experience lowers the understanding of the teachings in class @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Hidden Agreement: The appearance of disagreement due tot eh user of two terms that actually refer to the same concept @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Results: Students can provide (some) value from day one. (If you give them something to test on day 1) @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Results: learning the test profession can be fun.  Only lost 3 ppl fro the training class (That is great!) @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Future/Ongoing courses: test strategy, test design/techniques, bug reporting, test tools, internships @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
.@jess_ingrass has found that smaller companies tend to invest more in quality (or at least talk about it) than larger ones #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Idea: explore/teach programming by creating a tool that creates test data. Useful for their context as tester. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Gave course on test methodologies: 5 schools of test: Analytic. Quality Assurance. Standard. Agile. CDT. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@AdvInTesting @carlshaulis : when you inherited offshore teams as they were, steering a change towards #cdt is a hard long process #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
External influences and experiences contribute to the whole of our selves, can make our practice of testing better @jess_ingrass #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
A common rubric for testers is to examine whether premises in arguments about software behavior are true. – Scott Allman #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Fallacies are a collection of statements that resembles an argument but is invalid @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Em EmClass Keaveny ‏@EmJayKay80
Watching #CAST2015 and getting really geared up for #TinyTestBash ..picking off a few ideas :) #softwaretesting

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
#Testing: Construct an argument that is valid if premises are valid and then find proof the premises are invalid @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
ROUTINE: Improvements: Can the product be improved to fit customers needs better? How easy to change product? @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
The Customer ROUTINE heuristic.:  Requirements (what requirements/any missing?) @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Trying the Rule of 3 (3 diff ways this can fail; 3 ways this can be used; 3 ways this can be misused) @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Don’t invite a negative response by just asking about what’s wrong @jess_ingrass #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
2nd course: Thinking like a tester. Lateral & critical thinking. What am I looking at. Other ways to interpret? @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Look not just at what software is designed to do but what it is capable of outside the design (maliciously or not) @jess_ingrass #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
It is impossible to believe the premises (assume the premises as true) without also believing the conclusion @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
A Gherkin acceptance criterion could be viewed as a type of practical syllogism in the world of software dev. – Scott Allman #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
An argument is valid when all the premises logically imply the conclusion. @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @jess_ingrass Asking each team to invite all feedback positive & negative to all teams.  #aqualitativeinterview

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Judging an argument: is it valid and sound? @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Decide what is most important to test and create charters. Test; document; debrief. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
2nd approach: Analyze the product from a Quality Attribute and Risk perspective. Quality is subjective. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @jess_ingrass Understanding what an application does but what it’s intended to be used.  Helpful questions to ask.  #context

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Learn about the product. Do different tours. This approach was pushed on students early and often. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
It’s fundamental to proceed into an argument analyze with a shared understanding of definitions of words @tvaniotis #CAST2015

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
Hey @jessica_nickel you may find the article I wrote about ethnographic research useful http://bit.ly/hmY91i  – great talk BTW. #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
The rhetorical trick of focussing on irrelevant details is a dodge to distract from the true argument. – Scott Allman #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“Software testers are underpaid” what does this sentence mean? Depends on implicit generalizations @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Day 1: Give students something to test (simple flash game with bugs was used here). @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
“Exploration, description and explanation are the three purposes of social science research – Earl Babbie #testing #cast2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Emphasize testers are information providers.  Must ask questions. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Introduces students to “Questioning a product in order to evaluate it” definition from @jamesmarcusbach @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Important to assume that both parties in an argument are not trying to deceive each other, but come to agreement @tvaniotis #CAST2015

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
Robert Stake and Qualitative research as mentioned by @jessica_nickel – http://amzn.to/1IHmmsQ  #cast2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
“Statement – an idea that is either true or false, but not both.” 1of2 @tvaniotis & Scott Allman #CAST2015

John Stevenson ‏@steveo1967
yey @jessica_nickel mentions qualitative research we need more people talking about this in the context of software #testing #cast2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Social media can be used 2 find info, see what is happening, building a network -> make contacts early to get jobs @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
An argument is made of up of statements, a statement is an idea that is either true or false, but not both @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
3 Legs (of training): Theory; Practical Testing; Exercises. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Some tools get obsolete quickly.  Can’t focus on one type of tool. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Effective rhetoric can be used to support both true and false beliefs @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
What you are teaching should be what you actually need.  @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Argument: A process of shared truth seeking
Rhetoric: A process of convincing others @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
Interesting parallel between testing and playing Mozart (you break music up, think about tricky parts) from Jessica Ingrassellino #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Testers had trouble performing a test unless they had a specific template to follow.  We had to re-educate them. @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Eeducating testers for years. Redesigned it to be context-driven. Previously ISTQB focused -> Low performance @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“The scientific/experimental method is a good way to find informatio about software under test” an Informal Argument @tvaniotis #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015  Jessica Ingrasselino speaker at her first conference thanking @spkeazee  & @jamesmarcusbach for mentoring her.  Sharing her story

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
imagine yourself as a user to develop test scenarios #CAST2015 #Questioning

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“Reason and Argument for Testers” by @tvaniotis, Scott Allman #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
When an industry has a need, they can create a vocational-style school — “Yrkeshogskola” @MartinNilsson8 #CAST2015

AST ‏@AST_News
“The Art and Science of Questioning” by @jessica_nickel starts in 5 mins. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Connor Roberts ‏@ConnorRoberts
@ajay184f would come home, study testing from 7pm-1am and even use his vacation days to learn testing. That’s what it takes! #CAST2015

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
#CAST2015 – additional resources to learn – podcasts! @PerfBytes, @jcolantonio, @LetsTalkTests, @testinginthepub all great resources

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
All our context driven hero’s are approachable. They might have intimidating intellects, but they will talk to you! @Brickuz  #CAST2015

Connor Roberts ‏@ConnorRoberts
@ajay184f proposes #testers create online portfolios, showing their actual testing. He’s right. Photographers do it, why can’t we? #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Growing a meetup? Make attendees feel welcome, introduce yourself, this is an outreach experience, so reach out! @ajay184f #CAST2015

Jim Warchol ‏@lakeicychill
The future is here because you create your future. Start. Learn. Repeat. From @ajay184f keynote. #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Dont be blinded by our context. Talk and learn with people outside context driven community to learn without reacting. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
After every conference, I want to restart my testing career. I go back as a new tester with new experiences @ajay184f #CAST2015

karennjohnson ‏@karennjohnson
#CAST2015 @ajay184f People should know you by your name & not a certification.

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 Huge thank you fo @ajay184f for the efforts for getting all the chapters of #weekendtesting off the ground & continued support

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Find a http://weekendtesting.com  chapter near you. Practice testing. @ajay184f @mkltesthead #CAST2015

Tobias Geyer ‏@the_qa_guy
“What was your biggest impediment to become an expert”? @ajay184f “My family telling me to go to sleep” :) #CAST2015

Clint Hoagland ‏@vsComputer
A thread common to influential people in all kinds of fields is that they’re always recommending books about thinking. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Chris Kenst ‏@ckenst
“Reputation over money” as originally said by @jamesmarcusbach. It works according to @ajay184f #cast2015

Tim Western ‏@Veretax
You have money you don’t have money, you are rejected or accepted by another. IT doesn’t matter, All that matters is you can do i. #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
This is one of the best keynotes I have ever heard. Well done @ajay184f! #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
“Hard work and skills is the secret. There is nothing else. There is NOTHING else.” @ajay184f #CAST2015

Kate Falanga ‏@Squidish_QA      Grand Rapids, MI
@ajay184f ‘s dedication and passion for our craft is truly inspiring. #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“You work for your employer but your learning is in your hands”  @ajay184f #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“There future is here because you create your future”  @ajay184f #CAST2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @ajay184f We talk about the future, think about the past, but what about the preseant?

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Book: How Doctors Think (Goodman) recommended by @ajay184f  #CAST2015

Dhanasekar S ‏@sdhanasekAR
Ajay believes there are only two schools of software testing one that care for testers skills and that don’t #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
I googled ISO 29119, and found opposition was represented equally with advocacy, even on Wikipedia. Good work. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Book: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking recommended by @ajay184f  #CAST2015

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
@Veretax @AST_News They’re all captured in the Good reads group (I think): http://goodreads.com/group/bookshelf/169343-cast-2015-speaker-recommendations … #CAST2015

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
Book: Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh. Recommended by @ajay184f #CAST2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
My addition to list of opportunities to learn & practice #testing: MEETUPS! @ajay184f @mkltesthead #CAST2015

Chris Kenst ‏@ckenst
It’s not because of the bad people we are in a bad state. It’s because the good people are silent. #cast2015

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
#CAST2015 @ajay184f Can you become a mentor, to be in charge of helping someone to learn #softwaretesting.  People aren’t aware, guide them

Justin Rohrman ‏@JustinRohrman
. @ajay184f recommends cbc program called “how to think about science” #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
We have a lot to learn from other fields that depend on critical thinking (science, forensics, psychogy, medicine). @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
If a facebook game improves your critical thinking, play it! @ajay184f #CAST2015 – I love this advice, but that might be confirmation bias.

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Invest in your ability to think!  @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
We can’t let our adversaries, who focus on making money, not building skills, control the conversation. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“If someone can think well, they can come up with tests”  @ajay184f #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“Certified software tester? Certified WHAT?!?”  @ajay184f #CAST2015

Dhanasekar S ‏@sdhanasekAR
We are fighiting big companies fool people with cheap worthless certificates ~ @ajay184f  #CAST2015

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
#cast2015 OH: having a #QA department is a sign of incompetency in your #Dev department. #testing

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Talk to one person about how beautiful and challenging software testing is. Imagine what would happen if we all did. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“It’s time for us testers to get out of the Quality Assurance business”  @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Good news, resources are already there, we need to spread the world. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
We are reaching new testers through organized learning (per scholastic, uni programs), but is it good enough? @ajay184f #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Testing courses in college is critical, glad we have some but it’s nowhere near enough #CAST2015

Elizabeth Zagroba ‏@ezagroba
#CAST2015 @ajay184f I don’t want to push away a potential tester. I like to hook them in then tell them “It’s hard. Are you ready?”

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
How long to learn testing? “A week to learn the terms, a month to practice” @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
We have friends in the crowd sourced testing community, lets use them and spread context driven principles through them @ajay184f #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“real testers” at testing companies are a resource if you need test help on a project  @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Blog doesn’t have to be perfect to share. Your story is unique, let others learn from it. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Context driven community, lets lead, share our stories and experiences. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
It’s okay if nobody comments on your first blog post, nobody can replace you!  @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Spread the news about testing resources, share links, help others who don’t know. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Pick a mnemonic or video or magazine per day, and give it your time. Make time. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Chris Kenst ‏@ckenst
@ajay184f just mentioned another testing competition https://testinsane.com/warwithbugs  from @TestInsane #cast2015

Justin Rohrman ‏@JustinRohrman
“You don’t know your potential till you try something” @ajay184f #CAST2015

Andrew ‏@BritishAgileGuy
I’m not a Tester, I’m a developer & agile coach at heart. Yet I come to testing conferences to #LearnSomethingAboutEverything.

Carol Brands ‏@CSBrands
Give people time to devote themselves to self-studying a specialization. @ajay184f #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
15 minutes into @ajay184f and I figured out the theme: The future of testing is learning. #CAST2015 /brilliant/.

Maria Kedemo ‏@mariakedemo
To double your income,  tripple your learning. @ajay184f #CAST2015

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
It’s OK if you don’t know something. . .
. . if you learn it when it becomes important to you.

Albert Gareev ‏@AGareev
@ajay184f speaks of disconnect between #testing and testing interview questions #cast2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
.@ministryoftest and @testingclub getting mentioned by @ajay184f at #CAST2015

Dheeraj Karanam ‏@Dheeraj_Karanam
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something! @ajay184f about learning opportunities for testers #CAST2015

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
@ajay184f gives the #mindmap for his #keynote at #CAST2015

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
Also a shoutout for @europetesters, @WTAmericas and @WTANZ_, basically Weekend Testing by @ajay184f at #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
“Time is precious. I give you the option, stay and listen and do something valuable to you”  @ajay184f #CAST2015

mheusser ‏@mheusser
. @ajay184f begins his talk with a thank-you, to the audience, his family, his team at work, and a little modesty. #Respect #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
.@ajay184f Starting his presentation with thank yous. I like it! #CAST2015

Josh Meier ‏@moshjeier
Does anybody else think @PeteWalen should narrate audio books? #CAST2015

AST ‏@AST_News
“The Future of Testing Is Here” by @ajay184f starts in 5 mins. http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/  #CAST2015

Perze Ababa ‏@perze
How can you move software testing forward if you separate testing from development? #CAST2015 — @PeteWalen

Steve Pheley ‏@spheley
Lots of new attendees, first-time speakers, more diversity (shout-out to @spkeazee) at #CAST2015 @PeteWalen

Gary Miller ‏@1030omlette
196 people at #CAST2015 this year.  Estonia, India, Canada, Sweden in the house.  32 speakers. 26 track talks. 3 workshops, 4 tutorials.

Ajay Balamurugadas ‏@ajay184f      Grand Rapids, MI
Nervous, excited, looking forward to presenting the keynote :) #CAST2015

Testing Curator ‏@testingcurator  12h12 hours ago
Enjoyed the Day1 webCAST for #CAST2015.  It was excellent.  Looking forward to more great #testing talks today.  http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/webcast/

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