Tweet Bits from #STPCon Spring 2016

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After a bit of a hiatus, Tweet Bits has returned.  STPCon Spring 2016 was held in San Francisco, California from April 4-7.

The hashtag to watch for the conference was #STPCon if you want to look over the full stream for yourself (which I highly suggest to get a better feel from the conference).

THANK YOU to all those testers that took the time to post during the event!  It really helps members of the testing community that were unable to attend.

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

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Conference Day 2 – April 7

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
Conference first for me: hearing “The Village People” played as dramatic flair in a presentation. #stpcon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
Testers are slowly being given responsibilities outside testing. @tgtigger77 is quoting Bach’s future view of testing. #stpcon

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
As a performance tester, I measured Anarka’s “value propositions per-second” to be the highest recorded in a keynote ever. #stpcon

dsynadinos ‏@dsynadinos
Advice from Eddie VanHalen via Peter Kim: “Learn the rules so you can break the rules.” #stpcon

tony g ‏@tgtigger77
“Am I gonna persevere or am I gonna pivot ” @JohnRuberto talk on
“Leading change from the test team” #stpcon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
“It’s not ‘Am I doing enough automation?’ but ‘Am I automating the right things?'” @TourDeDave  #stpcon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
“We have self driving cars. Hoke from Driving Miss Daisy may not have realized his job was in jeopardy.” @dsynadinos on automation #stpcon

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto
#stpcon the best metric is KPIRE: Key Performance Indicator Removal Efficiency

Amber Race ‏@ambertests
Even if things are smooth now, prepare for the next step by investing in yourself and your professional development @smita_qazone #stpcon

Raj Subramanian ‏@epsilon11
@dsynadinos mentioned “empathy” :-) @graemeRharvey #stpcon

Greg Sypolt ‏@gregsypolt
#stpcon keynote has started with expert panel on software testing @TourDeDave @mikelyles @smita_qazone @dsynadinos

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
Fifteen minutes until showtime – come see the #keynote #panel at #stpcon

Conference Day 1 – April 6

Alex Bantz ‏@alexjbantz  22h22 hours ago
Looks like .#stpcon has a pretty solid lineup.  Wish there was a live stream option

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
@fredberinger @grabnerandi …Savignon Blanc adds a bit of sophistication to a performance engineering recording session. #stpcon

Ann Ruckstuhl ‏@annruck
I’m such a nerd. Seeing @SOASTAInc logo makes me happy. #stpcon #cloudtest

Gregory Schmidt ‏@krymdog
“My name is Adam Carini. You mentioned Sikuli; prepare to die” @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon Good seminar

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Software is not linear, small changes can have huge effects @LaikaTestDog #stpcon

tony g ‏@tgtigger77
“Great place to find potential testers that might be T-shaped is from the help desk dept” @MaryHThorn #STPCON

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Little bugs can really hurt too #stpcon

Jeanine Rust ‏@architestgirl
Be HUMBLE – good advice on many different levels! @mkltesthead  #STPCon

Jeanine Rust ‏@architestgirl
“Normative is situational” – a powerful concept, once you really think about it. @mkltesthead  #STPCon

karennjohnson ‏@karennjohnson
#stpcon Neil Manvar: Even flakey tests that don’t fail every time may have a pattern.

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto
#stpcon Neil Manvar “A complete pull request is comprised of source code, unit test, and functional test”

Fred Beringer ‏@fredberinger
Interested to see that there are no #iot talk at #stpcon. As a test industry, are we (once more) lagging behind? cc: @winterweb

Fred Beringer ‏@fredberinger
Automation: Sometime, less is more. There … I said it :-)  #stpcon

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto
#stpcon Jim Hazen “Push developers implement negative test cases” in Unit Tests

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto
#stpcon Jim Hazen “Automated GUI tests aren’t brittle if they are properly designed and use a layered framework”

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto
#STPcon Jim Hazen “its automation, not automagic”

PQA Testing ‏@PQATesting
“There’s a difference between which tests can be automated, and which tests should be automated.” #STPCon @c_wiedemann

PQA Testing ‏@PQATesting
“Automating testing tasks doesn’t necessarily free up time. It can shift where time is spent.” #STPCon @c_wiedemann

PQA Testing ‏@PQATesting
“On a team we complement each others skills sets and work together towards a common goal.” #STPCon @c_wiedemann

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto
@bobgalen #stpcon Git-R-Done: Testers can help POs by exposing team to Definition of Done (DoD) http://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2014/7/17/definition-of-done-are-we-there-yet?rq=definition%20of%20done …

PQA Testing ‏@PQATesting
“What skills do you need to be able to contribute to the testing on a team that uses automated testing?” #STPCon @c_wiedemann

Fred Beringer ‏@fredberinger
Hey #stpcon, wrote a small article on quality engineering and #CX at @shutterfly. Thought you might like it: http://buff.ly/1TCiRy5

PQA Testing ‏@PQATesting
“Automated and manual testing are complementary and should support each other.” #STPCon @c_wiedemann

PQA Testing ‏@PQATesting
“The potential of automation is rarely fully exploited.” #STPCon @c_wiedemann

PQA Testing ‏@PQATesting
“Align your test automation goals with what the team needs to build a quality product – not what the tools can do.”  #STPCon @c_wiedemann

tony g ‏@tgtigger77
@karennjohnson shares that Ageism is a growing issue in tech #STPcon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
Calling out: there are young testers reading blogs, growing in this career,  and even speaking at conferences 😉 #stpcon

Fred Beringer ‏@fredberinger
I personally don’t think test automation evolved the past 10 years. Same challenges we haven’t really solved. We’re trying though.  #stpcon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
General testing advice from  @karennjohnson : find things to set yourself apart from other testers. Doesn’t have to be automation.  #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
@karennjohnson wants to be the person that gets people really excited about testing. I’d say she is. She always inspires me!  #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Test to learn @karennjohnson #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Jeanine Rust ‏@architestgirl
Status updates as points on the compass? Nice and succinct… But make sure you can elaborate. Thanks #STPCon !

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Things change. Our thinking changes. @karennjohnson #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
@mtomlins @karennjohnson I speak at conferences because I have ideas I want to discuss. I want your thoughts and feedback. #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
(book) Making thinking visible: see, think, wonder; think, pair, share @karennjohnson #stpcon

tony g ‏@tgtigger77
@karennjohnson “Be a thinking tester!”

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Be an engaged and thinking tester @karennjohnson #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Nancy Drew didn’t settle for the easy answers, she always kept asking questions. Sort of like a tester…? #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Invest in yourself. Make it your conference. Talk to the speakers that interest you. @karennjohnson #stpcon

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto
#stpcon @karennjohnson Everyone can take a picture.  Great photographers take great pictures & teach others. Same with testing.

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Don’t be afraid to teach testing to non-testers, if you try to keep it to yourself you might lose it. @karennjohnson #stpcon

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
.@karennjohnson compares testing to photography. Most people can do it,  but there’s a noticeable difference between amateurs & pros #stpcon

John Ruberto ‏@JohnRuberto
@karennjohnson #stpcon Advice to manual testers: teach others to test – give away your knowledge: provide value to your team.

dsynadinos ‏@dsynadinos
@karennjohnson delivers the #stpcon Spring 3016 opening keynote: How Nancy Drew Prepared me to Become a Tester.

tony g ‏@tgtigger77
@karennjohnson kicking off #stpcon with how Nancy Drew prepared her to be a tester!

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
@mikelyles kicks off what is bound to be an awesome day! #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

dsynadinos ‏@dsynadinos
@mikelyles kicks off #stpcon Spring 2016! @SoftwareTestPro

Testing Curator ‏@testingcurator
Hashtag to watch today and tomorrow is #STPCon – Enjoying the tweets so far and looking forward to ones to come. http://www.stpcon.com/event-schedule/

Workshops – April 4 & 5

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“Do your headlights tell you to put on the brakes?  Or does it inform you of when you will?” @smita_qazone #stpcon context driven workshop

Henrik Andersson ‏@henkeandersson
Thrilled to finally be in one of @dsynadinos workshops on commutication (not misspelled) #stpcon

tony g ‏@tgtigger77
@dsynadinos opens up his talk on Communication w/ “testers steal good ideas” an idea he learned earlier #stpcon

tony g ‏@tgtigger77
#stpcon @mikelyles  “You can have diversity without having division”
one of the best quotes I have heard about testing in quite some time!

tony g ‏@tgtigger77
#stpcon @mikelyles talk on “Leading the Next Generation of Testers”
If your team can’t trust you , you will spend more time proving it

Tom Chavez ‏@TomChavez
.@ericproegler explains you must report test results in stakeholder’s terms for it to make sense to them. #STPCon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“Focus on a target number of users to ensure success initially” says @smita_qazone in UI/UX class at #stpcon

Mayank Bansal ‏@Mayank_QA
@SoftwareTestPro Day1 of stpcon woo hoo #stpcon

dsynadinos ‏@dsynadinos
Wheels up! CMH > SFO. #STPCon

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