Software QA & Testing Meetup – May 2015 Meetup Scheduled

Software QA & Testing Meetup

Attention Ohio Testers:

Last month’s meeting was full of so much great discussion that we were unable to cover the topic entirely.  Our meetup group decided to continue the conversation in May.

Topic: Interviewing & Hiring for Software Testing Jobs- Part 2

How do you hire a good tester? This will be an exchange of hiring techniques: what has worked well and what hasn’t.

Software QA & Testing Meetup – April 2015 Meetup Scheduled

Software QA & Testing Meetup

Attention: Ohio Testers

For our March meeting we had a great interactive learning session where we built out a cucumber framework from scratch.  Many thanks to Matthew Eakin for leading the group!

Our Topic for April 28th:  Interviewing & Hiring for Software Testing Jobs

How do you hire a good tester? This will be an exchange of hiring techniques: what has worked well and what hasn’t
We can talk about what’s easy to see during an interview and what’s not.
What is your hiring process like?
What types of questions do you ask?
Expectations for those being interviewed?

Software QA & Testing Meetup – March 2015 Meetup Scheduled

Software QA & Testing Meetup

Attention: Ohio Testers

Our February meeting recently concluded with a good discussion and recap of “What I Learned at QA or the Highway 2015

Our Topic for March:  An Intro to Cucumber

The format is simple: bring your laptops. We will build a cucumber framework from scratch.  Here we will walk folks through the process from the ground up; creating a project, directories, gherkin scripts, and create some step definitions. Time permitting maybe even launch a browser and hit a web page.

Don’t forget to bring your laptop as this is meant to be an interactive and hands on experience for the evening where YOU build the framework.

Software QA & Testing Meetup – February 2015 Meetup Scheduled

Software QA & Testing MeetupAttention: Ohio Testers

Our January meeting recently concluded and we had quite a lively discussion on the topic of trends in testing.  Look for a recap of the meetup coming to a blog post in the near future.

And now, it’s time to announce the topic for our next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2015!

Our Topic for February:  What I Learned at QA or the Highway 2015

The one day conference, QA or the Highway 2015, is scheduled for February 17th, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  There are some excellent tracks and speakers listed for the event.  We are going to dedicate our testing meetup to sharing our experiences at the conference answering the following questions:

State of Testing Survey 2015 – Coming Soon!

StateofTestingSurvey2015On Thursday afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised to come across Joel Montvelisky’s Tweet that he was working on the State of Testing Survey for 2015.

StateofTestingSurvey2015 Tweet

I found the Survey from 2013 to be quite interesting. Last year there were around 630 respondents. If you missed out on last year’s survey results, you can go to: http://qablog.practitest.com/state-of-testing/year-2013

The purpose of the 2015 survey is to “identify the existing characteristics, practices and challenges facing the testing community in hopes to shed light and provoke a fruitful discussion towards improvement.”