99 Seconds of Impostor Syndrome; or, my lightning talk about being terrified of talking to a room full of testers

I mentioned in my first post here this year that I was just back from TestBash Manchester 2017, where I’d surprised myself by giving a lightning talk to several hundred testers. Lightning talks are unscheduled and involve signing up on the day, queuing for your turn on stage and then, if you’re anything like me… […]

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Iceland 2017

My third trip to Iceland and a contender for the best. Many hundreds of KM travelled, millions of beautiful things seen and done and experienced. A selection of photos and a video by my ultra talented girlfriend below! Enjoy!  

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Big Ideas from Testbash Manchester 2017 – Self Awareness and Self Care as a Tester

Second in a series of thinkings, learnings and ramblings on this year’s Testbash Manchester So I’ve had a couple of days to process this year’s event, and I’m still chewing through some of the major themes of Testbash. There was a lot more on the psychological side than people might expect from a testing conference, […]

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Impostor Syndrome, and 99 Seconds of Fame

First in a series of posts reflecting on lessons learned and realisations, well, realised at Testbash Manchester 2017 Edit – Video now online at https://dojo.ministryoftesting.com/lessons/99-second-talks-testbash-manchester-2017 – I’m at ~7:10. Requires (free) signup. I spoke! I spoke at a damn testing conference! Maybe I can make it in this testing game after all! Sure, it was a […]

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