Sounds interesting. Will there be a video of this
event, similar to the
monthly metrics meetings?
Yes, Elisabeth is agreeable, we intend to record the talk and post it if
all goes well.
On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM, Arthur Richards <arichards(a)wikimedia.org
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 the Quality
Assurance Group and Team
Practices Group hope you will join us for a meet-up at the WMF entitled
'Exploratory Testing for Complex Software; Lessons from Cloud Foundry'
special guest speaker Elisabeth Hendrickson .
We will be discussing
testing in agile iterative software development, and in particular
testing <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploratory_testing> . This
> be a lively and enlightening conversation, aimed at everyone concerned
> about the overall quality of software - even those who do not necessarily
> contribute code.
> *When*: Wednesday, October 22, 2014,
6:00pm - 8:30pm (for WMF folks there
> is a calendar event on the Engineering calendar)
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 6th Floor, collab space
> 149 New Montgomery St.
> San Francisco, CA
> (Accessible for remote participation via Hangouts on Air; link TBA)
> *From the meet-up invite
> In modern software development organizations, the days are gone when
> separate, independent Quality Assurance departments test software only
> after it is finished. Iterative development and agile methods mean that
> software is constantly being created, tested, released, marketed, and
in short, tight cycles. An important testing
approach in such an
environment is called Exploratory Testing, and the Wikimedia Foundation
> made significant investments to support Exploratory Testing for its
> software development projects.
> Elisabeth Hendrickson is "test
obsessed". She was an early adopter and
> vocal proponent of all aspects of agile software testing. She has been
> particularly instrumental in encouraging and defining the practice of
> Exploratory Testing. Elisabeth's 2013 book "Explore It!: Reduce Risk and
> Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing" is the standard reference
> the subject.
> Join us in the Wikimedia Foundation
collaboration space to hear Elisabeth
> discuss her experience doing software testing for complex projects, with
> particular examples of Exploratory Testing from her current work as
> Director of Quality Engineering for Cloud Foundry.
> This talk is for everyone involved in
the overall quality of software,
it will be of particular interest to Project
Managers, Product Managers,
and those working with software development projects who do not
> contribute code directly to the projects.
>  Elisabeth Hendrickson is a
tester, developer, and Agile enabler. She
> wrote her first line of code in 1980, and almost immediately found her
> first bug. In 2010 she won the prestigious Gordon Pask Award from the
Alliance. She is best known for her Google Tech
Talk on Agile Testing as
well as her wildly popular Test Heuristics Cheatsheet. In 2003, she
how to do Agile for real from Pivotal Labs while
working as a tester on
of their projects. In 2012 she decided it was
time to take up permanent
residence in the Pivotal offices, where she is the Director of Quality
Engineering for Cloud Foundry, Pivotal's Open Source Platform as a
> Arthur Richards
> Team Practices Manager
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