Monday, June 29, 2009

Exploratory Testers - London 3 July - Prince Arthur, Euston.

As you may know from a previous posting, Michael Bolton and I are going to bring the participants of our separate Exploratory Testing / Rapid Testing classes together, after our classes finish on Friday evening. Please join us!

Date:                Friday 3 July, from 5:30 pm
Place:                The Prince Arthur pub, near Euston station. Reviews from Beer in the Evening and Fancy a Pint. Here's Google streetview, which should help you get there. Being just next to Euston, it's good for tubes, trains, bicycles and other rational London transport.

I think this is a remarkable opportunity – I hope to see you there!

Cheers - James

Thursday, June 18, 2009

London, 3 July – Exploratory testers in a pub

Tentative plan: Michael Bolton and I are (separately) teaching in London in July. Our courses, mine on Exploratory Testing, his on Rapid Testing, end on the same day. We've talked about bringing the participants together in a London pub at the end of the course. Yesterday, at the SIGiST, we slipped into an announcement.

We don't yet have a pub set, and one or both classes will have to travel (my course is in the City, Mike's is in Westminster). We hope that we will have an enthusiastic, engaged, but not-too-exhausted group of exploratory/rapid testers, and that by bringing the participants in our classes together, we'll all have a lovely time, and learn some stuff.

Details will be posted closer to time, but are, so far: A group of exploratory testers will be meeting in London sometime in the early evening of Friday 3 July. It will be a unique event. Please join us.

PS - a few places are still available on my course. Details here, book here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More testers in a pub

If you're interested in testing and based in London, you'll want to be in the Washington pub in Belsize Park tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

The Wash is, funnily enough, only 15 minutes wobbly walk from the LEWT pub (and five minutes by steely steed from Workroom Towers). However, you'll have to tell me all about it – one of my other lives has precedence tomorrow pm. Have a lovely time.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Designing Experiential Exercises

Readers of this blog may already know that I prefer to learn/teach by doing. If your preferences match mine, you'll be interested to know that Jerry Weinberg and Esther Derby are running a public workshop in Albuquerque on the Design of Experiential Training, from June 22-25 (or 26, depending on which web page you read). Details from Jerry, from Esther.

Jerry is, in addition to his other stuff, the master of the experiential exercise. Or so the people I trust tell me. I'm hugely excited to be going to the workshop. Heaven knows why I've not mentioned it here before. Anyway: I'll be in Albuquerque for midsummer, doing fun stuff.

Have I mentioned my class? Getting a Grip on Exploratory Testing, in London. 2-3 July? Looking forward to that, too. It's all very hands-on and participative – and I imagine I'll still be full of the joys of ideas, and just past my Albuquerque jetlag.