Another successful SIGIST was held in Melbourne on July 27. We’d like to thank everybody who attended given the cold, wintery weather. It was great to see so many familiar faces and some new ones turn out to enjoy some food, a few drinks, networking and of course to hear about happenings in Software Testing around Australia.
First up we had something a little different. Paul Seaman and Lee Hawkins told us all about their new venture working with not-for-profit EPIC Recruit Assist to train young adults on the Autism spectrum in Software Testing. Their talk “A Spectrum of Difference – Creating EPIC Software Testers” shared with us what they’d learned about autism, training and testing. This presentation can be found on our Downloads page.
They were followed by Jules Barnes who shared with us his talk “How to be a testing Gladiator.” Jules spoke about how to apply your testing skills in the context of Customer, Business and Technology to become a Testing Gladiator by using the Gladiator analogy. His talk focussed on risk, perspective and achieving high quality outcomes. This presentation can also be found on our Downloads page.
Both talks had an excellent reception that was evidenced by heads nodding along and a few ‘a-hah!’ moments which was great to see.
Presentations from all our SIGISTs across Australia and New Zealand can be found on our Downloads page – please feel free to view or download any presentations that are of interest to you.
If you are interested at presenting at any of our future Melbourne SIGIST’s, please contact our local Melbourne SIGIST facilitator, Michael Pollino. If you are interested in presenting at any of our other SIGISTs across Australia or New Zealand, please contact our SIGIST coordinator, Ronak Panchal.
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