Sunday, July 28, 2013
So I'm giving a talk next week at the Agile2013 Conference about "radically open software testing". It's about my experience over the last eighteen months or so founding and maintaining the QA/testing practice for the Wikimedia Foundation, the good folks who keep the lights on at Wikipedia.
I've done some little peer conferences, but I haven't presented at or even attended a big conference like Agile2013 since I talked about browser test design at Agile2009 in Chicago. That worked out pretty well, at least Dave Haeffner liked it. I know a little more about the subject since I gave that presentation also.
I think my presentation might be unusual. I have nothing to sell. I have no particular agenda to advance, except to encourage people to contribute to Wikipedia. I intend to talk about some notable failures too. What I'll be discussing isn't even particularly "agile", for whatever value the word "agile" has today any more.
I don't even have any slides. I started making some, but they worked a lot better as high points or an outline for a long conversation than actual nuggets of useful information. What if I met Tufte some day? I'd rather just have a conversation and do demos. Examples still come in handy.
So if you're in Nashville and interested in QA, testing, open software, free knowledge, ukulele, whatever, stop in for the conversation.