Our July WeTest Auckland Meetup came with this warning:
If you attend this meetup, you will be speaking!
Inspired by TestBash, Shirley Tricker organised a meetup where everyone was required to speak.. but only for 99 seconds!
We started with two 25-minute talks from first-time speakers, on mobile test automation and communication skills for testers. Then we launched into the 99-sec talks.
Shirley chose four people at a time to come to the front and speak for 99 seconds each, to a group of 16 testers. Some people had clearly practiced their timings, delivering their closing sentences just seconds before the buzzer. Many more were surprised when the buzzer sounded mid-sentence!
I’m so impressed that everyone who came along spoke: including people who’d made it off the waiting list just one hour before the meetup; some first-time attendees; plenty of first-time speakers; and those who hadn’t read the Meetup properly and didn’t realise that they needed to talk!
Lauren Young- What is a Statement of Work?
Kasturi Rajaram- Why I love Non-Functional Testing
Rasha Taher – HiPPO: Highly Paid Person’s Opinion
Sandy Lochhead- Child’s Play, the Value of Playing Games
Nadiia Syvakivska – Luck
James Espie – Maintaining Perspective
Reshma Mashere – Listening Skills and Meditation
Monika Vishwakarma – Thank You WeTest
Bede Ngaruko – Fear of Failure
Jennifer Haywood – Mobile Testing Mnemonics
Inderdip Vraich – Specflow
Nav Brar – My Journey to NZ
Shirley Tricker – Career Tips
Laurence Burrows – Raising Defects
Jennifer Hurrell – Documenting Exploratory Testing
Kim Engel – #30DaysOfTesting Challenge