Regular readers of my blog might have noticed that I was referring to learning and practicing a lot lately. There is a bit more of it than just some random series of blog entries.
A while ago Michael Bolton and James Bach mentioned the Indian movement called Weekend Testing. When I started to dig deeper into it, I found that this community is doing a great job of honing the craft of software testing. Fiona Charles also mentioned them in a recent column on sticky minds.
In December I heard about the Weekend Testers going into other locations. They call these chapters. When I asked for interests to form a European chapter, I got in touch with Anna Baik. After some initial contact, we discussed how to grow Weekend Testing together with Ajay Balamurugadas and came to the conclusion that we’re going to roll this out as a New Years gift to European testers. We will run the first few sessions during January with support and mentoring from our more experienced colleagues from India and then observe how to continue the deliberate practice.
So, Happy New Year, Europe and stay tuned for more to come.