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Spotted in the Wild

 

This page collates other places around the web where I can be spotted.  It was created retrospectively as the number of sightings grew, so there may be others that I haven’t seen, or have forgotten about.  If you have spotted me or my blogs anywhere else, please let me know!  It’s great to be recognised by people that I respect and admire, and it really helps with the imposter syndrome too, so thank you!  Send me a tweet or message about any other sightings.

 

For appearances at conferences and other events, see Speaking and Conferences.

 

 

Guest Appearances and External Posts

 

How to Become a Software Tester – article for Ministry of Testing

 

Let’s Get Uncomfy – podcast on Let’s Talk About Tests, Baby

 

Ideas to Start Testing Without Equipment – article for Testing Trapeze

 

Testers’ Island Discs #2 – podcast with Neil Studd

 

Tips for Interviewing Junior Software Testers – article for Ministry of Testing

 

Why Testers Need to Be Able to Provide Insight – guest post for CrossBrowserTesting

 

Automation Carnal Knowledge – podcast with Joe Colantonio on Test Talks

 

The Testing Show: In Search of Requirements – podcast by Qualitest

 

Q&A with Cassandra H. Leung – interview with Rich Rogers

 

 

Testing Lists

 

Why Bother With Twitter by Kamila Mrozek

 

125 Awesome Testers You Should Keep Your Eye On Always by Agile Testing Days

 

Who Should I Follow on Twitter? by Rich Rogers

 

Which Blogs Should I Read? by Rich Rogers

 

 

Mentions

 

Testing Tour Stop #9: Pair Experiencing the User Perspective with Cassandra – mentioned by Lisi Hocke

If you haven’t happened to come across Cassandra H. Leung yet, I heavily recommend to go check her out and especially her insightful blog. I follow her for some time now and she inspired me a lot, especially as someone who took the testing community by storm and shared her experiences on conferences early on. […]

 

The Brightest Software Witch of Her Age – mentioned by Pete Walen

[…] I was excited to meet her in person at the conference and found her to be as personable and intelligent as my first impressions of her made her out to be.

Cassandra is from Glasgow, Scotland, currently working in Germany. She moved into software testing after doing a bit of a stint as an IT recruiter. We had some fun and informative chats on twitter before the conference.

The conversations and discussions with Cassandra at Agile Testing Days were more of the same. Practical, applicable ideas in place of the hand-wavy crap so often encountered of the “well, it depends, doesn’t it?” ilk.

One key point I observed, at the start of her talk, Cassandra said something to the effect that she was not “an expert” in test automation – then proceeded to explain ideas and concepts more clearly that many self-proclaimed experts I’ve heard. She carries herself with an air of confidence that is remarkable. […]

 

TestBash Philly Wrap Up – mentioned by Jenna Charlton

[…] Cassandra Leung’s How to Benefit from Being Uncomfortable is one more that I would probably have passed over if not for the single track, but thank goodness I didn’t! ***Let me get a little preachy for a minute, sometimes the universe, God, fate, whatever you call it puts you in a certain place at a certain time for a reason. If I’m being honest Ash, Dan’s and Cassandra’s talks fall in that category for me.*** Cassandra’s talk about learning to challenge yourself to do what feels uncomfortable and unsafe was a breath of fresh air. Cassandra was transparent and honest about her personal struggle with overcoming her fear of rejection and failure and it really resonated with me. […]

 

Working Out Loud – An Interview with Angie Jones – mentioned by Angie Jones

[…] Is there a speaker that you’ve never listened to that you really feel like, “I want to hear this person speak”.

Cassandra Leung. I think she lives in Germany now. She’s on Twitter and she blogs some as well and she has really interesting thoughts and perspectives. She’s fairly new to testing in general, which also gives a fresh perspective. She’s only been testing for a couple of years. She recently started speaking and I’m really excited to hear her. I think that we may both be at Agile Testing Days in Germany so I’m really looking forward to hearing her.

That sounds great. It was her tweeting and blogging that made you interested in watching or listening to her speak?

Yes, and she comes up with really thought provoking topics that make you sit back and give it some consideration. So I’m really excited about her and what she’s going to do in the future. […]

 

Testing Smarter with Katrina Clokie – mentioned by Katrina Clokie

[…] Hexawise: What blogs would you recommend should be included in a software tester’s RSS feed reader?

Katrina: It’s worth checking out the Testing Bits that Matt Hutchison compiles each week on the Testing Curator Blog. It’s a good way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the community and discover new voices. Similarly you can subscribe to the Ministry of Testing Feed via RSS, but I find the content a little more variable as there’s no active moderation.

A prolific blogger who I really admire is Maaret Pyhäjärvi of Finland. Her blog, A Seasoned Tester’s Crystal Ball, is full of practical advice and insights. A few others that I read whenever I spot a new post are:

 

 

Recommended Reading Lists

 

Weekly Newsletter – 26 November 2018 by Ministry of Testing

7 Steps to Create a Test Strategy from Scratch

 

New PM Articles for the Week of November 19 – 25 by The Practicing IT Project Manager

7 Steps to Create a Test Strategy from Scratch

 

Testing Bits – Nov 18th – Nov 24th, 2018 by Testing Curator

7 Steps to Create a Test Strategy from Scratch

 

Five Blogs – 22 November 2018 by FiveBlogs

7 Steps to Create a Test Strategy from Scratch

 

Issue #64: Test Planning by Tester’s Digest

Introducing HISTOW

 

Weekly Newsletter – 29 May 2018 by Ministry of Testing

The Rabbit Poop Approach to Learning

 

New PM Articles for the Week of May 21 – 27 by The Practicing IT Project Manager

The Rabbit Poop Approach to Learning

 

Five Blogs – 9 May 2018 by FiveBlogs

SBTM in Practice with PQIP

 

Weekly Newsletter – 8 May 2018 by Ministry of Testing

SBTM in Practice with PQIP

 

Testing Bits – April 29th – May 5th, 2018 by Testing Curator

SBTM in Practice with PQIP

 

Weekly Newsletter – 9 April 2018 by Ministry of Testing

Neurodiversity and My Problem with WIP Limits for Creative Work

 

New PM Articles for the Week of April 2 – 8 by The Practicing IT Project Manager

Neurodiversity and My Problem with WIP Limits for Creative Work

 

Weekly Newsletter – 3 April 2018 by Ministry of Testing

I Downloaded My Facebook Data – Here’s What I Found

 

It Always Starts with an Idea by Agile Testing Days

Writing Abstracts: Non-Advice from a Speaker and Reviewer

 

Weekly Newsletter – 5 March 2018 by Ministry of Testing

Writing Abstracts: Non-Advice from a Speaker and Reviewer

 

Weekly Newsletter – 15 February 2018 by Ministry of Testing

Preventing Interruptions with Sticky Notes

 

Reading Recommendations # 92 by Adventures in QA

2 Years in Testing: Then and Now

 

Testing Bits – Jan 14th – Jan 20th, 2018 by Testing Curator

2 Years in Testing: Then and Now

 

30 articles for tech leaders written by women by Katrina Clokie

WTF Are You Doing? Tell Your Teams!

 

Technically Speaking – December 5th, 2017 by Technically Speaking

Why I Don’t Pay to Speak

 

Weekly Newsletter – 4 December 2017 by Ministry of Testing

Why I Don’t Pay to Speak

 

Professional Development 11/27/2017 – 12/03/2017 by The Software Mentor

Why I Don’t Pay to Speak

 

Hiring a Tester – Second Part: Evaluation by Lyon Testing

Tester Interviews: Techniques and Tasks

 

Weekly Newsletter – 13 November 2017 by Ministry of Testing

Represent! Flying the Flag for Diversity

 

Weekly Newsletter – 23 October 2017 by Ministry of Testing

Working While Female: Sexual Harassment in Technology & Testing

 

Five for Friday – October 20 by Alan Page

Working While Female: Sexual Harassment in Technology & Testing

 

Weekly Newsletter – 18 September 2017 by Ministry of Testing

10 Tips for Testers to Provide Insight

 

Testing Bits – 9/10/17 – 9/16/17 by Testing Curator

10 Tips for Testers to Provide Insight

 

Blogspy 210: Round-Up Of Top Software Testing Blogs Of The Week by EuroSTAR Huddle

Chatbot Testing with SBTM and Mike Talks

 

Pathway Exploratory Testing by Marcel Gehlen

Introducing HISToW

 

Weekly Newsletter – 31 July 2017 by Ministry of Testing

Chatbot Testing with SBTM and Mike Talks

 

Five Blogs – 31 July 2017 by FiveBlogs

Chatbot Testing with SBTM and Mike Talks

 

Weekly Newsletter – 24 July 2017 by Ministry of Testing

Tester Interviews: Techniques and Tasks

 

Testing Bits – 7/23/17 – 7/29/17 by Testing Curator

Chatbot Testing with SBTM and Mike Talks

 

The best resources on the web for interviewing testers by Joost van Wollingen

Tester Interviews: Techniques and Tasks

 

Testing Bits – 7/16/17 – 7/22/17 by Testing Curator

Tester Interviews: Techniques and Tasks

 

Five Blogs – 1 June 2017 by Five Blogs

Introducing HISToW

 

Testing Bits – 5/28/17 – 6/3/17 by Testing Curator

Introducing HISToW

 

Testing Bits – 4/23/17 – 4/29/17 by Testing Curator

Q&A with Cassandra H. Leung

 

Weekly Newsletter – 3 April 2017 by Ministry of Testing

Stop Telling Testers to Prevent Issues

 

Blogspy 190: The Latest Round-Up Of Software Testing And Software QA Blogs by EuroSTAR Huddle

Stop Telling Testers to Prevent Issues

 

Five Blogs – 27 March 2017 by FiveBlogs

Stop Telling Testers to Prevent Issues

 

Testing Bits – 3/19/17 – 3/25/17 by Testing Curator

Stop Telling Testers to Prevent Issues

 

Five Blogs – 24 February 2017 by FiveBlogs

Translating “Don’t Test Thoroughly”

 

Testing Bits – 2/19/17 – 2/25/17 by Testing Curator

Translating “Don’t Test Thoroughly”

 

Blogspy 178: Featuring The Best Posts From The Software Testing Blogosphere by EuroSTAR Huddle

Why I Don’t Report Bugs

 

Five Blogs – 7 December 2016 by FiveBlogs

Why I Don’t Report Bugs

 

Weekly Newsletter – 14 November 2016 by Ministry of Testing

Why I Don’t Report Bugs

 

Weekly Newsletter – 31 October 2016 by Ministry of Testing

Tester’s First TestBash

 

Reading Recommendations # 77 by Adventures in QA

Tester’s First TestBash