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.
I also have two YouTube channels. I post about my experiences with ADHD, mental health and jaw surgery under Cassandra Patatita, and I post more light-hearted reaction videos under Cassandrita Potato.
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 (ceased publishing)
Testers’ Island Discs #2 – podcast with Neil Studd
Why Testers Need 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
“#TestAutomation requires both strong #testing skills and strong #programming skills. It’s not enough to have a good test coded badly, and it’s not enough to have good code that doesn’t test well.
Don’t be lazy. Draw from both disciplines. Test well. Code cleanly.”
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
My Week’s Favorites – August 4, 2019 by Weapon Tester
Issue #64: Test Planning by Tester’s Digest