Speaking

If you’d be interested in having me speak at your event, please get in touch.

Upcoming

Nothing concrete on the books at the moment, but a few things in the pipe. Get in touch if you’d like me at your event.

Archive

Here’s a list of previous talks/workshops etc. that I’ve delivered (in reverse chronological order). If you’d like more info on any of them, or would like me to repeat the talk for your conference, organisation, meetup etc., please get in touch.

  • Quality Software Australia 2017 (Melbourne, Aus | 10.05.17)
    Exploratory Testing: LIVE
    I brought my live, exploratory testing extravaganza to Australia, and performed a truly live exploratory testing session on a real piece of software on stage – all the while providing a play-by-play commentary as to what I was doing and why. This sought to demonstrate that good exploratory testing is a skilled, conscious activity; allowed me to share some cool testing techniques; and to bring a little bit of practical testing to the traditionally theoretical conference environment.
  • WeTest Wellington Conference 2016 (Wellington, NZ | 20.10.16)
    Exploratory Testing: LIVE
    I delivered a live exploratory testing session on untested code in a sandbox environment while providing an internal monologue as to what I was thinking, seeking to demonstrate that good exploratory testing is a conscious and highly skilled activity, while also bridging the gap between the theoretical conference environment and my oft-observed preference in testers for practical learning.
  • WeTest Auckland Conference 2016 (Auckland, NZ | 17.10.16)
    Exploratory Testing: LIVE
    I delivered a live exploratory testing session on untested code in a sandbox environment while providing an internal monologue as to what I was thinking, seeking to demonstrate that good exploratory testing is a conscious and highly skilled activity, while also bridging the gap between the theoretical conference environment and my oft-observed preference in testers for practical learning.
  • WeTest Workshops (Auckland, NZ | 08.03.16)
    A Practical on Visual Test Models
    I facilitated a highly practical, hands-on workshop, which was designed to introduce testers to the power of visualising their models. It focused on our ability to expose assumption and interpretation through visualisation, and explored both test- and product-focused visual models.
  • WeTest Workshops Quick Lunchtime Talk (Wellington, NZ | 04.03.16)
    Transition to Trade Me: Learning to be context-inspired
    I delievered a short experience report and Q&A sharing the things I have learned in the course of transitioning to a Chapter Lead role with Trade Me. Focusing on the journey from context-imperial clients to a truly context-driven attitude, I identified a new concept of becoming context-inspired.
  • WeTest Weekend Workshops 2015 (Auckland, NZ | 17.10.15)
    Talking the Walk
    I gave an experience report that focused on the importance of developing a language with which to talk about your testing, to help improve your testing skills and eradicate testing’s PR problem.
  • Nordic Testing Days 2015 (Tallinn, Estonia | 04.06.15)
    Agents of Testing: Earning Your Empowerment
    In the beautiful city of Tallinn, I again gave my talk focusing on earning one’s empowerment as a tester, via an illustrated experience report.
  • Let’s Test 2015 (Stockholm, Sweden | 26.05.15)
    Agents of Testing: Earning Your Empowerment
    In Rüno, near Stockholm, I debuted an updated talk on agency in testing, stressing how earning your empowerment is key to becoming an excellent tester by sharing my own journey.
  • WeTest Weekend Workshops 2014 (Wellington, NZ | 29.11.14)
    So you think you can test…
    I ran a workshop that featured a practical testing challenge that aimed to challenge attendees by forcing them to think differently.
  • Let’s Test Oz 2014 (Sydney, Australia | 16.09.14)
    Agency in Testing: When seeing isn’t believing…
    In Sydney, Australia I gave the first iteration of my talk on the importance of agency in testing, highlighting five key ways for a tester to gain their agency.