On Saturday, I will be flying from Sydney to Grand Rapids, MIchigan for this year’s CAST. I feel quite privileged for 2 reasons: the organizers of CAST have included a presentation of mine in their scheduled sessions and Atlassian (in particular my boss at Atlassian) have seen enough potential in the presentation to fund my trip.
Software testing with a wiki is a topic that I started working on quite a while ago, and it’s still an ongoing process. My presentation began as a potential blog post last Winter. After a bit of nudging by Matt Heusser and Chris McMahon, I submitted my would-be blog post as a CAST session and it was accepted. It is quite humbling to be approached and encouraged by testers/people I admire the way I admire Chris and Matt. I was also humbled by the retweets I got from testers showing their desire to see me present at CAST.
I could take the easy way out with my topic and write up another “talking head” presentation, but I’ve decided to go all WTANZ and do this thang Aussie-style (fearlessly and head-first). I’ve made a prezi which I will quickly present at the beginning of the session. I’m posting it here, because I hope everyone looks at it before they show up. I hope y’all bring your laptops to the session charged and ready. After I breeze through the prezi, the rest of the session will be all testing. it will be done through a wiki. It will be fun.