This is my favorite talk that I’ve ever done. I presented it at the Business of Software conference in Boston last year. The audience were business people – company founders, CEOs, CTOs, folks like that. So it’s also the best description I have yet of the kind of work I do, aimed at people who […]
Some books I’ve read that I found useful in my career and my life. The Logic of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations (Dietrich Dörner) One of my pet hates is when people try to oversimplify a complex problem in order to make it solvable. For example, “we’ll just automate everything through Webdriver and […]
The keynote I presented at CAST 2014 has been uploaded and you can watch it here. CAST was a really great conference – I had an amazing time and had so many thoughtful conversations with some very clever people.
As I do a lot of public speaking these days, I’m often amused to hear the feedback that I’m a “very natural speaker”. People are always surprised when I tell them that I used to be very shy. Actually “shy” doesn’t even cover it. Two years ago I reunited with my friend Masami, who is […]
Last year I started working on a small team with developers that really value testing and treat it as in integral part of the development cycle. I’ll never forget one of our first planning meetings when we were discussing a feature that we were about to build and a developer frowned and said “Yeah, but […]
Last week I gave a talk at Selenium Conference in Boston called ‘How to solve intermittent issues, a.k.a. “Random Failures”‘. The video was recorded and you can watch it here: There were some really great talks at the conference and you should definitely check them out at the Selenium conference Youtube channel!
I went to a Women in IT event last night at Google Campus London designed to connect professional women in the IT industry to high school girls. Most of the girls I talked to were either interested in a different field, or were toying with the idea of computing as a backup plan. Then at […]