Last week Sean and I had lunch with Elisabeth Hendrickson, where we kicked around our ideas on interface-based testing.
Working with Elisabeth was great. A lot of "gurus" like to take over the discussion, manipulating the meeting so that they are the clear superior. The problem with this is that the meta-gaming can muck up the conversation - the actual problem that you are supposed to be trying to solve.
At the very least, I expected the audience to beat up on our ideas - to give heavily critical peer review. Hey, we can take it.
Elisabeth did neither. She listened, engaged us in a dialog, and gave clear, insightful peer review without having to resort to word violence, and without fighting over position.
I am double impressed.
She also has "TestObsessed" T-Shirts that are pretty neat; you can buy them in a CafePress store.
This got me to thinking about ExcelonDevelopment T-Shirts. I'd use the XNDEV logo in the top-left, but that's not much printing for a shirt.
So I think I would like to put some pithy sayings on the back.
My current idea is something like this:
Excelon Development "Bug Stop 2007" Tour
March 23rd - IQAA, Indianapolis, IN
May 16th - STAREast, Orlando, FL
Aug 23rd - GTAC, New York City
Nov 7th - GLSEC, Grand Rapids, MI
But I dunno. Here's a few other ideas, offhand ...
"All your bugs are belong to us"
"Test Automation that doesn't suck"
"Making Promises -- and Keeping them -- what a concept"
"When you are tired of methodology mania and metrics madness, call us"
"Because People Over Process should mean something"
"Ask me about software testing"
Do you have a better idea?
If I use your idea and order shirts, you'll get a free shirt.
Schedule and Events
March 26-29, 2012, Software Test Professionals Conference, New Orleans
July, 14-15, 2012 - Test Coach Camp, San Jose, California
July, 16-18, 2012 - Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012), San Jose, California
August 2012+ - At Liberty; available. Contact me by email: Matt.Heusser@gmail.com