The event was hosted at Redweb’s awesome social bar with drinks and nibbles provided. I was particulary interested in the UX lab for conducting usability testing.
We had Adrian Howard (@adrianh), John Stevenson (@steveo1967), myself (@Rob_Lambert), Rajya (@peppytester), Danny Dainton (@DannyDainton), Dave Wardlaw (@DaveyBoyWardlaw) and Lee Harvey (@LeeHarveyLand) turn up for the session.
We chatted about testing, the role social media is playing in bringing communities and people together and why it’s so hard to find good testers. We then did an exploratory session; a 30 minute session with the intent on finding the maximum price a web site would give us for some parking. We got some pretty good numbers.
We had copies of cheat sheets, test design books and various other notes to give us ideas and inspiration whilst testing.
It was great to see everyone digging around and exploring the product. I paired up with Danny to explore the app. The guy is unbelievable passionate about learning about testing. It’s always great to pair with someone so eager to learn.
After the session we did a debrief that was regularly diverted on to interesting side topics such as writing clear notes, knowing when to stop the session, knowing when to stop testing around a feature and having an environment setup and ready to go (i.e. Firebug, Fiddler, Burpsuite etc).
Overall it was a great event with loads of good ideas being shared.
Thanks to Rajya for organising it. Thanks to Redweb for the use of their chill out bar. Thanks to John for leading the sessions and thanks to everyone who turned up to chat about testing. See you at the next one.