WTANZ 25 is happening this weekend (Saturday afternoon for those of us Down Under).
I don’t often get the time to be involved in these; always full of excuses (legitimate of course). I think Ale Moreira got sick of them, so she made me host one. Hard to get out of it when it’s your gig!
I’m joking of course. I’m making it sound like I want excuses; I don’t. The few sessions that I have been a part of have been great. I’m just hoping this one can be as well.
I enjoy usability, I find it fascinating. I’m looking forward to finding out what others think about it. I hope you can join us.
“You are in the market for a new bicycle. You’re a conscientious member of your community so you’re keen to buy from a local retail shop and do your bit for local business. You’re also a savvy shopper and know that you need to try before you buy. You therefore set out to explore the local bicycle shop websites to see what they have available before making the journey in on foot.”
Let’s all come together at WTANZ and be that buyer. We will use Jakob Nielsen’s 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design and discuss how the local bicycle shop websites shape up!
…is also true for Software Testing.
I don’t know who to credit for this, but thank you… whoever you are.
Obviously there are many people to thank when pulling together a conference like Let’s Test Oz; however there are two special people that need to be called out…
Anne-Marie Charrett and Henrik Andersson, my wonderful co-organisers.
Around 18 months ago I reached out to Henrik in his capacity as Let’s Test organiser. I had tried another conference, but the organisers were not interested in a new location for their ‘brand’ (for lack of a better term). Henrik’s immediate reply was one of overwhelming positiveness. His willingness to make it happen was all I needed to forge ahead.
Henrik advised that I really needed a local group that could assist, as he knew full well how much work it takes to get a conference of this scale off the ground. Anne-Marie and I had already shared emails about a new software testing conference Downunder. With STANZ and Fusion no longer happening there was a gap; a gap that we wanted to fill with a new style of conference. Let’s Test was that style.
I’m so very glad that Anne-Marie and I found each other for this. From day one (all that time ago) Anne-Marie has worked tirelessly. She was the organiser ‘on the ground'; the local Sydney-sider that did the leg work required. This was also the case for our prequel, Tasting Let’s Test, which really set the scene for Let’s Test Oz and gave people a taste for what we were all about.
So, from the bottom of my heart…
Thank you Henrik for saying YES! Thank you for remaining positive throughout and sharing all your knowledge in relation to conference organisation.
Thank you Anne-Marie for EVERYTHING. Thank you for being my partner in crime and working so incredibly hard to make this happen. A great debt is owed to you.
It’s almost go time for Let’s Test Oz!
What a journey it’s been… over a year in the making. We have a fabulous group of delegates attending and 3 days of testing conferring awesomeness. Not to mention the infamous Let’s Testing ‘after hours’ activities!
I’m really looking forward to seeing it all come together, and very much hoping we can build the CDT community Downunder; that being the driving force for me personally.
I plan on writing about the experience here, so watch this space.
Twitter hash tag will be #LetsTest, so please keep an eye on that.
Bring it! Oh, and STOP ISO 29119!