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Thursday, August 15 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Test Ideation: What Writing Taught Me About Testing

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Does the creative mind belong in testing? Can drills from writing add anything to our craft as testers? If so, where do they fit in?

Long before my testing journey began, and shortly before studying computer science I was 6 credits from a degree in creative writing. Now, I use these skills daily.

What if testing is both an analytical activity AND a creative one? After meeting and working with thousands of testers and test automation engineers, Paul Merrill has noticed a common struggle for testers is creating tests. With numerous teams, Paul has found several of the drills from creative writing programs can help with directing the mind in testing.

Join Paul for this mini-workshop. Bring a readiness to scribble at a whiteboard or privately in your notes, and an open mind. Learn from those around you and be ready to share your learnings as they come in this fun set of exercises you can take back you your team next week for better testing!

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Paul Merrill

Principal Software Engineer in Test, Beaufort Fairmont
Paul Merrill is Principle Software Engineer in Test and Founder of Beaufort Fairmont Automated Testing Services. Nearly two decades into his career spanning roles such as software engineer, tester, manager, consultant and project manager, his views on testing are unique. Paul works... Read More →

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
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