My Portfolio

People who create things for a living often have a portfolio of things to show. In my experience, it’s difficult for a tester who isn’t automating apps, or in management to showcase their wares. This page is my attempt at highlighting what I’m working on outside of my 9 to 5 job.

NB: This page is very much a work in progress. It’s been published in order to get feedback from peers on where this can be improved.

#LeadershipThoughts on Twitter and LinkedIn

Personal project to share my thoughts on leadership with the community. I semi-regularly post a thought about leadership on Twitter and LinkedIn under the hashtag #LeadershipThoughts. First and foremost this is to challenge myself to think about my leadership journey. Secondly, it is to provoke conversations to help others on their leadership journey, particularly those starting out.
Here is the list of tweets - #LeadershipThoughts

Conference talks & workshops

TestBash Home (2020) - Leadership Panel
Nordic Testing Days (2019) - Joint workshop with Nicola Sedgwick. Topic: How do you mentor skills that you just “do”
TestBash Brighton (2017) - Joint workshop with Nicola Sedgwick. Topic: Mentoring Mastery - Passing on Skill you “Just Do”. Link to Programme

TestBash 99 Second Talks

Please note: you will need at minimum a free membership to the Ministry of Testing to view these.

TestBash Home (2020) - Link unavailable
TestBash Brighton 2017 @ 21:20 - “I don’t know, and I’m OK with that. BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER”
TestBash Brighton 2016 @ 7:22 - “Comment on blogs. JUST DO IT”

Meetup Talks

Cambridge Tester Gathering, February 6th 2020 - Leadership, A parent’s handbook https://www.meetup.com/Ministry-of-Testing-Cambridge/events/267806266/
Peterborough Tester Gathering, November 18th 2018 - To talk transformation, you need to talk testing https://www.meetup.com/Ministry-of-Testing-Peterborough/events/255430401/

Podcasts

Testing Peers - TestBash Home
Tester’s Island Discs

Github repos

Caesar Cipher variations in Python with TkInter - https://github.com/SheyMouse/caesar-cipher

Meetups

Co-organiser of the London Tester Gathering
Co-organiser of Secrets of the Startups