I am not big fan of Mondays even though it is my telecommute day. You never know what kind of a roller coaster ride it may involve. Plus different people transition differently from the weekend relaxed mode to the daily grind craze. Yesterday was truly special for me.
We had a VPN outage at work so I could not log into the network and had to wait. Needless to say that I logged into uTest.com and saw that 2010 Q4 Bug Battle Competition results were posted. Mind you it was one of the most memorable testing experiences in my professional adventure as I finally got to test Ebay.com and ventured into the mobile testing side. I glanced at the winners list and saw my name - 5th place for best bug! Way cool!
I was just happy to participate as new uTester, learn from the experience and others and network. I worked hard during the battle. I learned a lot. I admire the uTest team for putting together such a clever competition event.
Then more great news followed:
* I was accepted into Miagi-do school of software testing after completing a testing challenge with Matt Heusser!
(I wish I could still train at my husband's Uechi-Ryu dojo but I had to quit due to injuries)
*I confirmed my Skype training session with James Bach (Skype Coaching with James Bach)
*And to top it off I danced my heart out in my hip hop cardio class!
It felt good. November was a heck of a month. I survived a grueling all-nighter release deployment and 2 weeks of truly rapid testing when feature after feature was being added and all kinds of network problems with virtual machines and databases haunted my project team.
No matter what I still love bug hunting, testing, learning and sharing what I have learned. I am living my dream!
And... I feel like sharing this song - Ferry Corsten feat Betsie Larkin - Made Of Love.