Sunday, April 22, 2012

MoDevUx and the Latest On My Testing Journey


I attended another amazing event last week organized by MoDevDC, my local meetup group. The event was called MoDevUx – “A user experience, design and development conference discussing all things mobile.”

MoDevUx was packed with interesting content, amazing speakers and the exuberant energy of its participants from various mobile design and development shops in the Washington, DC area, and some from other parts of the country. The speakers shared their experiences on how to understand users (what users think and want), how to handle feedback, learn from it, and improve the user experience in mobile apps. I thought that the presenters talked from their heart, they were entertaining, witty and insightful. I walked away feeling enriched and that my time was well spent.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Blogs I Like and Some Blog Post Musings

I haven’t blogged much lately. However I follow and read plenty of other people’ posts and tweets.  I re-tweet them if I find them useful or interesting, and I ponder various ideas and viewpoints. My favorite blogs are uTest.com, Creative Chaos, The Blog of Tim Ferriss and LukeW Blog Ideation & Design. To me they are good reads that are well-written, entertaining, and full of different themes, color, and vigor. For the testing community I'd like to highlight 3 blog posts in the last week at uTest that caught my attention.

  1. Advice from 2011′s Testers of the Year
  2. Testing the Limits with Gerald Weinberg
  3. Software QA Engineer Tops “Happiest Jobs” List