Agile Yorkshire Meetup: Transitioning a QA team to agile testing + Developer adventures in the clouds

Date/Time: Tuesday 12 February 2013, 6.30pm onwards. Presentations from 7.00pm and finish at 9.15pm unless otherwise stated.

Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, Leeds, LS11 5QP

Cost: Free, registration is not required however strongly encouraged.

Event details:

Transitioning a QA team to Agile testing An experience report from Clement Pickering, Callcredit, a fast-growing company based in Leeds which now follows (or attempts to follow) agile development methodology. The talk aims to share experiences gained on the journey from a traditional focussed QA team (and what this meant!) to an agile testing approach (and what this means!). Approached from three key angles, People and Mindset, Strategy and Approach and Tools and Techniques the talks goal is to share thoughts, observations and knowledge with attendees and initiate discussion on others experience Developer adventures in the clouds A short account from Neil McLaughlin of what it was possible to build without stepping outside the confines of a browser. It touches on Cloud 9 IDE, GitHub, javascript, qUnit and a number of other high scoring items from geek buzz word bingo.

Meetings are informal and friendly with plenty of opportunity for discussion and chat. We try to provide drinks and food beforehand and adjourn to a local pub (The Midnight Bell) to continue the discussions afterwards.