Tech Talks

I’m always working on talks that I think will appeal to the software testing community. I’ve also spoken as a panelist on tech debates. If any of these sound interesting for your local meetup, or if you’re searching for a tester with strong opinions to join your panel, then please get in touch.

REST for the Weary

2021

A whistle-stop tour of REST API testing, including basic concepts, tooling overviews, example code, and benefits.

REST for the Weary

Testing Surgery (⚡️ talk)

2020

Talking about Testing Surgery, a planned meetup to coach local testers about automation in testing (sadly delayed due to COVID-19).

REST for the Weary

Snapshot Testing a REST API

2019

Discussing the advantages, and disadvantages, of snapshot testing with the example of REST API tests.

Snapshot Testing a REST API

Hacking for Muggles (⚡️ talk)

2019

A concise introduction to the skills needed to identify, and exploit, security vulnerabilities.

Are Programmers the Problem?

2019

Panel member in a debate concerning ethics in the modern IT industry.

What is Test & Assurance?

What is Test & Assurance?

2019

Examining “what is test & assurance?” using BJSS’ capability culture as an example.

What is Test & Assurance?

Squeezing the OWASP Juice Shop: pentesting an (intentionally) insecure webapp

2019

Introducing the OWASP Juice Shop and its usefulness as a technical testing bed.

Squeezing the OWASP Juice Shop: pentesting an (intentionally) insecure webapp

Knowledge vs. Experience in Software Testing (⚡️ talk)

2018

A short story about the differences between knowledge and experience in software testing.

Knowledge vs. Experience in Software Testing


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