Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Agile Open Space

I enjoyed facilitating an Open Space meeting for agileLUNCHBOX today.  This was the first such meeting for that organization.  We had around 20 participants and did 2 rounds of discussions, in 3 circles.  We had a variety of topics posted and some great discussions.  I took a few photos of the event, which you can see below; including one that shows the topics that we discussed.  Click on an image to see a larger version.

Before kicking off the discussions I gave a brief overview of Open Space Technology.  Here is the short slide deck I went through.

At the end we had a brief retrospective and it was the general consensus that we should do another Open Space meeting at agileLUNCHBOX in the near future.  We are also going to look into having an Open Space evening at COHAA, where we have more time to work with.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Web Service Testing Talk

Today I gave a talk on Testing Web Services at the monthly QSI Tech Lunch.  I basically went through various products and frameworks that I have used when testing Web Services, talked about what kind of testing each one is suited for, and provided some general tips on Web Service testing.  I have uploaded the slides from the presentation to Slideshare and the code and test-scripts are available on GitHub.  I will be repeating this talk (likely with slight modifications) at the 2013 Columbus Code Camp, next month.