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Date set for Dublin Software Testers Meetup

Put the 16th of June into your diary. Is the inaugural meetup for the Dublin Software testers.
The venue is the Library Bar, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street. Its on the first floor. Time is from 7.30 pm
This is a social event for software testers, a chance to get together and chat. You can talk testing, or not. For more information go to the software testing club events page.

If you want to visit and join the online version of the group, go to the software testing club.Its free to join, has over 3000 members and is a great online source of information and assistance.

I look forward to meeting you all online and in person!

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Dublin Software Testing Group

Online networks are great for sharing knowledge and meeting fellow testers. In particular, I am a fan of  the software testing club . However, even better is a face to face meet.
Thats why I’m setting up a Dublin monthly software testers group. The aim is to meetup and talk about, well anything you fancy. To quote a member: “a get together to give out about our unfeeling brethern in the rest of the IT world and a few pints for good measure. What more could you ask for?

If you’re interested in attending, leave a comment here, or go to the online version of the group at Irish Software Testers Group
Looking forward to meeting you online and in person


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I’m glad I’m not a piece of software

I joke about my personal development lifecycle (PDLC) as my work in test management often requires consistency & repeatability in the form of a test process. In comparison my own PDLC is often very erratic and ill behaved. In fact its not really a typical lifecycle at all except perhaps that I was born and one day I will die.
My family and I have recently decided to spend some time in Ireland. In November, we are uprooting our family in Melbourne, Australia and dumping ourselves back into a very sodden, albight green sod of turf known as Ireland.

We are doing this without any certainty in jobs, schools, long term accomodation etc and its making me extremely nervous. To make it all the more uncertain, the world has decided to have a global financial crisis. My faith that all will work out is being severly challenged!

As I  continue along my PDLC, my outlook on life has changed. What would have once been an adventure is now looking like a torturous test.

So I repeatably breath my mantra, “it will work out, I will find work in Ireland” . Who says life is dull?

Anyhow, back to software testing and lifecycles.  I suppose the difference between software and people is that we own our lifecycle and thankfully we get to choose how our life turns out.  We can choose to make it unpredictable and we can behave outside a given setup of expectations.  So even though my life at the moment is in turmoil, its my turmoil. I’m glad I’m not a piece of software that has to follow a rigourous testing process, in order to live up to someone’s expectations.