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CAST 2012: My session notes

July 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Starting off my stay in San Jose with Test Coach Camp, my head was already full of ideas before the conference. But that did not actually matter when I got up to speed of conferring with my fellow peers at the conference.

This was my second CAST. Last year I got to meet so many new people that I have been in contact with since online and at other conferences. The difference for this year was obvious, I must already have known or at least met and talked to one third of this years crowd before. It was a comforting thought when I was about to go to San Jose. Anyway, it turned out big parts of the other two thirds were highly interesting people as well, so if I would have to regret something from this years conference, it would be that I did not talk enough to the people I already know. That is a pity when you don’t meet very often. But I made so many new friends instead.

Another difference from last year was that this year I was a speaker. Read more…

What I learned at Test Coach Camp 2012

July 21, 2012 Leave a comment

First of all, I had a blast at text coach camp!

I am very happy I made that decision last Friday. Before coming to San Jose I had not applied to go to the Test Coach Camp. I was going to explore the town and its surroundings to adapt to the time difference before CAST. I had dinner with the TCC participants and got to know they had some last minute drop-offs. So I was encouraged to go through the application process, which I did later that night by creating this mind map for application. Read more…