One of my highlights of last week was the BDD Testing Skills webinar I did with Jeff Langr. After many years of using BDD myself, I still feel like I have plenty to learn about how to facilitate conversations with development teams about what’s being built – so it was a real pleasure to collaborate with Jeff on a presentation that our audience would benefit from, and be able to pickup some pro-tips for myself along the way.

  • If you didn’t catch the webinar live, you can view the recording here.
  • Jeff took time out to answer as many of the questions from our audience as he could. I’ve posted those as a follow up blog post here.
  • Carlo Rovelli seems to be doing some interesting work. Physics isn’t a field I’d pretend to know much of anything about, but I’ve shared some of his experiences in the dim and distant past and his conclusions, though far more intellectual than mine, resonated.
  • I enjoyed this article from Scott Young also. As a constant learner, it served as a wakeup call that perhaps the important thing is not to keep adding new stuff – skills, experiences etc – but to also spend time examining the old stuff, and to determine which beliefs, knowledge and “facts” aren’t serving me so well any longer.

It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain

  • Yesterday was the regular Wolverhampton Board Games Day. I thoroughly enjoyed playing two new games, Skull (a very quick, poker with beer mats style game) and Scythe (long form, engine building). Can’t wait for the next one!

 

Thanks for reading. Feel free to reach out via a comment or on the socials if anything resonates.

Cheers,
Simon

One Comment

  • Shey says:

    Good reminder to re-examine ones old skills or pieces of learning. I often find myself looking for the next thing to learn when I haven’t really bedded down the thing I’ve currently learned. Therefore, further down the line I may only be carrying partial skills in my tool chest.

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