How I Presented at STPCon without Being Present
28.03.12 - 07:05 - Filed in: Software Testing
Have you ever presented at a conference without you actually being there? I did. It was fun. Of course I could not even see the audience as I was not there. I did not hear a word from them.
By now you might ask yourself: “Has he lost his mind?”
That could be a valid explanation but it is not correct.
The conference I am talking about is Software Test Professionals Spring 2012 (STPCon) in New Orleans. I did the second part of Anne-Marie Charrett’s track on coaching testers. It was a live Skype coaching session I did with Vernon Richards who was my student. The audience saw our transcript unfolding while Anne-Marie identified patterns and commented on what we did.
See? I am not crazy.
We only had half an hour which is unusually short. So, we had to skip many elements of a typical Skype coaching session. But Vernon did great under the time constraints.
The exercise we did was an observation and description task. I won’t say too much about it because I do not want to spoil the experience for students who want to do it.
Anyway, it was kind of unusual to know that there is an audience watching us while we unfold our session. I hope there is a video recording. Will have to talk to Anne-Marie.
So, dear audience at STPCon, I hope you liked what you saw.
BTW: For free Skype coaching go here