Speaking Easy, Part 2: You Can Do It!

This is Part 2 of a series of blog posts on volunteering to mentor speakers at testing (and other) conferences for Speak Easy. Part 1 is here. In case you didn’t get it in the title… You Can Do It! You, yes you! Really, you can. Hopefully not much more than about 220 days a … [Read more…]

Speaking Easy, Part 1: Why it Matters

I recently volunteered to be a mentor for the Speak Easy program that Fiona Charles and Anne-Marie Charrett have started. Being accepted as a mentor is one of the proudest moments of my career. I’d like to talk about why this program matters, why I volunteered, and why this honor means so much to me. First, … [Read more…]

The Wrought Idea

So the other day I bleeted about how I like to write to help me collect my thoughts and how that feels like a dialogue through the page.Somewhat ironically, you might think, I hadn’t intended that action to be more than jotting down the reali…

A World Without "Heroes"?

As is often the case, there is a two level thought process that goes into every one of my “Uncharted Waters” blog posts. The first is the thought and consideration that goes into the lead up to, the writing of and the making public of the post. The sec…