Have you ever wanted to go skydiving, but knew you could only do it if someone pushed you out of the plane?
That’s what this has been like for me.
I found out last month that in a cost-cutting move, I'd been laid off from my employer of 12+ years.
Truth be told, I’d been wanting to go solo with Test Guild ever since I started my online Guild conferences three years ago, but I hadn’t had the courage to make the move.
That’s one reason I moved from RI to TN—to lower my wife’s and my cost of living, so when I did leave my employer, I could make a better go with my own business.
Now, a month after getting pink-slipped, the shock has pretty much worn off, and I'm actually happy about it.
I now have time to plan at least four Guild Conferences in 2020 around:
So you can expect even more automation awesomeness from the Test Guild!
But, I want to be sure that I'm working on things that add value for YOU.
So if there’s a conference or podcast topic you want to see covered, or you maybe have an idea for a one-day summit, course, etc., let me know!
Also–now that I have the time, I’m curious to know if you’d be likely to attend a 2020 Guild Conference event.
Would you mind taking this quick survey to let me know which topics and speakers you’d like to see at the following online conferences?
- PerfGuild 2020 – an online conference dedicated 100% to helping you with performance testing. ==>Take Survey
- SecureGuild 2020 – an online conference dedicated 100% to helping you with security testing. ==>Take Survey
- TestGuild 2020 – an online conference dedicated 100% to helping you with non-automation-related testing activities. ==>Take Survey
If I receive enough feedback, I will move forward with each event.
And of course, the 4th Automation Guild conference is happening Feb 3-5. You can register now [here]
In addition to online conferences, I’m also focusing on creating more podcasts. I’m currently producing a weekly TestGuild Automation Podcast (formerly TestTalks) and a weekly TestGuild Performance Testing & SRE Podcast. And coming soon: the TestGuild Security Testing Podcast.
It seems I’m busier now than when I was basically working two jobs :)
I just wanted to let you know what I've been up to.
Thanks again for your support and your testing awesomeness! I’m looking forward to receiving your feedback.