- February 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm #10763
This month’s Let’s Talk About Hangout will feature two great minds on the the topic of working as a self-employed tester.
On February 25th, I will be joined by Duncan Nesbit and Simon Schrijver to discuss what it is like working for yourself as a software tester.
We will discuss all the practical aspects of setting up, getting clients, what does an avaerage day look like, the advantages and disadvantages and more.
So if you are interested in this topic you can sign-up here
If are thinking of becoming an independent tester and have some questions before the Hangout starts, feel free to submit them here.February 11, 2016 at 6:11 pm #10799
I’d be interested in the networking aspect of it – how do you secure jobs – use a network of friends and colleagues, any internet sites, anything else? When to start looking on a 3, 6, 12 month contract.February 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm #10934February 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm #10968
Not been in one of these things before – how do they work?February 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm #10969
Is this essentially talking about being a contractor or is an ‘independent ‘ or self employed tester something a little bit different?February 25, 2016 at 11:06 am #10973
@paul-french These events are more like round-table discussion rather than a regular webinar. The Hangout has a loose format but what makes it a bit different is that anyone can jump in and take part and ask questions.
If you have a question already, you can ask it here or join us live at 12 to ask yourself.
There is more info here along with the stream of the session.February 25, 2016 at 1:31 pm #10976
Is this essentially talking about being a contractor or is an ‘independent ‘ or self employed tester something a little bit different?
It is that essentiallyFebruary 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm #10977
I’m watching the stream at the moment – is that the proper way to view these things? I was half expecting usual “webinar” type format where you could chat and submit questions over text etc? First one I’ve attended so just making sure I’m doing it right 😉February 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm #10978
@paul-french There is no right way and no wrong way. So you’re doing it right! You can submit questions here if that is easier for you,February 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm #10979
OK, if I rephrase my question – is there a method of viewing with built in interactive chat boxes etc? Too late now but I’ll know for next time 😉February 25, 2016 at 7:12 pm #11004
An independent tester can find out more and different defects than a tester working within a programming team. If you have proper knowledge of coding & testing so it will be a nice career option.February 26, 2016 at 11:34 am #11017
OK, if I rephrase my question – is there a method of viewing with built in interactive chat boxes etc? Too late now but I’ll know for next time
Afraid not, the main chat area is here. We are trialling different approaches with each Hangout to encourage the most interaction. We’ll get there. If you have any questions or thoughts @simonsaysnomore and @duncnisbet will check in and out of here to answer anything that you might have.
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