Last week i saw the TeamSTAR news on the EuroSTAR website. A Team of four people could make a small (2 min) video entry, upload it to Youtube and get the chance to win the team tickets for the testing conference. With a price tag from 850 to 2200 Euro, i thought to myself to give it a shot. While in between some tests and waiting for the machines to process i scribbled down the rough idea, which came to mind.
Our company is quite global. We have production centers ranging from USA via Romania to India and Cambodia. Our production managers are working near-shore in Brighton and Bucarest.
Our headquarter is in Hamburg; which by itself is an old maritime city with trade roots dating back a millenium and first mentioned in the 7th century. Global and weltoffen1 by definition.
Anyhoodles, back to the topic. My idea for the video clip was based on the “global” idea. Even in the company we have a wide range of nationalities and languages; as is in the Test department.
How to show that and relate it to testing in the same?
My idea was to let the colleagues speak a few sentences in their own languages (basically a “Hello World, my name is Maik and i like to go to EuroSTAR 2010..etc.).
This gives the unsuspecting viewer of the clip a Babylonian language mix.
At the end of the clip i connect these single parts with the diversity of testing.
Each person brings in their very own experience.. influenced by there culture, gender and profession background.
Testing is as diverse as language.
We got black, white and grey box testing, we got functional and non-functional testing, we got unit, system and integration testing, we got ISTQB, ET and Agile Testing2 etc. pp.
Well, not a new breakthrough idea, but i just wanted to point it out; which i did in this clip:
Youtube – TeamSTAR 2010 – Diversity in Testing
2 Agile Testing