No, that's not a typo. It's the best time to work with STP Evar
. I've replaced the e with the a because it's just that special
. I will try to list all the opportunities in rough order from easiest to most involved ...
"My" Column in STQA Magazine is really your column. That is to say, I line up the speaker, compile the questions, and do some light editing, but the questions come from the community. And yes, right now I'm on the hunt for questions
: Both for Selena Delesie on Team work and people issues, and also Adam Goucher on Scrum and Scrum Adoption. The best ten questions for the month go in the magazine; the best overall pick will receive a small gift card. (Likely StarBucks, but I can also do Amazon.com or something else for you.)
Want to write for the magazine? STQA Mag is currently seeking articles in 1,250 word "mini" and 2,500 word "feature/cover story" length. For the shorter length, you'll likely want to do a list, editorial or very light tutorial. The longer format might fit a case study or tutorial/how-to. Before you ask, yes, we can provide some coaching to new authors, but slots are filling up extremely
fast. If you are interested, email me email@example.com and I can get introductions going.
Then there is weekly podcast
. We are currently looking for both guests to appear on the podcast, but we are also looking to explore the format, possibly moving to a panel format. If we do move to a panel format, we'll need topics and questions; feel free to email me or leave comments below.
The next Software Test Professionals Conference
will be Oct 24-27th in Dallas Texas. If you've never been to STPCon, I recommend it in the strongest terms. Budget tight? Start laying the groundwork now. It's going to be amazing. Have a story to share? Propose a talk
and get a break on the conference registration fee. Want to get your feet wet, but not jump into a full speaking slot? Keep your eyes and ears open and maybe you can give a five-to-ten minute lightning talk or breakfast byte.
Whew. I think that's it for now, but I'm sure I'm missing something. (If you don't want to speak at the conference, there is a volunteer program selection board, another great way to get involved. I'm afraid the board for the fall conference is closed, but if you think you might like to get involved in the spring, drop me a note ...)
Now please let me be clear: I do have a fair amount of independence for my writing, but I am not the STPCon conference chair, nor am I the publisher, and I don't mean to represent myself that way.
What I have noticed, is it is about the best time evar
to get involved with the Software Test Professionals.
I hope you agree.
I thought it was worth passing on.