Showing posts from August, 2020

School donation campaign of Dragons Out books - preorder now

On autumn 2020, I'm running a campaign where for each sold three copies of the Finnish version of the Dragons Out book I will donate one book to Finnish schools. For the English version of the book, I don't have a possibility of extra donation, but you can donate some of the books you buy to your local school. You could buy books for yourself, your child, friends, colleagues, stakeholder groups, anyone! Of course, you could also buy books directly for your local school.  Deadline for the Finnish donation campaign is Oct 20, 2020, although you can, of course, preorder books also after that. Preorders by Dec 9, 2020, will be in time before Christmas. Why not make this year's Christmas present a nice Dragons Out testing & fantasy book? The publishing date of the Finnish book is Dec 1, 2020, so I'll be able to get the books to you in time for Christmas deliveries. For the English donation campaign, you can also preorder, but my publisher in the UK has not yet confirmed

EuroSTAR ticket winner and testing with children

 A month ago I promised to give away one free ticket to EuroSTAR, where I will speak about Encouraging Children into Testing . I have now drawn the winner out of those who shared that post. The lucky winner is Outi Meriläinen. Congratulations! Time to celebrate a bit! I have chosen the Dragons Out book extract for this blog article respecting the congratulations. Here goes! Amid the trees, Laura and Tom congratulated each other and Cho. The plan seemed to work. This dragon seemed to be tolerant of humans, and it seemed kind. They discussed how to get the dragon to follow them to the village. If the dragon received one deer at a time, but at gradually longer intervals, it would probably be able to follow the path thus formed. Will and Jack would be able to hunt enough deer if they needed five per day. They decided it was worth a try! A few hours later, the dragon had eaten the deer. It saw Will on horseback, carrying one of the deer. Will waited for the dragon to notice him and then r

Speaking about Children learning to test and Dragons Out book at RTC

 I will speak at Romanian Testing Conference RTC Online  on September 30th, 2020. I'm thrilled to be sharing my views on how software testing can be a great learning experience for children. I also get to talk about the journey of creating the Dragons Out book. You can join, too. Just register at the conference web site! The conference is themed around superheroes, so my Dragons and Knights theme fits in nicely - the children in the book become sort of superheroes of the fantasy world. They turn out to be among the best dragon experts. Or in testing terms, regular users get into testing so much that they turn into experts themselves! As always, I remind you that you can preorder the book using the contact form of this blog. Also, please share the news about the upcoming book with others, or let me know some child or testing education related contacts and I'd be happy to contact them myself. As for the book extract of the day, and keeping with the her