Zeger Van Hese, Z-sharp,
We live in curious times. Knowledge is available at our fingertips, everywhere. Social networks enable communication with peers from around the world. However along with these marvels of the information age come weapons of mass distraction. With so many things competing for our attention and with so little time to focus on real work, it’s a wonder we get anything done at all.
What does all this distraction mean for testers? There is a common notion that only focused concentration leads to productive work and that distraction causes procrastination and hurts creativity. While it is important that testers are able to find flow and maintain focus, Zeger believes that a state of defocus – guilt-free play – can be helpful in testing. In this talk, Zeger shares tips, tricks and tools that over the years have helped him focus and defocus while testing. He explains how to benefit from distraction and how to find flow and focus when needed. Hopefully, this talk inspires people to make the most of their testing in these connected times.
Target audience: Intermediate