Episode 36

Bama's On It!


March 30th, 2020

59 mins 44 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

On the latest episode, Podcast Brian interviews his former student Testing Brian on his career, from starting out in the kitchens of Alabama to going back to school in his late 30's, to becoming a successful QA engineer. The guys chat about testing and its importance to the modern software ecosystem, and the challenges involved with learning how to break things in a structured manner.

NOTE: This episode was recorded at the end of February. The live company event mentioned in this episode was cancelled and the hosts are WFH full time now. Fortunately the podcast was always remotely recorded, so no interruption to our schedule!

Please stay safe and hopefully this podcast gives you something fun to listen to while you're staying inside.

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  • 00:00:00 - Intro
  • 00:00:47 - Bama's backstory
  • 00:06:11 - Back to school later in life
  • 00:08:45 - Swamp coolers to dev jobs
  • 00:16:38 - How to write your own job description
  • 00:24:49 - What is QA?
  • 00:30:31 - What is automated testing?
  • 00:41:17 - Bama's latest challenge
  • 00:52:18 - Don't be the deer?
  • 00:58:26 - Outro