March 30, 2020
36: Bama's On It!
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. Follow us on Twitter @mvcpodcast. Chapters 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 Special Guest: Brian Heptinstall.