For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Mark the newly appointed DojoBoss at MoT. My focus is on curating content for the Dojo to give our community the opportunity to learn more about Software testing and basically become more awesome. Part of achieving this goal is identifying topics that we need content on around Software Testing and engaging with the community to co-create it.
In the upcoming weeks, we will be announcing a new initiative where we will be setting quarterly themes or topics for the content we output. The process will look something like this:
- Based on observations around the testing community we will identify a shortlist of topics
- We will then let the community vote on the shortlist to choose a single topic
- With the topic selected, we will then draft up a content plan to source and create content around the topic
- When the topic’s quarter arrives, we begin to release the content around said topic and encourage discussion around it
We will be setting a different topic each quarter, with hopefully a 6 month lead time for planning and producing articles, videos, webinars, podcasts, etc.
This is where all you awesome organisers can help. As we plan and release articles, videos, webinars, podcasts, activities, etc. via the MoT site, we would love to see our Meetup organisers offer local talks, in person activities and other events around the same topic to help take the discussion to another level.
Imagine all our Meetups sharing talks, doing activities and generally having conversations around the same topic at the same time. It would be a global conversation about software testing across our awesome community. How cool would that be!!!
On a more practical note, the topics would be selected well in advance (ideally 6 months) to help everyone plan around the topic. So you would have plenty of time to source and coach speakers, design activities and generally explore ways to talk about future topics.
At the moment I am still in the process of putting this all together so I welcome all questions and feedback and I will be in touch soon with the first topic. Exciting.