What's Your Win For The Month? April 2021

Okay, where did April go to? Seriously?! It feels like only a week ago we were all sharing our wins for March :astonished:

What are your wins for April? No matter how big or small they might seem, share them here so we can celebrate with you :tada:

My wins for this month:

  • Professional: have The Club work with Richard in a place where it can almost be set live.
  • Professional: did an actual handover (scary!) with Richard and Áine of what I do day to day so that there’s plenty of time to ask questions before I go out on leave.
  • Personal: My vegetable patch I planted last month is already starting to sprout up quite well. I also bought some more wildflower mixes to plant :crossed_fingers: they pop up!
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Snap! We did the same. Also saved some poppy seed pods from last year which we dried out (tempted to make opium). Have speead them in our garden and neighbourhood :hibiscus:

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Professional:

  • had several conversations with my managers on QA resourcing. With my input they can start the recruitment process to get more people on board
  • received the gift from MoT for being the club Ninja last month :ninja_orange:

Personal:

  • got my first Covid vaccination
  • built the frame for our outdoor bar in the garden
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Professional:

  • Started my new job and it’s going good so far!

Personal:

  • I 100% completed Red Dead Redemption 2 :smiley:
  • Our plans for doing some major work to our house are progressing nicely.
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Professional:

  • Everything is ready to go for the next bootcamp which starts next week
  • Wrote company and product accessibility statements
  • Wrote a11y bug of the month for our monthly bug bashing party

Personal:

  • Met friends for a drink for the first time in 20 months!
  • Drafted next months A11y With Ady for my blog
  • Drafted a talk for QABC about how I got into testing on 26th May
  • Removed a load of shrubs and roots ready for a new garden fence
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Work:

  • Lot of people are on vacations, I don’t get many tasks as usual so I had plenty of time to work on automation, to do some refactoring (fixing dumb things I did) :grinning:

Personal:

  • I purchased Gothic 2 and started re-playing it after not playing it for over 15 years. It sucks me in so much, playing it feels like being “at home”. Maybe I should take a vacation too, to do some proper gaming :nerd_face:
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Excited to see how this progresses, I remember you telling me about it when you first had the idea :grin:

Woop! Congratulations once again :tada: Delighted to hear it’s going well.

Nice one! Love seeing the positive influence you have around accessibility :heart:

This is the most funny and accurate description of refactoring I’ve seen in a long time :laughing: Love it!

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Yea like having my assertions all backwards, but don’t tell anyone please! :sweat_smile:

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Can we get monthly pictures to see the progress? :slight_smile:

My wins for this month:

  • I said to myself to have more “online-activity” on MoT club and keep it up not just for a month.
  • started writing an article (first time)
  • doing more research about “edge cases”

Personal:

  • just got myself a nintendo switch with pokemon snap :slight_smile:
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I was thinking about this while waiting in the queue outside my sons school. Thinking about all the things that happened in April and how lucky and grateful I feel.

Then a bird pooped on my shoulder.

My win for April is ending it with gratitude and a laugh :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Thank you @heather_reid :pray:

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Of course! I’ll grab some tomorrow :grin:

Well this has paid off quite well, hasn’t it! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

This is supposed to be a sign of good luck apparently! Maybe time to do the lotto :wink:

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First time post!

Wins for the Month:

  • Professional: I posted on The Club for the first time
  • Professional: Finally did my first draft of my testing CV, and have sent to people for feedback
  • Professional: Successfully completed my 10 weeks in my current, non testing role covering for a senior member of staff. Thankful to be handing back on Tuesday, but have had some excellent feedback.
  • Personal: Sold our flat, bought a new house, and packed a lot of it away, just waiting on a moving date.

All in all, April 2021 has been pretty sucessful!

Kelly

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My win for April 2021 was passing the ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester exam.

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@kristof

Love to see it! Welcome :grin:

Congratulations Jon! :tada:

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