It took more than a few sleepless nights, but my pre-recorded video, "How To Pass A Coding Interview As An Automation Developer", was finally worthy of being submitted to the AutomationGuild.com!
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Summer 2016 was tough for me. It was the first time I realized that Whiteboard Coding Tests -- getting up in front of a whiteboard and solving various coding problems as found on LeetCode.com -- was the norm when going on automation developer interviews.
This may sound odd, but I couldn't understand, at first, why interviewers were asking me to code in real time in front of them. What did automation development have to do with software development? ... It took me a while to realize that automation development was software development.
Based on my experience, I wrote an article on TechBeacon back in September 2016 that I then turned into a presentation and gave to the Ministry of Testing - Boston Meetup a month later.
This year, I decided that, even though I was new at this and it scared the heck of me, I really wanted to try my hand at public speaking. I submitted proposals to STPCon.com and the Ministry of Testing without any luck. I was then contacted by Joe Colantonio from TestTalks.com to see if I wanted submit a pre-recorded video to his online conference, the AutomationGuild.com, and be a guest speaker.
It took me a few nights, but it is finally done!
As stressful as it was in the beginning... by the time it was done, I was having a lot of fun with it.
... I wonder if I could turn Adventures in Automation into a video blog?
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