A collection of videos recorded over the years, from around the world, ranging from Star East conferences to Meetups. These videos are informative as well as fun to watch!
RST Overview (June 2013)
Posted by James Bach, recorded from Orcas Island, Washington, during the RST Course
TestBash Video: A Galumphing We Go with James Bach (Apr 25, 2013)
Posted by Software Testing Club
On testing in an agile software development team (orig post Nov 2012)
Michael Trengrove sat down with James Bach to discuss testing practice during a typical sprint, starting with sprint planning all the way through to testing fixed bugs found in sprint. He brought up lots of great ideas and left him with a lot of food for thought.
Almost lost in Lund, Sweden (March 2013)
A video essay by James, on the pleasure and power of not quite being lost, but being almost lost. This relates to the mental engagement that allows a tester (or a scientist) to explore a product or situation effectively.
StarEast2012: Video of James Bach and Michael Bolton discussing the Testing Industry
Buccaneer-Tester: Winning Your Reputation; On Swiss Testing Day, Zurich, Switzerland, March 2012
James Bach, who has made his own way in his twenty-four year testing
career (and writes about that in his book Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar),
describes how you can develop your personal portfolio and reputation to
stand out as a senior tester or leader who is indispensable to your
current—or any—organization. Join James for an insightful look at what you
can do to develop and win your reputation to help your team, project, and
Videos from over the years:
Open Lecture on Software Testing at Estonia
Becoming a Software Testing Expert
Star East 2009
Software Testing Naturalist
Star East 2010
Interview with James Bach on Buccaneer
Interview with James Bach
Scholars at work...
More Buccaneer Scholar...
And a few more...
Birmingham Software Testing Club Meetup 11/15/2011
Discussion about transitioning to Context Driven Testing; reacting to what is seen in your testing world, respecting the context, and solving problems by noticing what is going on and crafting solutions to help that situation.
In this video, James and Jon Bach each test an "Easy Button." Each of
their test sessions were 10 minutes long and completely independent. They
were then edited together and subtitled to show the various test techniques
When I was a kid, this scene from Towering Inferno imprinted on me the idea of what it means to be an expert: knowing how to learn fast, knowing what questions to ask, cutting through the nonsense. Getting to the heart of things