As a Test Analyst at Speedwell, a couple of weeks ago the QA team and I had the opportunity to take time out of our busy schedule to attend the Planit Testing Index 2013 (AU & NZ) hosted at the Hilton in Brisbane. The seminar was presented by Chris Carter, the Managing Director at Planit, a national and international software testing and business analysis consulting company.
Apple revealed the new iOS7 at their WWDC event on June 10, which created quite a discussion online. Apple’s transition from glossy icons and skeuomorphism to a simpler, minimalist approach and new features for the iOS7 UI has been met with both with praise and criticism.
Before I joined Speedwell I was a Store Manager at national electronic retailer. Over the last five years I managed small teams of five, to large teams of twenty five. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the very ugly in regards to all aspects of retail. I understand just how much pressure there is for all team members’ at all levels of the organisation, who strive to achieve the same goal: to survive, and have enough money to open the doors tomorrow.
I recently attended a breakfast where analyst firm Gartner shared their 11 top technology predictions for 2013, grouped in four areas of economics, risk, opportunity, and innovation. Since attending the session, I have reviewed the predictions with both the executive in my digital studio and the development team.