Stage 2: Got better at testing. And waiting. Even though I had no gigs, I didn't have to hang around in an office and pretend to be busy. Instead I started improving some test related skills. I signed up for the BBST online class, joined different test networks on Twitter, Slack and Facebook, read a lot of test-related material.. and waited. And waited. And then I waited some more.
Stage 1: Slept in. Then, despaired. The first days were great! It was like finishing university again. I slept in, updated my CV, read all the things I had wanted to read for some time.. I was sure there was going to be a gig for me in a very near future. But after the first days of sleeping in, I started getting restless.
I've made a series of test stories from my favorite test runs. This 2-days user experience test run is without a doubt the most extensive test I ever did in the smallest amount of time. These were not average 8-hour workdays, these were meticulously planned sessions that fit into my timetable with great precision and lasted from morning to evening.
I'm busy right now. Very busy. But I miss going to conferences. I miss getting some new ideas and insights into areas of IT and testing that I'm new to. Luckily, I stumbled over a…