Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Weekend Testing Americas This Saturday: Fitness Software & Domain Knowledge
It's with this idea, and my own interest in geting back into shape after my surgery, that I felt it would be great fun to put that theory to the test. The app I'm interested in testing is called GAIN Fitness, and it is available for browsers and for smart devices (iphone, Android, tablet, etc.). It's designed to help people make workouts based on their goals, their fitness levels, and other details. It promises to be a one stop shop to help get someone in shape.
Cool, so can we test this? I'd say, of course, yes, but the even deeper question would be "Does a tester who knows a lot about fitness and training have an advantage over a tester who doesn't?" In the past, I'd say "well, of course" (see, I said it again), but again, now I'm really curious if that's true. It would be great if we could get a cross section of testers who are knowledgeable about fitness and training, and at different levels. Example: weight lifting, I know a lot about. Yoga, I know next to nothing about. Does that mean that I can't effectively test the Yoga components?
Either way, this is a different kind of app to test, and I figured it would make for a fun session. My cardinal belief is that, if you have an interest in something, it's possible others will, too. One never knows until they put it out there.
So with that...
WTA-41 – Getting in Shape with Domain Knowledge
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
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Facilitator: Michael Larsen
Joining Weekend Testing Americas Sessions
1. Make sure to add “weekendtestersamericas” to your Skype contact list.
2. Send us in advance a request that you want to join the session (any RSVP’s we receive will automatically be added to the session). Also, if you contact us about twenty minutes before the start of the session and say you want in, we’ll add you. Simple as that.