Category Archives: Work

Autistics testing software

It appears that autistics are disproportionately good at software testing. The Israeli military uses autistics as intelligence analysts and software testers. Ultra Testing, a software testing firm based in New York, is actively hiring autistics as testers. SAP has a … Continue reading

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That’s all. I’m out.

This is my Farewell Post. I’m done. In January 2010, I read a news report while googling news stories about autism and autistics. A gastroenterologist named Andrew Wakefield had been found guilty of misconduct for a case study he’d done … Continue reading

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Happy belated blogoversary to me

A little over six years ago, I created my first blog on the iBlog platform. My first proper post on that blog was put up on the 29th May 2010. The tagline for my blog was “A blog on Autism, … Continue reading

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Bravo to the Ford Motor Company

The Ford Motor Company has teamed with the Autism Alliance of Michigan to hire autistics in the Product Development Department. The press release is here. Bravo, and Thank You Ford.

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The lessons from eNATIS were not learnt

Nine years ago, an electronic system for license renewals was rolled out in South Africa. It was called eNATIS, and the rollout was a mess. After a lot of money and time was wasted fixing things, it was eventually a … Continue reading

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It is done

So I presented my talk “Autism and Software Testing – A good fit”. I started by explaining what autism was, and what the most up to date science says causes it. I then went on to the attributes of autism … Continue reading

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SIGiST Event – Autistics and Software Testing: A good fit

Abstract Employment Equity is law in South Africa, but those with learning impairments are still underrepresented in the workforce. One way to narrow the gap is to find areas where the attributes of the conditions are strengths, not weaknesses. With … Continue reading

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Success!

Today at work, I received the following communication from the South African Software Testing Qualifications Board (SASTQB): Dear Julian, SASTQB Certified Advanced Technical Test Analyst Level Exam We are pleased to inform you that you have completed the SASTQB Certified … Continue reading

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Breaking the silence

And I’m back. Today, I wrote the exam for the Advanced Technical Test Analyst Certification. I get my results in a few weeks. As I write this, dinner is on the go and I have a feeling of relief that … Continue reading

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Going silent for a short time

I’m going off line for a few weeks. Wednesday, Thursday and today I was on training for the ISTQB Technical Test Analyst Certificate. I write the exam on the 20th July, so for the next few weeks I’ll be studying … Continue reading

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