Call for Volunteers: AST Technology Team. Want to get involved? Here's one way. Other opportunities coming soon. https://t.co/7BkLnBwT0o -ep— AST (@AST_News) December 29, 2015
Call for Volunteers: CAST Sponsorship Coordinators https://t.co/hwujW3l6Jq -ep— AST (@AST_News) January 3, 2016
#Active Volunteers needed for @TestingCircus. Write to us describing how you can help us. pic.twitter.com/hau03we368— Testing Circus (@TestingCircus) January 7, 2016
I know that these requests are partly driven by existing volunteers realising that they are overloaded by the volume of work that they've committed themselves to. But I also believe they are a sign that the testing community is growing.
It feels like there are more people attending testing conferences, registering for testing training courses, watching online testing webinars, and reading testing articles. Perhaps, in part, because the people who consume testing material are not just testers.
By comparison, there are relatively few people creating and facilitating the delivery of this content. As someone who participates in the community as a speaker, editor, mentor and organiser, I'd like to encourage you to join these ranks. It's extremely rewarding.
Think about roles you fill in the community now and what you'd like to do next. Could you write an article, submit a proposal to speak at a conference, assist the organisers at your local testing Meet Up, review articles for a magazine, act as a mentor to encourage others, or volunteer your time to one of the initiatives above?
What will you achieve in the community this year?
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