I don’t see any publicly available info yet (my lead PM had sworn us to secrecy til Sept 1 – which it is now, Redmond time). I wonder what I can say without getting Dooced. I’d better not chance it, since I’m already taking a ton of heat career-wise for not being a coder.
I’m a firm believer that testing is a skill of its own, and that coding is merely an adjunct, not a core component of testing. On the other hand, I work on the Tablet PC Platform (SDK) team, so you can’t “see” or “touch” a lot of what I work on without getting your hands dirty with C#. *sigh* QA’s job is built on a foundation made of water – if you don’t swim fast enough, some young whippersnapper will dive in and take it from you. Oh, and the definition of “fast enough” changes daily.
A bunch of us on the Tablet PC team will be doing something for Channel 9 today. I’m not quite sure what it is, except that it involves video and getting my butt into the office during my week off. (one hand) Fame; (other hand) home improvement. I’ll take the office most of the time this choice is presented
Oh yeah, don’t miss next week’s community chat!!!
Please don’t Dooce me boss, I’ve been good! (I will post a followup to this entry when I have publicly available reference material to work from.)