November 24, 2017

"How To Pass a Coding Test" has been submitted to The Automation Guild!

It took more than a few sleepless nights, but my pre-recorded video, "How To Pass A Coding Interview As An Automation Developer", was finally worthy of being submitted to the!

Summer 2016 was tough for me. It was the first time I realized that Whiteboard Coding Tests -- getting up in front of a whiteboard and solving various coding problems as found on -- was the norm when going on automation developer interviews.

This may sound odd, but I couldn't understand, at first, why interviewers were asking me to code in real time in front of them. What did automation development have to do with software development? ... It took me a while to realize that automation development was software development.

Based on my experience, I wrote an article on TechBeacon back in September 2016 that I then turned into a presentation and gave to the Ministry of Testing - Boston Meetup a month later.

This year, I decided that, even though I was new at this and it scared the heck of me, I really wanted to try my hand at public speaking. I submitted proposals to and the Ministry of Testing without any luck. I was then contacted by Joe Colantonio from to see if I wanted submit a pre-recorded video to his online conference, the, and be a guest speaker.

It took me a few nights, but it is finally done!

As stressful as it was in the beginning... by the time it was done, I was having a lot of fun with it.

... I wonder if I could turn Adventures in Automation into a video blog?

Happy Testing!

-T.J. Maher
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// Sr. QA Engineer, Software Engineer in Test, Software Tester since 1996.
// Contributing Writer for TechBeacon.
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