Free public workshops - a new initiative
Ever since I started running training sessions some 6-7 years ago, I’ve been receiving requests from individuals for training, requests that I simply could not fulfill, mostly because I’m simply too lazy to organize paid public training courses.
On the other hand, as you might know, I’m a big believer in live, in person training as opposed to self-paced consumption of training materials, and I’d love to give more people access to what I think is good quality training material.
This is where my latest initiative comes in: free, live, online workshops.
There are several reasons I decided to give this a try:
- Giving back to the community: As I said, there’s plenty of people that simply aren’t able to work with me in regular training courses, mostly because of budgetary reasons. I want to give these people the opportunity to attend my workshops, too.
- Marketing my services: I feel this is a great way to give people, teams and organizations a free sample of my content and my training style, and I hope this will lead to more organizations contacting me for in-company training.
- Trying out new material: These free workshops are a great way for me to experiment with new material, either running new exercises in an existing workshop or even running a completely new workshop for the first time.
So far, I’ve scheduled three workshops until the end of 2023. These are:
- API testing in Java with REST Assured, in which we’ll cover the basics of API testing, writing checks against API responses in Java using REST Assured, working with parameterized tests, (de-)serialization and more.
- API mocking in Java with WireMock, in which we’ll cover the basics of API mocking, writing basic API mocks in Java using WireMock, different request matching strategies, adding state to your mocks, response templating and more.
- Contract testing in Java with Pact, in which we’ll cover the basics of contract testing, the different types of contract testing, running consumer tests and verifying provider implementations using Pact, using a Pact Broker to do so, and more.
If these are a success, I’ll definitely schedule more workshops, covering different topics, using different programming languages in the future.
If you have a specific request for a workshop topic, please let me know via email: email@example.com, and I’ll be happy to see what I can do.
All workshops will start on the scheduled dates from 3 PM CEST and will run for 3 hours. This timeslot has been chosen to allow people from around the world to participate.
The workshops will be run using Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email right away, and instructions to prepare your machine and the link to the Zoom session approximately a week before the workshop.
I haven’t made a final decision yet, but chances are very high that the workshops will not be recorded. Again, I’m a big believer in the power of live and in-person training, and in my experience, watching a recording of a training session is simply way less effective than attending and participating live.
Are you interested? Feel free to go over to the workshop registration page and submit your registration right away. I am looking forward to welcoming you in one of my workshops."