By Lee Hawkins, Principal Test Architect, Dell Inc.
I'm lucky enough to attend a lot of testing conferences, special interest groups and meetups (even co-organizing the Test Engineering Alliance Melbourne (TEAM) meetup) as part of my role as Principal Test Architect for Dell Software. This gives me a great opportunity not only to learn from other practitioners in the software testing field (and then share knowledge with my Dell colleagues) but also to experience firsthand the strength of the testing community.
So, to anyone interested in learning more about context-driven testing, I hope the bloggers and twitterers provide you with a welcoming introduction to our community and, most importantly, show you an avenue to get involved in a way that you feel comfortable with. (You could make a good start by looking through the Recommended Resources from the TEAM meetup.) And, of course, there are other ways to become involved in the broader testing community, by attending local testing meetup groups (or starting one!) or joining in LinkedIn testing group forum discussions, for example.
It's always great to see a new testing community being nurtured and it was a pleasure to attend the Ho Chi Minh City Software Testing Club conference at the end of January 2015, especially to see such an enthusiastic large crowd for the event. I wish the Club well and may it continue to provide a way of connecting testers in Ho Chi Minh City. I look forward to visiting again one day and sharing my stories with your community.