What tools will you need access to for MoT events and community?

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By Mark Winteringham

updated 3 months ago

Ministry of Testing utilises a wide range of online tools to host our various events and training sessions. It’s likely if you’re using a work machine to attend our many events, you will require access to the tooling we use. To help make sure you have access upfront, you can learn more about each of the tools we use and what permissions you might need below:

Slack

Our Ministry of Testing slack is used for global discussions about a wide range of topics on testing and is one of the main places in which our community gathers.

Website: https://slack.ministryoftesting.com

What we use it for:

  • Online discussions

Permission requirements

Slack requires the following:

  • Access to the website
  • Access to run the Slack app locally

Supported Browsers

You can learn more about Slacks’s requirements here: https://slack.com/intl/en-gb/help/articles/115002037526-System-requirements-for-using-Slack

Crowdcast

We’ve used Crowdcast for many years to host our webinars, 99 Minute Workshops and our Ministry of Testing Meetups as it enables us to broadcast to a large group of people with ease.

Website: https://www.crowdcast.io

What we use it for:

  • Webinars
  • 99 Minute Workshops
  • MoT Townhalls
  • Ministry of Testing Meetups

Permission requirements

Crowdcast requires the following

  • Access to the website
  • Access to view video and audio
  • Access to share your video and audio (If you are speaking on a Crowdcast event)

Supported Browsers

You can learn more about Crowdcast’s browser compatibility here: https://docs.crowdcast.io/en/articles/784-which-browsers-and-devices-are-compatible-with-crowdcast

Hopin

We use Hopin for our larger online TestBashes such as TestBash World and our various themed online TestBashes throughout the year. Features include the ability to watch our talks, network with others and interact with Sponsors via online booths.

Website: https://hopin.com

What we use it for:

  • TestBash World
  • Any of our online TestBashes such as Test.Bash();

Permission requirements

Hopin requires the following

  • Access to the website
  • Access to view video and audio
  • Access to share your video and audio (If you want to use the Networking features or speak at our events)

Supported Browsers

You can learn more about Hopin’s browser compatibility here: https://support.hopin.com/hc/en-us/articles/360056078872-Browser-Compatibility-for-online-events-on-Hopin

Twitter

Our Ministry of Testing Twitter account is jam packed with social questions, events and content alerts. But we've also recently been running Twitter Spaces that members can either listen in on or join in an speak at.

Website: https://twitter.com

What we use it for:

  • Twitter Spaces discussions

Permission requirements

Butter requires the following

  • Access to the website
  • Access to the Twitter App (If speaking on the Twitter space)
  • Access to listen to audio
  • Access to share audio

Supported Browsers

Details on how to use Twitter spaces can be found here: https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/spaces

Butter

We’ve recently started experimenting with Butter for some of our online events such as Thursday Testing Tea, 99 Minute Challenges and more. Butter gives us the ability to create a more seamless experience for our events that require more online participation.

Website: https://www.butter.us

What we use it for:

  • Thursday Testing Tea
  • 99 Minute Challenges
  • Online discussions

Permission requirements

Butter requires the following

  • Access to the website
  • Access to view video and audio
  • Access to share your video and audio

Supported Browsers

You can learn more about Butter’s browser compatibility here: https://help.butter.us/browser-compatibility

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