TLDR; There are a lot of amazing YouTube channels to learn from. If you’re not using subscriptions on YouTube with notifications or RSS then you are missing out.
When I started with YouTube I used it as a search engine and didn’t subscribe to any channels.
There are so many testing channels and conference channels that learning how to subscribe to YouTube channels will massively boost your learning opportunities. Use the list of recommended channels below and the instructions on how to subscribe to boost your learning opportunities.
I’m going to recommend a few YouTube Channels to start with:
- Evil Tester Videos (Mine)
- Black Ops Testing - Me (Alan Richardson), Steve Green, Tony Bruce, James Lyndsay
And now in A-Z order, a selection from my subscriptions:
- Agile Testing Days
- Association for Software Testing
- EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference
- Google Tech Talks
- GOTO Conferences
- Institute of General Semantics
- Joe Colantonio
- Let’s Test Conference
- Microsoft Research
- Nordic Testing Days
- OWASP London
- Sauce Labs
- Selenium Conf
- Selenium Conf UK
- Strange Loop Conference
- Whiteboard Testing
If I missed out any of your favourites then let me know in the comments - that way I, and other readers can benefit from your research.
My approach to YouTube is:
- everytime I see a useful video - I subscribe to the channel and add notifications
- when a conference tweets that they’ve released a video on YouTube - I subscribe to the channel and add notifications
If you aren’t doing this then you are missing out on an incredibly amount of valuable content to help you grow your knowledge and technical skills.
If you don’t know how to manage YouTube subscriptions yet, then watch these videos:
- How to subscribe to YouTube Channels and receive notifications via Email
- How to subscribe to YouTube Channels via RSS
And you can subscribe to my YouTube Channel here