Test Analyst | IT Specialist | Scrum Master | Coach | Speaker
Currently employed as a Software Engineer with an emphasis on testing, from my previous role as a Test Analyst, I also held a Scrum Master role, dabbled in development as a Developer Business Intelligence, and am now a proud IT Nerd who loves to think, solve puzzles and build connections between colleagues and a team.
In 2016, I took a coaching training and since then have been coaching a few of my colleagues: it is such a powerful way to connect and build relationships. It’s an absolute pleasure to help people reach their goals and see their growth.
Learning is one of my greatest passions, and so I continuously strive to learn and grow. In the past year, I especially enjoyed the training course on Rapid Software Testing and the International Wood Badge course. Additionally, I started to branch out into conferences in 2016 and was a proud speaker at the Autumn event of Testnet, where I presented on the importance of critical and logical thinking, especially in test automation.
This October also marked the first time I attended EuroSTAR, the large test conference in Europe. Four full days to meet testers and IT specialists from all over the world, hear numerous inspiring talks and speakers, and then to share that knowledge and experience with my colleagues at work… I had an absolute blast.
Fresh from EuroSTAR, I was bitten by the conference bug and attended TestBash Netherlands and DEWT7 in January 2017. Together with three colleagues, we organised a local conference at our company early February, and with another team, we self-organised the 24h challenge GoForIT focused on technical innovation at our company in March 2017.
I was invited as a speaker at the inaugural UKSTAR in February 2017 in London. My presentation was entitled ‘Moving from Tester to Software Engineer – Changing our Work Culture‘ and was well-received.
In May 2017, I spoke at the Romanian Testing Conference with my talk Moving from Tester to Software Engineer – Changing Our Work Culture
In May 2017, I hosted a workshop together with Rick Tracy at the Testnet Spring Event entitled Building the Roadmap to Your Testing Future
In October 2017, I’m excited to go to TestBash Manchester and enjoy our workshop Building the Roadmap to Your Testing Future together with Rick Tracy.
In November 2017, EuroSTAR invited me to give my presentation Asking ‘Else’ – A Tester’s Magic Word
In November 2017, I’ll get to attend Agile Testing Days for the first time and combine my love for literature with my love for testing in my presentation Wearing Hermione’s Hat: Narratology for Testers