I am a highly skilled technical tester. I see my purpose as doing whatever it takes to help teams ship high quality products more quickly. Some of the tools I use to do this are test automation, coaching and interpersonal skills, continuous learning, process improvement and exploration.
I use many different tools to help me be effective at my job. I believe that the path to creating quality software lies in understanding the intersection of human behavior and technology and so I am student of both human psychology and nature, as well as technology and how to use it effectively.
On the human side, I have very strong inter-personal and team-building skills as rated by both my peers and my managers. I love to help coach and teach others and I try to share my knowledge both on this blog and via speaking opportunities. One of the skills I bring to teams is an ability to optimize the way things run. For example I have been involved in optimizing automation initiatives and in cleaning up build pipelines to help more efficiently deliver code. I seek to work with others on the team to find where pain points are in our process and work to remove them. I try to look at the big picture view and then zoom in on the details that are hurting our progress towards the end goal. I firmly believe that software development is a team sport and that delivering good quality software is only something that can be done by a well functioning team and so I invest in building and developing relationships on whatever team I am a part of. My approach to work is that of a highly motivated self-starter. I see my purpose as helping my company solve the problems that matter to us and I try to keep that goal in mind at all times.
I started this blog as a place to grow and learn. I want to share and teach based on the experiences I have, but as an avid learner, I also want to continue to push myself to grow and learn new things and this blog along with speaking opportunities are a way for me to do that. I hope you enjoy what you read here and if you have feedback, please do leave a comment or feel free to contact me at any time. Happy Testing!