About Me

Hi! I’m Dave Westerveld. Thanks for stopping by my site!

A Brief History

My origin story is one that many software testers share. When I went to university I had no thought of having a career as a software tester. In fact I went to the University of Waterloo and got a degree in chemical engineering.

As I was looking for a job after graduating, I ended up working for Ansys Inc, testing computational fluid dynamics software. This software helps solve engineering problems, and so at first I thought of the job as a step in the pathway to becoming an engineer. However, after a while I started to fall in love with the testing part of the job and the rest, as they say, is history.

I started to learn everything I could about software testing and haven’t looked back since. I had a lot to learn, and I find the best way to learn something is to explain it to others, and so I started this blog to share what I was learning. Since then I have also had the opportunity to share some of what I’ve learned through online courses.

I now work for my day job at D2L, a company that makes educational software. It’s a place that is great match for my dual passions of testing and teaching.

A Bit More About Me

You might hear me say “eh” once in while as I live beautiful Ontario, Canada with my wife Charlene who is a talented musician, and my three wonderful kids. We homeschool our kids and so sometimes my office looks a bit like this:

I love hanging out with my family and reading a wide variety of books. I am also involved in my church and try to give back to my community in any way I can. With all that my life is pretty full, but it is a happy and blessed life. I’d love to connect with you and so feel free to contact me or to follow me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Happy Testing!


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