Life has its unique ways of balancing things out. After spending 14 years of testing software, there are a few lessons that help and remind me of the ongoing journey. Some of the lessons got me fame and some taught me to be grounded. While I am proudly remembering a few lessons, some bring tears. I would not call any of them as mistakes. I would rather call them as dots whose importance can be probably realized only in the near future.
Through this talk, I would like to share some of the lessons which I feel will resonate with you and also act as a timely reminder to some of you. I am not here to inspire anyone, it is a friendly talk highlighting the key lessons from a decent 14-year-old career.
What is in it for you:
– Know what it takes to build and maintain an online portfolio
– The first steps to success and how to avoid the mighty fall
– How can software testing become a career and not just a job
Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is continuously re-inventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing – a worldwide movement for skilled testing authored six small books under the theme “What If” downloadable at his blog. His latest book is available at www.leanpub.com/50mistakes. His friends associate the terms – ‘Change Agent, Idea Man, Motivational’ to him. He tweets under @ajay184f and loves to have long conversations on software testing and life in general. He is currently leading the delivery at Qapitol QA – Provider of Continuous Testing Solutions to DevOps Teams.