STAREAST 2021 Keynote : Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Test Engineer

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Test Engineer

Being a test engineer comes with unique challenges. It is unlike other engineering positions because of its holistic approach. As the subject matter expert in your field, you are expected to know your product's details from end to end, but there are process changes and culture changes that would have made my life a lot easier. There are processes that each company I have worked at does differently, and in this talk, I will share them with you so that you understand what to do and what not to do. Through my testing experience, I have learned foundational concepts that I wish I had known before starting my journey. I’ve worked in various testing roles, from only manual testing to automated testing, to a combination of both. You will learn the common mistakes test engineers make, why code quality starts with culture, the things no one really cares about, and how to solidify your team’s definition of done.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Talia Nassi is an international keynote speaker who delivers content on all things testing and quality. She is currently a Senior Development Advocate at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Previously, she worked at Split Software as a developer advocate and at WeWork as an engineer, and implemented Testing in Production from start to finish! She is passionate about feature flagging, canary launches, CI/CD, testing in production, and A/B testing. She has spoken at countless conferences internationally, ranging from audiences of 100 to 4000!