STAREAST 2024 Keynote : Bridging Gaps, Building Connections: A Hungarian Testing Story

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Bridging Gaps, Building Connections: A Hungarian Testing Story

The beautiful Hungarian city of Budapest seems to be characterized by bridging gaps and building connections. Two diverse parts of the city, Buda and Pest, are separated by the Danube river, which gave them the opportunity to be connected by the iconic Chain Bridge. Budapest is also the birthplace of one of the most brilliant and influential scientists of the 20th century, John von Neumann. Neumann made significant contributions that “bridged” multiple areas including mathematics, physics, economics and computer science. In the software world, you may have already heard the name “Földházi”. But if you haven’t, Péter Földházi is a Hungarian tester who believes that testers themselves are bridges to many things including successful releases, better collaboration and communication across roles, more diverse teams, and connections between man and machine in the age of AI. Join Péter as he weaves a story that for the first time combines the software testing profession with Hungarian culture and innovation as well as a little splash of imagination.

Péter Földházi
EPAM Systems

Péter Földházi was first involved with QA as a beta tester of DOTA in 2006. Since joining EPAM in 2012, he moved towards test automation, and is currently working in the USA as a Quality Architect. He has experience in designing and developing solutions for mobile, web and desktop applications within domains such as financial, gaming, fitness and oil services. He is one of the first people in the world having successfully taken and passed the ISTQB Test Automation Engineer module exam. He is actively helping the ISTQB through the Hungarian Testing Board by reviewing and authoring syllabi. Péter is one of the programme committee members of the HUSTEF since 2015. Péter is also an active speaker, having spoken on conferences such as STARWEST, STAREAST, HUSTEF, SauceCon, etc. He used to be a guest lecturer at 3 Budapest based universities: Óbuda, Pázmány and the ELTE universities. Brewing beer and planting chilis are some of his hobbies.