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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Take Charge of Your Testing Career: Bring Your Skills to the Next Level

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Far too often in our careers we trust our fate to employers. We attend training and acquire skills needed for our jobs today. Unfortunately, as far too many have learned, careers can be stalled when you don't have the right skill sets. Much of testing’s future requires automation ability beyond the traditional knowledge and experience of many testers. Jared Richardson examines key skills that you need to acquire to future-proof your career and ensure you are ready for the job you want to have. Jared focuses on deliberate learning and intentional experimentation as a solid path to expanding your knowledge base and career opportunities. He shows you what you need to master to become a technical leader in your office and in your field. Jared shares ways to practice, write, speak, and teach about what you've learned. See how you can custom fit a new path into your current job and mold your job into the one you'll want to progress with for years to come.

Jared Richardson
Agile Artisans

Principal consultant and a member of the core team at Agile Artisans, Jared Richardson is a process coach who works with software teams to help them build excellent software. He sold his first software program in 1991 and has been immersed in software ever since. Jared helped create the GROWS methodology and has authored a number of books, including the best-selling Ship It! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects and Career 2.0: Take Control of Your Life. He is a frequent speaker at software conferences and a thought leader in the agile space. Jared lives with his wife and children in North Carolina where—quite by accident—they became backyard chicken farmers.