I’m Ash Winter, an independent tester and conference speaker. My formative years as a consultant gave a broad background in software development. Experience in testing, performance engineering, and automation of both build and test. I even spent a while being a Scrum Master and Product Owner. This set me up for a move into the crazy world of start-ups, which left me with a tale or two to tell. After exploring all these options, I decided that focusing on testing was my path and I work for myself now.
Spending my time speaking, training, writing, performing testing for clients, coaching when invited to find answers to difficult problems.
In order for testing to advance as a craft, I believe in a strong focus on community. Sharing knowledge and skills within and across organisations is key to helping everyone to be the best they can be. To this end, I am very proud to say I’m a co-organizer for the Leeds Testing Atelier. A free full day community testing workshop, for all people involved in testing. There are many roles that are involved in testing a product, it is important to hear from all of them to find the information we seek. We are part of a big, wide world of testing, ready to be explored!