Maaike Brinkhof

I’m Maaike, owner and test consultant at Sensibly. It’s my mission to make other people around me quality infected. I’m in my element when I can teach others about testing and learn more from others about testing. When smart minds synthesize, awesome things happen. My testing approach is always people-centered and thinking-centered, tools and techniques follow. 

After reading the book “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman I’ve developed a special interest in the role of psychology in software development. Over the years I’ve seen countless times how cognitive biases influence thinking in testing and software development as a whole and it fascinates me. I keep re-reading the book and other papers about biases and fallacies and learn new things every time. Göran have developed our workshop Mindbusters – Test Your Mind based on this book, our personal experiences and other awesome books like “The Coaching Habit”, “Peak” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

During ‘analogue time’ I like to do strength training (gotta get those gainz!), read books, check out new local beers, play my clarinet and travel with my boyfriend.