Be your own (super)hero – a tester’s learning journey on 2000km

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My testing journey begins a few years ago, when I got my first job ever as a QA working student. Little did I know back then about testing, software development life-cycle, team work. As a student, I fell into this job by luck: being in the right place, at the right time.

Growing in the position over the years, learning testing techniques and tools, noticing the problems different teams are facing, I grew more and more passionate about testing and Agile, and developed a huge desire and curiosity to discover new things and to help. That’s when and why I decided to move abroad, to a new country, in a new team. Of course, moving to a foreign country had its own difficulties, and there were low points, as well as high points. Overcoming these low points was the real challenge, and a few years later since then, I am ready to share my experience with you with the hope that my learning can help you learn something new.

Through the eyes of a tester, I will present you the challenges and issues I faced when moving to a foreign country, but also the silver linings and the learning which helped me along the way. The main takeaway, is that each of us is their own (super)hero and we all have a story to tell, an unique story which makes us what we are today.

Key Takeaways

  • encourage participants to tell their story too, and to be courageous and get out of their comfort zone – we are all superheroes
  • the possible challenges and issues when moving to a foreign country and how to overcome them
  • how doing something you are afraid of can help you become a better person and tester
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