Viktor Slavchev

My profession is software testing and by that I don’t mean mindless clicking on UI elements, nor comparing result to predefined expected states. When I talk about testing or perform testing or teach testing I always think of it as a scientific activity, process of evaluation of quality, exploration, of questioning, modeling, experimentation, risk assessment and gathering of information in general. In other words, I take software testing very, very seriously!
I come from a non-technical background – linguistics and I am very happy about it, since it provides me with a unique perspective and a lot of diverse experience which is always something that is beneficial in software testing.
In my previous experience as a software tester I was involved in many different projects related to mobile testing, testing of software products in the telco area, integration testing, test automation (even though I prefer the term “tool assisted testing”).
In general I am interested not only in the technical, but also in the scientific part of testing and its relation to other sciences like epistemology, system thinking, logic, problem solving, psychology and sociology.
I am currently also a part-time lecturer in software testing academy called Pragmatic, on topics related to exploratory testing, mobile testing and non-functional testing.
In my free time I like reading books, playing MMORPG games and practicing Japanese martial arts.
If you are interested on my views on testing and want to read some more of my thoughts, you can visit my blog: http://mrslavchev.com

My Sessions

Automation vs. intelligence – “come with me, if you want to live”

Accenture Room (Vivaldi)

Have you ever heard the story that your job is automatable, that all the human testers will be replaced by machines or automated tests and you will lose your job? Or even worse, that machines and artificial intelligence will take over our craft and our life and we will be totally useless. Do you buy […]