Meet the Speaker | Wayne Rutter

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This week we are proud to introduce Wayne Rutter! Wayne is partnering with Speak Easy to help prepare for his talk ‘Cognitive QA

After a career in the Military, Wayne moved into the private industry joining Aconex as a Software Tester for a small agile team. He became the team’s scrum master and then took on the role of QA manager for the office. After successfully transitioning to Oracle after an acquisition, Wayne decided he needed to explore his role more and took on another position as Technical Test Engineer at ScholarPack.

Wayne has a strong interest to learn about different aspects of software and how testing fits in. He has introduced and developed several different Automation frameworks depending on the scale and problems to be solved as well as introducing certain aspects of ML into the testing process.

Get to know Wayne better with these questions, continue reading…

What inspired you to develop this topic as a talk?

My inspiration for this talk was I wanted to show people that AI, ML and NLP in its current form is available to all of us and we can use it to enhance our everyday work even if it is just a conversation starter. 

One tip for anyone starting out in software testing?

Read blogs,  attend meetings, get involved in the community but don’t panic if people are doing things differently, you will slowly learn what works for you and what doesn’t.

If you were on a deserted island and could only bring one item with you, which would it be and why?

A bottle of rum, Captain Jack Sparrow escaped such a situation using a bottle of rum so if he can do it then so can I.

What is the future of software testing?

Robots will take over!!! Back to our reality, we will develop better tools to help us develop and test but one thing will never change and that is while we are developing software for humans we will need humans to test it.


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