UKSTAR Speaker Siegfried Goeschl is next up in our Meet the Speaker series.
He will be presenting his session ‘Gatling – Tales From A Journey‘ Monday the 27th at 3:00 p.m.
How did you get started in software testing?
After a company merger, many moons ago, I was the junior software developer without any tasks. I was assigned to software testing instead of being made redundant. I tried to make the best of it and wrote a C++ regression test framework, which even turned out to be useful. While being back to full-time software development I still tinker with test frameworks & utilities to help our QA team.
Who inspires you?
On a professional level – the unsung heroes 😀
One who does great deeds but receives little or no recognition for them: mentoring/teaching young(er) colleagues. Having the opportunity to speak at UKSTAR actually goes back to a QA consultant asking and helping me to apply for my very first conference, the EuroSTAR 2000 in Copenhagen.
What do you see for the future of software testing?
Breaking the silos – testers doing more software development, software developers doing more testing. All of them improving end-user experience.