Simon Prior

Simon Prior

Company: McAfee

Role in Company: QA Manager

Country: United Kingdom

Presentation Takeaways

1. Understanding how we can reach people who may have the right attributes into Software Testing Careers

Speaker Biography

I'm a QA Manager at McAfee, leading the Production Operations QA team in Aylesbury and the Web Security Team in Cork. I have worked in various Software Engineering roles since i joined as a graduate 10 years ago. I love helping people make strides into their careers in QA and of course, love networking regularly at testing events. I'm also a Dad, Husband and Wannabe Runner.

Presentation Description

In 2016, I did some research into how many universities cover software testing as a topic in their core Computer Science syllabus and the results were shocking. I then started a social media poll for the skills required to be a tester. This presentation will go through those results and talk through a series of ideas of how we can raise the awareness of the type of work Testing/QA Professionals do and get people interested in careers in Testing.


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