Dan Ashby & Hannah Mason
Company: AstraZeneca & Festicket
Role in Company: "Global Head of Software Quality and Testing" & "Quality & Test Analyst"
Country: United Kingdom
2. Lessons learned in teaching and mentoring
3. Info about the Software Testing Clinic!
The Software Testing Clinic has been running for a number of months now. It offers a free, safe environment for testers of all levels of experience to come and learn about testing, and offers a space for more experienced testers to get into mentoring.
Dan and Hannah will share their experiences from both perspectives of the mentor and the student:
– Dan’s perspective regarding setting up the clinic, organising each session with lesson plans, teaching/presenting and mentoring at each event.
– Hannah’s perspective relating to being new to the software testing industry, learning the craft through each clinic session, joining a thriving testing community and obtaining a testing job, kick-starting her testing career.
In this session, you’ll hear stories about the clinic sessions, and lessons learned from both sides of the coin. You’ll hear about what helped with learning, and what helped with teaching. And if you are looking to get into teaching and mentoring, then you get to hear about a safe space to practice and get some great tips about mentoring. Or if you are looking to learn more about testing, then you get to hear about a cool, safe environment to come and learn in and how it has helped others so far.