In March we had 3 speakers present Lightning Talks about QA/Test/Career Building:
Cindy Ponko, Quardev
Partnering with Recruiters during your job search
Whether you are selectively considering a new role, or unemployed and actively interviewing, leaning on a team of reliable recruiters can help relieve some of the pressure. Not to mention, help open doors to you that would otherwise stay closed. Cindy will share a few tips on how to partner with Recruiters during your job search to help improve your chances of landing a best next step for your career. Learn ways to vet recruiters to find the one that’s right for you and the best steps to building a partnership that will last your career long.
Aaron Volosin, Tableau
Offer employees career change test drives with temporary visitor programs
You’re smart. You’re curious. What do you do when curiosity is focused on a career change? After more than a decade in Software Testing, Aaron was curious about a new discipline – UX design. He contemplated making a change but didn’t want to jeopardize his current team and career with a wrong decision. So he did what most test engineers would do. Aaron will share his experience working with the head of his company’s UX department to create a temporary “Visitor Program” – an internal intern program that enables people who are passionate about growing their career by moving to new disciplines to test drive it in a stress-free environment for all involved.
Aaron has spent the better part of 20 years testing software of all shapes and sizes. It as started at Wizards of the Coast when he was approached to test the first version of Magic the Gathering: Online. From there he went on to test other games, online marketing engines that integrated into Amazon, Windows Mobile, Zune, and most recently Tableau.
Jim Frazier, Quardev
What does Quardev do when they aren’t hosting the QA-SIG?
It sounds like a funny question, but it was one that came up during a discussion that I had during our last event. Although we try to focus the QA-SIG on the subject matter of the day, for this event, we will spend a few minutes talking about how we cater solutions for our clients using projects, and individually contributing resources.
Although we like our methods, we’ll be curious to hear how the audience thinks that we can improve… we’re always open to constructive ideas!