Where are you in your testing journey?
I have just entered year 4 of my testing journey. I am currently a Level 2 QA Consultant at QualityWorks Consulting Group.
Over the last 3 years, I have led and participated in testing activities for web and mobile applications across the entertainment, banking, and finance industries.
I’m currently on a project where I am helping the QA team implement best practices and test automation.
The next step is more test automation-driven projects and exploring how AI can help improve test planning.
The best bug you have ever found?
The first bug that comes to mind is one I found during my first mobile testing experience on a social networking app. The app allowed users to post text, images and videos (similar to Instagram). When swiping through the three options, the flash on the phone camera would automatically turn on.
Initially, I thought this was a small weird glitch and logged it for discussion. It actually turned out not to be as small as I originally thought. I was thanked by the developer for catching it and we worked together to get it resolved so that the camera flash would only be on if the user turned it on for the image and video posts and it would turn off for text posts.
Advice you would give to Testers?
- Communication skills are very important to the work we do.
- Soft skills are equally important as technical skills. I encourage all testers to leverage those transferable skills into their daily testing activities.
- Find ways to channel your creativity and encourage teamwork.
What does winning mean to you?
Finding balance is winning to me. It is the point when I am doing these 5 things consistently and efficiently:
- Using my knowledge and skills to help companies deliver quality solutions to their users
- Inspiring others to pursue their careers in tech with my stories and experiences
- Spending meaningful time with my family
- Making a positive impact on a project (always leaving it better than I found it)
- Expressing my creativity through solutions