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Wednesday, August 14 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Being a Tester After Trying Almost Everything Else

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Ten years ago, l was a tester. Until I became so disgruntled with my work that I didn't want to do it anymore. Ever again. So, I started doing a lot of other things instead. I was a developer, a support engineer, I led an Ops team, and even worked In Marketing! And finally, I returned to the quality world.

Funnily enough, working on so many different roles allowed me to become a better engineer and tester. So I'd like to share with you how trying out new roles made me develop new skills that were also useful for my job as a tester. It also improved the way I interacted with different people and made me look at things differently. For example, do you know what's usually the most effective way to diagnose a bug submitted by a customer? Or can you guess what I struggled with the most as an engineer finding his place in a marketing department? I'll answer these questions and more!


  • Understand how context can make someone disgruntled with testing and not the Job itself.
  • Trying out new roles can make you a better professional in ways you never imagined.
  • Knowing how a developer, customer support professional or others think allows you to better interact with people in these roles.

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João Proença

Quality Owner in R&D for OutSystems, OutSystems
João lives in Lisbon, Portugal, and is a Quality Owner in R&D for OutSystems, a company that provides one of the leading low-code development platforms in the world. He has had various roles throughout his career in the past 11 years, including quality assurance, development, customer... Read More →

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EDT