July Meetup: Claire Goss - "Testers – Is it our own fault we are Underrated?!"

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For the July Meetup will have a talk, plus the usual pizza and chats.
Claire Goss will deliver a talk "Testers – Is it our own fault we are Underrated?!"

Talk Abstract:
"Last year I wrote a blog post under this heading and in March of this year I spoke at UKSTAR and the title of the talk sparked a huge amount of interest. As testers in organisations do we consider ourselves underrated or less important than other roles? This is a question I asked myself after reading through a number of job specifications for software testing roles. I noted that the vast majority of these job specifications were looking for test automation engineers or software developers to work in test roles. The industry wide perception is that we should be fully focused on automation. However we as testers do a lot more then automation.

In my talk I will highlight everything we do outside of automation, what value we bring to organisations without even realising it, and trying to work out why we underrate ourselves."

Blog Post:
Original Blog post on which my talk is based on: http://www.exactest.ie/blog-testers-underrated.html

Biography:

Claire Goss is the Senior Delivery Manager for Exactest Ireland. Claire has been a Software Testing specialist for the last eight years based both in Ireland and The Netherlands.

She has worked in a variety of roles such as Test Analyst, UAT Test Co-ordinator and Test Manager in the Finance Industry. She is currently the chairperson of SoftTest Ireland a non-profit software testing group which organises a talks around Ireland. Claire has spoken at a number of conferences including SoftTest, EuroSTAR, UKSTAR and UNICOM.

Agenda:

6:30-6:45 Pizza and chat
Pizza will be served before the talk and there will be an opportunity to meet other testers in the cork community.

6:45-7:45
Claire will deliver her talk and take questions

7:50 Wrap-up

8:00 Drinks
If attendees are interested we typically grab a drink in a nearby bar such as Mutton Lane.

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