My path

Here are some of the things do outside working hours to improve as a tester.

In general:

  • Discuss testing at every opportunity.
  • Read blogs about testing
  • Use twitter to get ideas on how to improve
  • Read books which I think can help me as a tester

Done

  • Just for fun things
    • Trained my Java skills with Alan Richardsson‘s book Java for Testers (Sept -14)
    • Simple Python tkinter GUI programming on my Raspberry Pi (Jan -16)
    • Bought, built and run a MakeBlock Robot Starter Kit (I’m aiming to do some Arduino programming) (Aug-16)
  • Online training
    • National Instruments
      • LabVIEW Core 1 (Feb -15)
      • LabVIEW Core 2 (Feb -15)
      • LabVIEW FPGA (Feb -15)
      • TestStand 1 (Feb -16)
    • Coursera
    • Codecademy
      • Python (2016-12-17)
      • Learn The Command Line (2016-12-21)
      • Git (2016-12-22)
      • Learn HTML & CSS: Part I (2016-12-27)
      • Learn JavaScript (2016-12-28)
    • Freecodecamp
      • Front-end development
        • Currently 249 challanges completed (HTML5, CSS, JQuary, Bootstrap, Java Script)
  • Seminars
    • ConTest, Malmö: ISO 29119 Why you should care and why it has to be stopped (Sept -14)
    • ConTest, Malmö: Influence and objectivity as a tester (Feb -15)
    • ConTest, Malmö: Communication is an important part of a testers everyday work (2015-06-10)
    • ConTest, Malmö: Test tooling (2015-09-10)
    • ConTest, Malmö: Test Reporting (Hosted the event and facilitated the discussions) (2015-11-12)
    • ConTest, Malmö: Future of Testing (2016-04-16)
    • SATS Öresund, Malmö: Test Goals and Testability Awakens (2016-04-17)
    • ConTest, Malmö: What is a good tester, and how do we find them? (2016-04-21)
    • Teamwork in an individual world (Esther Darby and Don Gray), Malmö (2016-05-11)
    • ConTest, Malmö: Contineous delivery (2016-06-09)
    • ConTest, Malmö: Working remotely or in a distributed team (2016-09-15)
    • ConTest, Malmö: Software testing fuck-up stories (2016-10-06)
    • ConTest, Malmö: My most important lesson as a tester (2017-03-01)
    • ConTest, Usability Testing with Katrine Kavli (2017-06-28)

Currently doing

  • Reading
    • A lot of books simultaneously
  • Skill development
    • Coursera, Deep Learning (AI) Specialization by Andrew Ng (Standford University)

Planned

i don’t really plan much about what to do. But I actively work on having loads of stuff that I can can do, if I feel like it. And with so much to choose from, there are almost always something really interesting to dive into.

  • Trainings
    • Nothing planed yet

Feel free to comment on my path. Please point out aspects of becoming a great software tester that I am missing. Do you have an experience to share that might help me to get closer to my goal?

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