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What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives. At this year’s conference speakers will share with you the lessons that they have learned in Software Testing, as well as how these lessons influence the way that we approach testing both now and in the future.

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Wednesday, August 28 • 11:05am - 12:20pm
An Ongoing Journey of Testing Mentorship

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Rob Bowyer’s experience as a life-long learner and tester suggests that the mentorship relationship is fundamental to the learning journey; whether specifically applied to personal learning, professional development or introspection and personal improvement. As a QA Manager, Rob has found himself in the role of the Mentor as well as Mentee.

Sabina Simons, a young, enthusiastic and intelligent “first-job” tester has proven herself to be Rob’s Mentee with “Rock Star” potential.

In this presentation, Rob and Sabina share with you the highlights of their Mentoring story to date.  Hear about Rob’s challenges, successes & evolution as a Mentor as well as Sabina’s perspective on her testing challenges and what she believes she has learned specifically due to their mentoring model, the value of that learning, the challenges she has faced and how she has evolved as both a tester and as a Mentee.

If you are, or would like to be, a Mentor or a Mentee you will not want to miss this session. Bring your critical thinking caps for the Q & A section to pick their brains, share your similar or dissimilar experiences and/or share your tips related to what they can expect during the next chapter of their Mentorship story.

Speakers
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Rob Bowyer

Qaulity Assurance Manager, eSolutions Group
Rob has been helping people and teams test software in a rapid and cognitive manner for over a decade. As a coach and leader, Rob focuses on mentorship and enabling testers to succeed. With a strong foundation in the context driven school of testing Rob has had experience in a wide variety of domains – including healthcare, mobile, education and municipal. | In his own back yard, Rob maintains a stewardship role in his local software quality... Read More →
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Sabina Simons

Software Tester, Desire2Learn Inc.
I'm an enthusiastic software tester living in Waterloo (ON), Canada and working as a software tester for Desire2Learn Inc. I always look forward to talking about and learning about better ways to test software among other things. I like understanding abstract concepts and applying them in a real-world situation.


Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:05am - 12:20pm
Hall of Ideas F One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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