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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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Michael Hunter

Microsoft
Senior SDET
Bellevue, WA

While studying architecture in Chicago, IL, I took an internship updating CAD drawings at a major Chicago bank. My desire to make the computer do most of the work turned that internship into a full-time job writing applications for the CAD system as well as for other areas of the bank. At the same time, a major CAD company was looking for people fluent in both CAD and programming - a perfect fit with my experience. The collaboration proved fruitful for both parties; I found lots of issues with the APIs, and the expertise I developed with those APIs led to my first published articles.

My work on AutoCAD brought me a job offer from a competitor and my first full-time testing job. A later acquisition of that company by Microsoft made me a Microsoftie, and I'm somewhat bemused to have now spent thirteen years helping Microsoft test better.

My "You Are Not Done Yet" checklist and other good stuff are at http://www.thebraidytester.com.