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Let’s Talk About….Women In Testing

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As part of our Hangout series, in May we held an event to discuss the issuers surrounding women in testing.

Continuing our series of open discussions on various aspects of life as a tester, we explored in depth the topics of debate surrounding women in testing, how it differs, if at all from the wider women in tech issues,. what can we do to resolve it and a few other matters of discussion as well.

 

What we discussed?

Topics included:

  • What are the issues relating to women in software testing
  • How do we address these issues
  • How to encourage more women testers
  • Should there be quotas for Conferences for women speakers?
  • What does the future hold?

 

The Let’s Talk About Series

If you are interested in the Let’s Talk About…series, you can find more information and other episodes from the series here.

 

The Experts

 

Alison Wade

Alison is the Programme Chair of Mobile Dev + Test Conference. She plays a pivotal role in the development of the Better Software, Agile Development Practices, DevOps Conferences, and STAR Conferences in the USA, in addition to directing Software Quality Engineering’s highly respected training curriculum and programs.

She strives to increase awareness of diversity in the software industry with regard to both the workforce and the role of software beyond commercial products and IT departments. In 2015, Alison launched a Women Who Test day dedicated to women in software testing, in conjunction with the STARWEST conference.

Through her work as a board member of Humanitarian ToolBox, Alison brings her years of experience to leverage technology and help skilled volunteer communities solve the needs of response organizations and communities affected by natural disasters

 

Rajini PadmanabanRajini (small)

As Sr. Director of Engagement, Rajini Padmanaban leads the engagement management for some of QA InfoTech’s largest and most strategic accounts. She has over twelve years of professional experience, primarily in software quality assurance. Rajini advocates software quality through evangelistic activities including blogging on test trends, technologies and best practices. She is also an active speaker in conferences run by SQE and QAI STC. Her writings are featured in TechWell, Sticky Minds, Better Software Magazine and the most recent is a book she co-authored on crowdsourced testing, published by Taylor & Francis in Sept 2014.

 

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