We believe it is important to allow our speakers as much freedom as possible in choosing their topics. With this in mind, in order to ensure the independent character of the conference, the programme of Testing United 2020 will selected by 4 distinguished members of testing community.
They will evaluate the speaking porposals based on this year’s topic “Becoming Superheroes: Lessons Learned in Software Testing”. We are focusing on real life stories of failures and lessons learned in your testing journey; including those related to data, privacy and security.
Raj is a Speaker, Writer and Tech Career Coach at ChaiLatte Consulting. He helps developer tools and/or services companies build awareness, increase organic website traffic, and generate leads through content creation and social influencer marketing. He also provides tech career coaching to help professionals reach the next phase in their career paths and is a sought after speaker for various events. He actively contributes thought leadership and enrichment to the software community through conference talks, contributed articles, blogs and youtube videos, where he shares development, testing, leadership, self-improvement and productivity experiences gained through various life experiences. You can read Raj’s expertise on his personal website www.rajsubra.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on twitter – @epsilon11.
Jana is a QA Director at SinnerSchrader. She started as a junior tester with zero experience and over the 7 years she gained not just the missing experience but also a passion for testing. It was that passion which led her to a management role. Jana focuses on change of perception of testers as well as delivering the right quality to the market.
Jana is one of the organisers of ProTEST community for testers in Prague and also a mentor at Femme Palette, a platform for career growth and networking for women.
Besides testing she focuses also on leadership techniques.
After intense experiences with the C64 and Amiga 500 in his youth, it was crystal clear to Ron that he would start his professional career in IT. Ron chimed into the early days of Internet got into programming websites in early 2000. Having received a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Bath University, he served in various technical IT roles – which even brought him to Japan – and finally, he found his passion for Software Testing.
A QA professional for more than a dozen of years, Ron is specialising in mobile and web testing. Engaged as Test Lead for a large international software provider for the construction industry, he successfully established and led agile testing teams in Germany and the UK, created E2E web and app automation frameworks and excelled as a group-wide internal test consultant. In 2016 he joined QualityMinds, an international IT Quality Consultancy in Munich. There he built up the Mobile Testing Team and later became Team Lead of the Agile Testing and Mobile Testing Teams. As consultant, he got a broad view of different industries, projects and customer problems and helped in automation, BDD and giving workshops promoting a quality culture. After a successful 3.5 years in consulting, Ron joined the video streaming startup Joyn as Lead Automation Engineer, shaping the way iOS, Android and Smart TV test automation is done.
Assets Ron cultivated over time are vast experience in mobile, web and API testing, delivering automation projects, performing quality assessments and running workshops. He’s a keynote speaker and has contributed talks on Software Testing topics at international testing conferences and meetups. His latest interests are IoT and Machine Learning/AI in Testing. Luckily life’s not all about work – Ron loves mountain biking, climbing and skiing, as well as spending quality time (thoroughly offline) with his wife and three sons.
Petr has 20+ years of experience across a wide range of industries with particular focus on software quality assurance and software testing. He held technical and managerial software engineering positions in the telecommunications, enterprise system solutions, smart cities, intelligent traffic systems and hi-tech industries. Petr earned a Master’s degree from Faculty of Informatics in Brno and MBA in Strategic Management from Nottingham Trent University.
Since 2015, Petr has been in charge of President of the Czech and Slovak Testing Board and he also drives his own company YES4Q providing top-tier training and consultancy services. Petr holds an ISTQB Expert Level – Improving the Test Process certification and various ISTQB Advanced Level certifications.
Peter studied at Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University. He has over 13 years of experience in testing. His main expertise in testing is crisis test/project management. Passion for testing led him to an idea of starting a company of his own where he could offer more than just testing. In 2016, Peter turned this idea into reality and started a company called KRONE where he puts an emphasis on value being delivered to the customer. At KRONE- besides leading the company – he stays on battlefield and focuses on delivery of strategic projects.
In 2016 Peter was published as a co-author of book “Efektivní testování softwaru”. As a speaker he contributed to the testing community at Czech Test Conference and Pro Test.