STAREAST 2022 Keynote : Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Test Engineer


Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Test Engineer

Being a test engineer comes with unique challenges. It is unlike other engineering positions because of its holistic approach. As the subject matter expert in your field, you are expected to know your product's details from end to end, but there are process changes and culture changes that would have made my life a lot easier. There are processes that each company I have worked at does differently, and in this talk, I will share them with you so that you understand what to do and what not to do. Through my testing experience, I have learned foundational concepts that I wish I had known before starting my journey. I’ve worked in various testing roles, from only manual testing to automated testing, to a combination of both. You will learn the common mistakes test engineers make, why code quality starts with culture, the things no one really cares about, and how to solidify your team’s definition of done.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Talia Nassi is a Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and international keynote speaker based in Los Angeles, California who delivers content on all things serverless and testing. She enjoys helping developers understand how to build efficient serverless applications seamlessly and at scale, as well as how to efficiently test them, and optimizing CI/CD pipelines. Previously, she worked as a test engineer at WeWork, where she lead her team to fully test in production.