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IT industry and technology evolves more and more dynamically. So does the role of Quality Assurance. Do we even still name it like that in the age of DevOps, microservices, ML, AI, serverless, etc.? Who are we nowadays? What exactly is our role?
Are we still the focusing on delivering the best possible software or do we prefer chasing all the buzzwords, new technologies, and methodologies industry throw at us?
In my talk, I would like to tell you a story of a guy who went from a total greenhorn in IT, to a guy leading in projects for clients from the Fortune 500 list – my story.
It is going to be a bit personal, a bit controversial but hopefully in the end, also optimistic.
I want to show you how I evolved as a tester, QA and most importantly, an engineer. I want to share what parts of the surrounding changes I happily embrace and what parts I hate and I am sad to see.
Based on my observations on the industry, many interviews, countless discussions during conferences and meetups, and of course my personal experience I would like to explore the evolution of QA role.