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Experience Reports - C#

Experience Reports
with Louise Gibbs, Viv Richards, Kate Paulk, Michiel Vanthuyne

About This Experience Reports

Gwen Diagram will focus today on C# language, discussing the approaches taken to tackle these challenges with each experience report.

Each speaker will share their solution to the challenge, including the tools they used (and why), their thinking behind the choices they made as well as any problems they overcame. No doubt you’ll recognise problems you’ve experienced yourself, now you have the chance to ask questions and take a deeper dive into all things C# and find a better way of addressing the challenges. Getting the most out of this Experience Report.

If you want to see the format in action, check out the recordings from the Automation Week which happened back in October 2020.

Your Speakers

Louise Gibbs

Louise Gibbs

Louise recently started work as a Senior QA Analyst at MandM Direct, an online sportswear retailer. Before this, she worked at Malvern Panalytical, a company that developed scientific instruments for a variety of industries, most notably pharmaceuticals. She was involved in testing the software used to carry out automated particle imaging and raman spectroscopy to identify particles in a mixed sample. Louise graduated from Bangor University with a degree in Computer Science for Business. Her first job after university was as a software tester for Loyalty Logistix, a company that produced Web, Mobile and Desktop applications that allowed members of the Automotive industry to run Loyalty schemes for customers.

Viv Richards

Viv Richards

Viv Richards is a QA Consultant and director of Rubber Duck Consulting with over 10 years experience both developing and testing web applications. He is an international speaker, blogger and a community bumblebee. In his spare time he enjoys teaching children to code as a CodeClub volunteer as well as bringing communities together to share skills and knowledge by organising local meet-up's as well as organising South Wales largest software development conference.

Kate Paulk

Kate Paulk

Systems Quality Analyst

I like to refer to myself as a chaos magnet, because if software is going to go wrong, it will go wrong for me. I stumble over edge cases without trying, accidentally summons demonic entities, and am a shameless geek girl of the science fiction and fantasy variety, with a strange sense of humor. Testing for more than 15 years has done nothing to make my sense of humor any less strange. I have a twitter account which I mostly ignore, and a Facebook account which I also ignore. If there's anyone who is worse than me at social media, I haven't met them. The same applies to my very intermittently updated blog (which I've been meaning to get back to for... more than 3 years now)

Michiel Vanthuyne

Michiel Vanthuyne

Principal Quality Assurance Engineer and QX coach

Michiel is principal quality assurance engineer and quality and user experience coach at Skyline Communications. After several years of working as an electronics and field quality engineer, he changed his career to work as software system engineer about 10 years ago. Putting those experiences together, his job evolved to software quality assurance engineering. His main focus is currently on manual and automated testing of .Net WPF desktop applications and continuous testing orchestration.

Your Host

Gwen Diagram

Gwen Diagram

Engineering Manager

Gwen Diagram is a technology professional from Leeds who specialises in testing.  She is an avid automation evangelist with a focus on testing complemented by repeatable build processes with monitoring. She has had varied roles throughout her career including Scrum Master at a Start Up, Engineering Manager at a bank and DevOps kid at a large Financial Services organisation. She is currently an Engineering Manager at Sonocent in Leeds.

As a strong believer in making the tech industry as open and punk as possible, she co-organises a twice yearly free day long testing conference called the Leeds Testing Atelier.  She speaks regularly at local meet-up groups, Agile Yorkshire and Leeds DevOps, duels with creative types at events like the Tech Off, speaks internationally at conferences such as Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn and was the closing keynote at Agile on the Beach in Falmouth, UK in 2018.

Outside of work, you will usually find her hanging around a Natural History Museum somewhere in the world marvelling at how incredibly excellent dinosaurs are, feeding pigeons or ducks or obsessing over transport.