Posted: Apr 29, 2022

TestBash World 2022 - Find Out Who We’ve Confirmed So Far!

As the excitement builds around TestBash World 2022, so does the lineup! 

The first wave of speakers has now been confirmed and we do have some incredible names in line for you.

As we’re still working on getting a good variety of topics and sending more invitations out, I can assure you that this TestBash World will have a testing topic for you.

A second announcement will be made soon with the second wave of names.


So let’s get to know the confirmed speakers so far:

Ashley Graf, a former marketer and eCommerce coordinator turned software tester, Ashley has worked in QA for the last few years at a startup, a few consultancies, and a big corp. She enjoys using her analytics skills and marketing background to translate testing concepts for new audiences. Fun fact! The first thing she ever tested was the batteries on a solar-electric race car. Ashley has worked on projects across healthcare, energy, education, financial services, and food & beverage for companies of various sizes.

Brittany Stewart is a Senior QA Consultant at QualityWorks. As a Certified Tester (CTFL) with over 3 years of experience in software testing, she has successfully led and participated in testing projects that span across multiple industries. Brittany helps organizations improve and execute test strategies for both web and mobile applications.

Cristiano Cunha is a Solution Architect & Test Advocate in Xray Team. He is passionate about testing, automation and delivery process improvement. He started his career as a developer and evolved to be a tester, passing through an Infrastructure position along the way, always learning different ways to enhance the process, either technically or focusing on soft skills. His career path, having been on all sides of the trenches, provided him with a unique view of the process and the challenges it puts forward.

Dylan Lacey loves to solve problems, help people, hold opinions, make things, and the oxford comma.  Usually, he does this with computers, although sometimes a kitchen and, on one memorable occasion, 120'000 bees. Dylan’s been Engineering the Softwares for over 13 years.

Francis Ho is the Quality Engineering Lead at Auror, a startup that helps prevent retail crime, reduce loss and make stores safer. Francis is passionate about creating a work environment that allows people to do their best work, and he loves building software that brings a positive impact to society. Francis lives in New Zealand, home of the Hobbits. In his spare time, he is busy exploring with his two years old son and listening to baby shark on repeat.

Joel Montvelisky has been in testing and QA since 1997, working as a tester, QA Manager and Director, and a Consultant for companies in Israel, the US and the EU. Joel is a Forbes council member, a blogger with the QA Intelligence Blog, and is constantly imparting webinars on a number of testing and Quality Related topics. In addition, Joel is the founder and Chair of the OnlineTestConf, the co-founder of the State of Testing survey and report and a Director at the Association of Software Testing.

Julia Duran has been working in IT for more than 18 years, of which more than 15 I have been in Testing and is currently a Testing Engineer are Glofox. Julia works result-oriented and believes in continuous learning. In order to improve the projects for which she is responsible, she loves to experiment in order to find changes that create improvements.

Mike Talks works in Wellington, shaping testing approaches for a number of projects. He loves strategy in all shapes and sizes, having helped to deliver all shapes and sizes of projects. However, challenge him to a game of chess, and he might need clarification of "how does the horsey move again?

Samuel Nitsche is a curiosity-driven software developer who programs, learns and collaborates in the software trade since the early 2000s. He works as a Senior Software Developer and trainer at Smart Enterprise Solutions GmbH. His main interest is in modern database development, automated testing and code quality, topics he writes regularly about on different platforms. He is an Oracle ACE, one of the main contributors and maintainers of utPLSQL and loves to share his experience in an entertaining way - gladly in Sith robes - at meetups and conferences.

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