A Road to Awesomeness – Huib Schoots

13th January 2023
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Huib Schoots

Quality Coach, Agile Expert, Change Maker, Product Improver, Problem Solver, Tester, Scrum Master

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Talk Description

New to testing? Looking improve your testing skills? Recently discovered the testing community and wondering what we’ve been talking about all this time? Well, this talk is for you then!

Huib is awesome. Well, he thinks he is. Others do to though, based on the popularity of his popular blogpost “Heuristics for recognizing professional testers”. In this talk, Huib will share his view on what an awesome tester is, based on that blogpost.

How did Huib become an awesome tester? What does he know that we may not. What skills has he learnt over his career, that we are perhaps yet to. What characteristics has he identified in himself and other awesome testers? Huib is going to share his personal learning journey with us. Offering us his map into the world of learning software testing, a detailed comprehensive map. Huib will walk us through his map expanding on why his map contains this area, key concepts to grasp in this area, how he cut his path through this area, sharing with us who and what helped him.

As a coach and trainer, Huib has coached and trained many software testers in his career. Over this time he has collated a huge list of useful resources, including books, blogs, videos and some great communities. Huib will equip you with them all, giving you all he has to offer, preparing you as best he can for your journey, be it at the start, or a new chapter. It just leaves one question, what does your map look like?

What you’ll learn

By the end of this talk, you'll be able to:

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Huib Schoots

Quality Coach, Agile Expert, Change Maker, Product Improver, Problem Solver, Tester, Scrum Master

Huib in a couple of words: humanist, open, direct, creative, idea generator, result driven, humor, problem solver, curious, confronting, critical thinker, passionate and energetic, lifelong learner, entrepreneurial, analytic and continuous (world) improver. Fascinated by mindset, thinking, behavior and collaboration. His personal life: hanging out with friends, trombone in a brass band, board & computer games, LEGO, photography, running, beer brewing, magic tricks, travelling and reading. His personal mission: making better people and quality software by connecting, innovating, facilitating, coaching, enabling and teaching.
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