Going Undercover in the Mob - Jasmin Smith

13th January 2023
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Talk Description

The talk will cover my experience participating in mob programming as a tester without a strong technical background. At first, it made me feel empowered, but eventually, imposter syndrome kicked in and I felt like I wasn't contributing enough value to the team. But my developers pulled me back in. Throughout the process, I learned a great deal about programming, the system under test, and about empathy.

Attendees will see that mob programming is an activity that everyone can participate in and add value, regardless of your background. Not only can you add value, but you also gain a lot through participation. Working with a supportive team can help you overcome obstacles like imposter syndrome.

What you’ll learn

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

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Jasmin Smith has been working in software testing since 2008 and is currently employed by Cox Automotive as a QA Lead in their Media division in Dallas, TX. She also works as the co-chapter leader and teaches classes for the DFW chapter of Girl Develop It.
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