Track Talk Th1

I (still) LOVE Finding Bugs!

Tina Knudsen

10:30-11:30 Thursday 13th June

Take these words from Mary Poppins to heart: in every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and – snap! – the job’s a game!

Having fun is an essential part of a happy life, and a powerful tool for boosting creativity, productivity, and overall well-being. Enthusiasm is also the cornerstone of great leadership, personally, or in an organization.

A bug can be funny, ugly, evil, expensive, beautiful, heavy, or have a whole range of other characteristics. I have worked with testing and quality assurance for many years, and even though it’s not politically correct to say so, I still love to find bugs. Finding bugs IS still what motivates me. Implicitly, this means that I want to deliver good and agreed quality – but inside me there is always a tester who feels VERY satisfied when a bug report is created.

Of course, it still makes sense to say that testing is also learning and quality assurance – but having fault finding as the primary motivation also helps to make the test effective.

I will give you stories about real life bugs how they are found (by my fellow testers or me) – and subsequently why it´s (still) ok to be driven by finding bugs. The presentation will quite quickly turn into a dialog about what fun have YOU had testing recently? Why does that keep you going?