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Extend Your Testing Capabilities When You Are Not Testing

February 18, 2021

Extend Your Testing Capabilities When You Are Not Testing

We cannot ignore that all of us "Testers" love being creative at our work. We want to learn new techniques, new ways of testing, explore more applications in different business fields. Indeed, we are very curious to get more knowledge.

Some of us find that leaving our organization can help us develop more skills as a tester by discovering new projects, dealing with new tools, new languages ... We can't ignore this fact.

But what if we stay at the same organization while it's already challenging, try to learn more different ways and practice them with other testers in the world, and then try to implement them at your work place and share them with your team to improve your way of testing – such as gamifying your way of testing, building testing communities of practice and much more!

Come and learn different activities you can do outside of your working hours that can make you a better tester. The only criteria is - you need to be generous to share and receive from others.

In this session, learn:
- The importance of building communities of practice
- The importance of gamifying your workplace
- Different activities which will strengthen the testing community


February 18, 2021

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