Hi! My name is Samantha and I live in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. I was born in South Africa and lived there most of my life but I’ve been in NZ for 3 and a bit years.
I started out as a Business Analyst. After moving to NZ, I moved into a testing role because of the need in the town I moved to (Small town, not too many tech companies) which was fine because I was usually the tester when I was a BA anyway
I’ve been a manual tester up until now but because we’re in a growth phase, we need to up our automated testing so that we can go to daily release cycles.
I am using MoT to learn more about all things automated but my immediate need is in running tests in parallel to bring our test time down to 30 minutes and making the existing tests more stable and write new ones.
I am also learning how to be more senior (whatever that means in my company’s context which changes constantly) and take on a team lead role that’s opening up in the company.
Excited to get to know everyone