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November 13–17, 2017 Potsdam, Germany

There and Back Again, A Hobbit/Developer/Tester’s Journey

Testers and developers can learn from each other to make better software and make each other better.

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

For many development organizations, that is precisely where testers seem to be put: out of sight and rarely, if ever, considered for challenging, “technical” problems. No songs are sung about them, no tales are told of their prowess. Indeed, it might be said they do and contribute little that impact others outside their small Shire.

This presentation is a talk on how one tester had an adventure and found himself doing and saying things that were very unexpected. While he may have lost the respect of some testers around him, what he gained – well, perhaps we’ll see what he gained.

Join Pete Walen as he tells the story of an adventure he had writing code in one language and learning about other languages, and working with developers as a developer, and how together they explored writing better code and how testing could be done better for their team.

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