Veerle Verhagen is a software tester from the Netherlands, currently working for Dutch Railways. She has a background in historical linguistics and spent a few years in education before turning to IT. She is particularly interested in agile testing, the human beings behind the software, core skills for IT professionals, and ethics in tech. When she's not testing, she likes to put her background in education to use by creating and facilitating workshops. Ask her about: minority languages, historical martial arts, her motorbike, her dream to sail to the Channel Islands in a 6,5, sailboat.