In February, 14 of our Top Testers from across Germany joined Testbirds and IG Metall (a German Worker’s Union) to start a dialogue about fair crowd working. Andreas, Michèle, Alexander, Astrid, Jan and Hermann share their experiences with us as guest bloggers.
This month, we have a special post from our tester Pramod, from India. Read on as he tells us a little about himself and his testing experience, and explains the Seven Principles of Software Testing, a set of well-known principles used by the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) to certify software testers.
Hi, I am Pramod L. from India, a nation known as the land of festivals. We enjoy celebrating festivals throughout the year, and I celebrate being a software tester similarly. For every assignment I undertake, I determine why the client is looking at getting their product tested, and enjoy finding defects that bring smiles to their faces. I do not possess any formal qualification in the field of software testing but have been a part of the industry for more than a decade and a half now, and have enjoyed every minute of my journey. Presently, I am working in managerial capacity for a leading Indian IT MNC.
Meet members of the Testbirds team and have a coffee with us at our booth at the CeBIT this year! The CeBIT, taking place in Hanover, Germany, from March 16th to 20th, is the world’s largest computer trade fair covering a wide range of IT topics, like online security, e-commerce, gaming and of course crowdtesting. And Testbirds is giving away free tickets!
Ever wondered what it takes to become the top tester? Well, now is your chance to find out! We’d like you to meet Zerwikaptur from Germany, currently dominating the Top Birds list with 13.350 experience points. You’ll also find a picture of him in his testing gear: a Testbirds t-shirt we awarded him after he reached 10.000 experience points.
Today, we’re happy to introduce Tatiana from Spain. She joined Testbirds last October and has already participated in several tests in English, Spanish and German. We invited her to our blog to hear her story and to find out what advice she has for new testers.
My name is Tatiana and I’m 23 years old. I’m living in Barcelona since I started to study Modern Languages in the Pompeu Fabra University in 2009. After finishing this degree I began a postgraduate degree in Script Writing. When I finished my studies in June 2014, I moved to Heidelberg, Germany in order to improve my German. I lived there for three months with my girlfriend Lina.
For this month’s tester story, we have invited Alexis from Belgium to share his Testbirds experience. He is one of the most experienced testers in Belgium and was chosen as our Bird of the Month in the Best Bug Finder category this May. We asked him to introduce himself and tell us how he landed in the Testbirds Nest.
People become part of our crowdtesting communitie for different reasons, depending on their interests and possible rewards. In order to both create the best possible circumstances for high-quality results and to foster tester activity, we asked our community what motivates them to contribute to crowdtesting. The following is a summary of the results.
It’s time for another story from one of our testers. Meet vema, who was awarded Bird of the Month last July in the category Best Bug Finder. She is German and talks about her background and motivation as a tester. Enjoy!
Egal, ob es sich „nur“ um Rechtschreibfehler handelt oder die Webseite crasht, sobald eine bestimmte Funktion ausgeführt wird – für mich absolute No-Gos und im Privaten nicht selten das K.-o.-Kriterium für Webseiten, Apps und jedwede andere Art von Software.
Every day, thousands of birds play in our nest and thoroughly test apps and websites. But what motivates them to find bugs and give usability feedback in their spare time? Here are the answers of three experienced Testbirds. Continue reading