Michael “TestHead” Larsen joined us for a long, long conversation about how you can become a great software tester and how his own career developed through ups and downs, turns and twists (no pun intended) to arrive at his current level of genuine guru. Michael is generous enough to share his pointers and advice about tester self-awareness and several modern-day resources to help you in your software testing career.
About the Author
Michael Larsen I am a long time tester with experience covering networking equipment software, SNMP applications, virtual machines, capacitance touch devices, video games and distributed database applications/web services. I’ve also tended to work as a “Lone Tester” in many of these environments.
I am the producer of STP’s “This Week in Software Testing” podcast (hosted by Matt Heusser).
I am a black-belt in the Miagi-Do School of Software Testing.
I am a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Education Special Interest Group with the Association for Software Testing.
I am a founder and the principal facilitator for the America’s chapter of Weekend Testing.
I wrote a chapter for the book “How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing”, published by Auerbach in 2011.
I can be found on Twitter at @mkltesthead and I blog at http://mkltesthead.com/.