Mark Tomlinson host of PerfBytes, Performance Tester, Speaker, and all around Testing guru talks about the similarities of music and testing. Testing and music have many common attributes and it is fun to listen to Mark make the comparison! Mark talks about conferences in general but he gets specific about his upcoming role at STPCon in New Orleans. Mark talks about the mentoring program at the conference he and Mike Lyles are conducting on Thursday. If you are looking for the inside scoop on speaking at STP in the future, check it out now!

About the Author

Mark Tomlinson Mark Tomlinson is a software tester and test engineer. His career began in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system, a project which piqued his interest for software testing, quality assurance, and test automation. That first test project sought to prevent trains from running into each other — and Mark has metaphorically been preventing “train wrecks” for his customers for the past 20 years. He has broad experience with real-world scenario testing of large and complex systems and is regarded as a leading expert in software testing automation with a specific emphasis on performance.

Mark worked for six years at Microsoft Corporation as a performance consultant and engineer in the Microsoft Services Labs, in the Enterprise Engineering Center and in the SQL Server labs. His efforts to foster the success of Microsoft’s top-tier Enterprise customers was focused on their early adoption of Microsoft products as part of mission-critical operations. In 2008, as the LoadRunner Product Manager at HP Software Mark led the team to deliver leading innovations for performance testing and engineering as part of HP’s suite of performance validation and management products.

Mark now offers coaching, training and consulting to help customers adopt modern performance testing and engineering strategies, practices and behaviors for better performing technology systems.