Harness the Power of Debugging!
Debugging is a superpower which will elevate anyone in tech to the next level and for a tester the benefits increase multifold. With this superpower in their arsenal any ordinary tester could transform into an extraordinary one. This talk is a reflection on how debugging has changed my life and empowered me to navigate the various challenges in my career. I started debugging as part of analysing bugs, then used it to understand and read code. Later got involved in writing automated checks which in turn gave me the tools to expand my testing and look at software implementations with a different perspective. Following the positive results, I have tried to employ the same routine on other problem areas. From my experiences, I have found that one could debug a production issue to do root cause analysis, debug a process to identify gaps, debug an idea/problem to understand the scope, debug an initiative to explore the possibilities and many more. The whole journey takes a different turn when done alone, when done with someone or a group, when different tools and techniques are used.
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Kika is passionate about testing and approaches testing with a holistic view. She has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry, working as a tester, developer, and a trainer. Kika believes in the power of people and collaborating to build a safe environment where the teams can thrive and work on creating great software. She enjoys teaching and getting involved in community activities like speaking at conferences, delivering workshops. She is also one of the tutors at the Coders Guild and a core member of Synapse QA. Also, a keen advocate of Women in Tech initiatives and a global ambassador. In her spare time, loves spending time with her family and writing short stories.