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Objectives

A position as an Agile-influenced tester who combines thinking and test automation to make an impact for the users by ensuring the product delivered is of the highest possible quality. I am curious, always willing to learn, and passionate about sharing what I've learned through mentoring and collaboration. I am open to relocation: having a good team is a great incentive.

Learner Advocate for Egghead May 2020-Current

  • Contributed to the notes and exercises for current and future Egghead lessons
  • Encouraged live questions by asking for clarification or other questions
  • Produced documentation and code to encourage exploration of concepts

Freelance Testing May 2018 -current

  • Provided UI/UX testing on both mobile and desktop
  • Contributed to design issue reports
  • Focused on security and privacy issues
  • Created accessibility and usability checks
  • Verified that tests would run via Jenkins CD/CI
  • Automated useful tests with Selenium, Jest, and codeless tools
  • Produced and updated documentation
  • Input on risks and benefit trade-offs
  • Coordinated dev relations using both email and teleconferences regarding identified issues
  • Full test plans and/or charters written and provided on request
  • Assisted with load and stress testing
  • Provided time and productivity accounting
  • Provided accessibility captions for a video series
  • Assisted with community building and support

Project Contributions

Basketball Wales Aug 2018 – Sept 2019

  • Editor/contributor to PHP code
  • Update security for GDPR contributions
  • Coordinate via Trello and GitLab
  • Completed requested changes to output for players

Languages and Frameworks

  • Selenium
  • Jest/Enzyme
  • HTML/CSS
  • Python/Flask
  • MSSQL

Experience with:

  • C++
  • PHP
  • Security considerations & GDPR
  • SQLAlchemy
  • PyTest
  • Markdown

Repositories

Self-Study Focus

  • Jest
  • Selenium

Interpersonal skills

  • Self discipline and time management
  • Concise, accurate writing
  • Remote work
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Customer service: written, by telephone and voice

References

Education

BBST Foundations, Certificate May 2021
Sastifice, Inc. Certificate, RST-Applied
Test Automation University Certificates
AA, Office Systems, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne WY

Selected tutorials

Previous Work History

I was self-employed with my father as The Wood Shop, and then continued under the name Rings and Reads after his death.

  • Maintaining a database of both customers and inventory
  • Production of wooden and knitted items
  • Planning layout and design
  • Accurate time estimation for finished items
  • Storage and shipping of items and supplies
  • Record keeping for tax and budgeting

Previous to this, we had a small employment agency, doing both local business and US-wide agricultural placements.

  • Maintaining records of clients, including confidentiality
  • Contacting businesses with new clients of potential interest
  • Maintaining records for legal purposes
  • Contract enforcement

These two businesses we supplemented during slow points, but I was able to maintain contributing to them.

Other positions include:
  • Tax Preparation with Liberty Tax Service Cheyenne, WY October 2011-April 2012
  • Office Assistant with Zenith Security Cheyenne, WY July 2011-September 2011
  • Cashier/Maintenance with Pilot Travel Center Cheyenne, WY July 2009-July 2011