The Full-Stack Tester: An Interpretation

Presenter: Kyle McEvoy

You may have heard of the term full-stack developer but have you come across the term full-stack tester?

 

As a tester, in an organization that provides software as a service, you probably find yourself testing your product features solely via desktop, web or mobile clients. In a lot of circumstances, this is a sound approach but could your team benefit from you being able to test the underlying systems that serve the data to your clients too?

 

As test leader or community in your organization, what benefits would cultivating such a shift in skillset of your testers bring to your teams and how might this be done and what challenges might you face?

 

In this talk, Kyle will provide an interpretation of what a full-stack tester is, how this aspect of the software testing role at FanDuel came to be and the benefits it has brought.

 

This is also a story of challenges faced in helping our testers in becoming “full-stack” and how we overcame them to bring about a higher level of effectiveness and efficiency across our product development teams particularly in such a fast growing organization and market.

Kyle McEvoy

Bio:

Kyle McEvoy is the Director of QA at FanDuel, the leading daily fantasy sports company in the US and Canada. With over twelve years experience in software engineering, functional and performance testing across financial, healthcare and daily fantasy sports industries, Kyle has been helping organisations become more effective and efficient in delivering quality products and services to markets.

 

You can follow Kyle on Twitter (https://twitter.com/_kmce).

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Bio:

Kyle McEvoy is the Director of QA at FanDuel, the leading daily fantasy sports company in the US and Canada. With over twelve years experience in software engineering, functional and performance testing across financial, healthcare and daily fantasy sports industries, Kyle has been helping organisations become more effective and efficient in delivering quality products and services to markets.

 

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