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Maaret Pyhäjärvi
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Testing, agile and business enthusiast from Finland.
Testing, agile and business enthusiast from Finland.

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Making a Wrong Right
I've coached my share of awesome speakers to get started in speaking. That makes me a frequent mentor. I'm also an infrequent sponsor, and would love to find possibilities to make that more common. This week, one of my mentees spoke up in a group of women i...

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Dare to be the change you want to see
"Thank you for not having the steering group preparation meeting", he carefully said after the 1st steering group meeting after the holidays. I probably looked puzzled, as for me it was obvious and part of what I had signed up for. I wasn't about to turn in...

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A Serendipitous Acquintance
We met online. Skype to be precise. Just a random person I did not know, submitting to our conference. And we talk to everyone on Skype. As the call started, we had our cameras on like we always do to begin a call, to create a contact between people instead...

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We don't test manually at all
We sat in a room, the 7 of us. It was a team interview for a new candidate and we were going though usual moves I already knew from doing so many of these in the last few weeks. And as part of the moves, we asked the programmer candidate on how they test th...

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Community over Technology in Open-Source
So, you have created an open source tool. Great, congratulations. I'm still planning on adding mine to the pile. But let me say something I wonder if techie people understand: your tool is not the only tool. And as a user of these tools, I'm feeling the w...

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Making a conference talk practical (for me)
I've again had the annual pleasure of talking amazing people from around the world, both seasoned speakers and new, and get inspired by their stories. It pains me to know that a small percentage of all the awesome people can be selected, and that our spec...

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Greedy Speakers are the Death of conferences
Conference organizing is hard work. Lots of hours. Stress over risks. ' But it's also great and amazing. Bringing people together to learn and network makes me feel like I'm making a small difference in the world. And for me in 2017 it has also been losing ...

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A Team Member with Testing Emphasis
Browsing Twitter, I came across a thought-provoking tweet: Oh, I'm no tester. I'm a dev who loves testers cos of how I can't test. I can check my code is working, but I can't tell when it's broken. — Liz Keogh (@lunivore) July 22, 2017 Liz Keogh is amazing ...

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Automation tests worth maintaining
A retrospective was on it's way. Post-it's with Keep / Drop / Try were added as we discussed together the perspectives. I stood a little on the side, being the loud one, leaving room for other people's voices. And then one voice spoke out, attaching a post-...

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