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Friday, June 28 • 10:30 - 11:15
Finding Power in Authenticity

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I was terrified. I did not feel that I was good enough. I started thinking that tech may not be for me. I just joined a very high-performing team having modern agile practices as a first-ever QA. The team did not know what exactly to expect from me, and I did not know myself how I can help, so I had to learn to embrace others and most importantly myself.

Having worked in a startup as the first QA it had and then shifting to consulting where I also was the only QA in the role, I had some challenges: there was noone to tell me what a QA is supposed to be within that context. At the start I even did tasks which were not really my expertise, like, working on the infrastructure code. This was a good learning experience, but I did not feel like I was contributing.

Finding the power in just being yourself can be a daunting task, but it’s extremely rewarding. I managed to climb over myself and find ways how to contribute to the team just embracing myself and not trying to be somebody else. In this session, I will share my story of how I did that, and, hopefully, inspire you to find power in your own authenticity.

Session takeaways

  • QA role is very flexible and can be shaped according to the needs
  •  Often QAs act as a team glue for which we work on adaptability
  •  As there is no silver bullet, every QA needs to embrace their authenticity

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Lina Zubyte

QA Consultant, ThoughtWorks
Lina Zubyte is a passionate Quality Enthusiast who loves to ask questions, test, collaborate with diverse departments and investigate issues. Lina has worked in companies of different sizes (large multi-national companies and a startup), moved countries for work and had to adapt quickly... Read More →

Friday June 28, 2019 10:30 - 11:15
Room 701-702 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA

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