Quality Coaching/Advocacy: discussion panel @Canva

Thanks to Canva for hosting this event. Thanks to Testing Times for co-sponsoring: https://testingtimes.com.au/

Companies are shifting towards a quality coaching/advocacy model. Hear how some of the leading tech companies in Sydney are changing their approaches to quality. This is an interactive discussion panel.

Discussion Panel members
Pete Bartlett from PlanIt
Pete leads a team of automation experts at a consultancy firm. Recently he lead the Quality Practice at an email marketing company and introduced a Quality Coach model, and pioneered a Quality Champions initiative to up skill developers in testing, while working solo amongst 50+ software engineers.

Sahar Khoshraveshan from Ansarada
Sahar is a quality coach at deal brokerage for startups platform. They have a handful of testers to 50+ engineers and are scaling that “testers” mindset in their teams.

Paulo Lai from Canva
Paulo is ex-google and is now helping improve engineering efficiency at one of Australia’s more recent startup success companies. Canva is a design company that makes design work super easy.

Divya Konnur from Tyro
Divya is a test practice representatives at Tyro Payments a startup bank on the business banking sector. She has 14 years of software testing experience and recently transitioned into quality advocate role.

6-6:30pm Networking over nibbles and drinks
6:30pm welcome and kick off
7:30pm community announcements and networking
8pm finish

This will be interactive. You will be able to put questions forward using an online tool and vote for for your favourites.

Why are we charging? High drop out rates are annoying. Please give a gold coin donation for the Sydney testers Social event Kitty. Cash on the day is fine if you don’t have paypal.

Testing Times has a “Becoming a quality coach” training package. Reach out to Deepika or Anne-Marie for more details.


February 12


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Testers/events/258285847/

Sydney Testers

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Testers/

Canva - 80 Cooper Street

80 Cooper Street

Surry Hills, AU