Ambassadors

Become country amabassador

You are well known in the agile community of your country. You have a large network with contacts. You are a passionate agile tester. People of your community are following your blog. You are Twitter addicted and you want to become an active part of the Agile Testing Days?

How to apply for the ambassador role? Check out our Call for Ambassadors requirements and follow the instructions.

Download Call for Ambassadors Requirements (PDF, 0.1 MB)

 

Austria

Portrait - Helmut Pichler
Helmut Pichler
ANECON

Helmut Pichler: “Testing is my passion!” has been in the IT for more than 25 years. Helmut already specialized in Testing many, many years ago and is now working in customer projects as a consultant and manager for Software Test & Quality Management.  In his spare time (you remember: “… passion…” ;-) ) he is president of the Austrian Testing Board .

Helmut has followed the Agile initiative since 2005 and established the first agile approaches in the System Development Standards of a large IT company. His focus is on practical, hands on experience in real life agile projects (his understanding for agile is here mainly flexible!).
Besides that he supports customer projects in establishing Testing as a real profession, also in Agile environments. Parallel to his project work Helmut develops also Agile workshops and training courses. Parallel to his project work Helmut develops also Agile workshops and training courses and is one of the first trainer for Certified Agile Tester® /CAT in Austria.

 

China

Xu Yi

Agile & Lean Coach at Nokia, 9 experience in IT field, in Testing and Test Automation since Feb.2005, in Scrum/Agile since Jan.2006, as dedicated Agile Coach and Consultant since Dec.2008. Worked for Nokia Networks (now Nokia Siemens Networks), HP Enterprise Services, and now Nokia Mobile Phones. Thanks to Elisabeth Hendrickson’s inspiration, I’m Test Obsessed!

More at kaverjody.com/about.

 

Italy

Alessandro Collino
Onion S.p.A.

7+ years of experience in IT

  • Certifications: Scrum Master, ISTQB Foundation Level, ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager, ISTQB Advancel Level Test Analyst
  • Member of the ITA-STQB (ISTQB – Italian National Board) – www.ita-stqb.org
  • Active member of the ISTQB Community, participating at international ISTQB meetings and with strong involvement in different working groups

Born in 1975 and graduated in Computer Science and Information Engineering at the “Politecnico” of Milan, despite of the 7+ years of experience, Alessandro has matured and exploited know-how in conducting various medium-sized and large projects for several companies in various fields, in particular:

  • Avionics (working on very complex equipments for the most important Helicopter Consortiums)
  • Aerospace (working on a part of the ground segment for the ESA Mars Express project)
  • Energy (working in a project conceived to provide new services in the market of energy distribution)
  • Industrial (working on consumer electronic products)
  • Telecommunications (where he is currently working for innovative platforms for UMTS)

Concerning the above activities, he has worked on all the phases of a complete classical product life cycle, ranging from specification to acceptance testing. In this respect, he has concentrated his efforts mainly on verification and validation activities (e.g. in avionics he has participated successfully in the certification of an embedded system for a real-time application, according to the DO-178B standard).
He works in Italy at ONION S.p.A. (www.onion.it) and collaborates closely with Dr. Gualtiero Bazzana (CEO of Onion S.p.A. and founder of ITA-SQTB) for important initiatives in software testing.

Alessandro is also active as speaker at software conferences, as program committee member of important conferences, as author for testing magazines, and is very much involved in the Agile community.

 

Latvia

Dmitry Lebedev

Since age of 13 programming is Dmitry’s greatest passion. During his career, he was working as developer, tester, team lead and development manager, and still, after 15 years he enjoys of writing a code. During his spare time he develops communities for other software developers: Agile Latvia & Latvian Developers Network, and organizes conferences.

 

The Netherlands


Anko Tijman
Ordina

Anko Tijman is principal consultant on Agile testing at Ordina. He has more than 13 years experience in software testing and holds ISEB Practitioner and TMap certificates. Anko is involved in agile testing since 2001. He is a ScrumMaster. In Nov 2008 he published his second book on Agile testing on the Dutch market (‘Testing 2.0’). He was speaker at TestNet, EuroSTAR, AgileTD09 and AgileTD10 and other agile conferences. He is considered the thoughtleader on agile testing in the Netherlands.

 

Poland


Radosław Smilgin
testerzy.pl

As an experienced tester with a rich project portfolio and a strong theoretical backup, Radek trains testers and prepares them for certified examinations, as much as supports many IT projects. Having worked as a Test Manager in some international corporations, he frequently conveyed his knowledge into the fields of practical testing. As an owner of website testerzy.pl, Radek shares his knowledge with other testers pursuing at the same time his idea of spreading testing within the IT branch.

 

Russia

Andrey Rebrov
ScrumTrek

My name is Andrey Rebrov. I’m 25 and I have big plans on my future life.

I’ve started as software developer in Magenta Technology – big British software company specialized on enterprise java solutions and I’ve worked here for more than 3 years. Then I’ve moved to Moscow to famous outstuffing company Luxoft as senior java developer and scrum master in UBS& And now I’m working as agile engineering coach in ScrumTrek, Russia.

As an engineering coach I help team with learning and adopting XP practice, as TDD or test automation. In the other hand I’m trying to facilitate them to learn. Big part of my job is building Russian Software Craftsmanship Community bit.ly/codecrafting.

At my work I also use innovation and agile games and at the moment I’m working on innovation games popularization in Russia and Russian communities.

 

Spain

Carlos Blé

Passionate software developer and entrepreneur. Blogger at www.carlosble.com. Always looking for better ways to develop software products and raise the motivation of the team. Main author of the first book on TDD in the Spanish language (www.dirigidoPorTests.com/el-libro). As XP and agile mentor, Carlos visits companies to teach developers and management. Coach apprentice. Founder of iExpertos.com.

 

Sweden

Alexander Tarnowski

Alexander Tarnowski is a developer, who’s passionate about craftsmanship, quality, and testing. He has more than a decade of experience in software development, while having worked in related fields such as architecture, project management, and naturally testing. Over the past few years, he has been working with various aspects of test automation and activities that nowadays are grouped under the umbrella of continuous delivery.

He runs a book review site and has appeared on a couple of Swedish and international conferences.

 

Ukraine

Victor Malyi

software testing engineer that founded QA Dnepr Community (dnepr.qacommunity.com.ua) – one of the biggest and most active communities of software testers in Ukraine. I’m also was the founder of ISTQB exam preparation courses – ISTQB.IN.UA – and gave lectures on test design there. Organizing and holding the first software testing conference in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine is also among my achievements as a community member.

Being agile tester I have specialization in test analysis and design domains and currently is actively developing programming skills in order to be more valuable in multifunctional agile teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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