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Google, Microsoft, Future of testing

Live + Rec

We will ask James about his work at Google and Microsoft, the differences between engineering culture in these companies.

Date and time:

19:00 14th July 2020

About:

We will ask James about his work at Google and Microsoft, the differences between engineering culture in these companies. We will speak about whether manual testers still exist in tech giants and why James is now writing books about public speaking but not about software testing.

Speakers:

James Whittaker

Chief Strategy Officer at DefinedCrowd Corp.

James Whittaker’s career spans academia, start-ups and top tech companies and starts in 1986 as the first computer science graduate hired by the FBI. James then worked as a freelance developer, most notably for IBM, Ericsson, SAP, Cisco and Microsoft, specializing in test automation. He joined the faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology where he continued his prolific publication record in software testing and security. In 2002 his security work was spun off by the university into a startup which was later acquired by Raytheon.

James’ first stint at Microsoft was in Trustworthy Computing and Visual Studio. He then joined Google as an engineering director and led teams working on Chrome, Maps and Google+. In 2012 James rejoined Microsoft.

James is known for being a creative and passionate leader and sought after speaker and author. Of his five books two have been Jolt Award finalists and one a best-seller.

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