Dave Simcox just brought something important to my attention: I hadn’t included contact information on my blog.
When I was using one of the standard templates, I had a page with “About me” information, including contact info. But when I switched to a custom template of my own design, I forgot to include that. My blog isn’t intended to be anonymous, but it might as well have been. Whoops.
So, for those of you who are new here, allow me to introduce myself. Hi. I’m Elisabeth Hendrickson. I live, eat, breathe, and sleep software testing, just in case you couldn’t tell by the title of this site.
I’ve had a pseudo-blog going over at my qualitytree.com company site since 1997, back before the term “blog” had been coined. I’ve now migrated all those old posts over here along with a bunch of other content like my papers and presentations. Check out the archives.
I started working in the software industry back in the 80s. Yes, that makes me an old timer, although I don’t feel like it. I’m always shocked to realize that people with several years of experience weren’t even born yet when I wrote my first computer program in 1980 (in BASIC on a TRS-80 with 4K of memory. woot.).
Over the last 20 years, I’ve been a technical writer, tester, test automator, manager, director, and entrepreneur. I founded my company in 1997, took a break for a couple years to play the Silicon Valley Lottery along with everyone else during the DotCom bubble, then returned to running my own company in 2001. I’ve intentionally kept Quality Tree Software small so I can continue to be hands on. So when I’m not on the road at client sites, I spend time testing, coding, and writing automated tests just for fun. I realize that makes me a little wacky by most normal standards.
Now, back to Dave. Dave gave me a really important piece of feedback when he pointed out to me that I’d neglected to include any real identifying information about myself. I appreciate that. So, to return the favor, I want to let y’all know that Dave is a recruiter trying to fill an opening for a Senior Lead QA Engineer based in Boston, MA. It sounds like an interesting role. If you’re interested, please contact Dave directly.