Geert van de Lisdonk
Tool enabled Tester, Software Testing Trainer.
I am a Consultant:
Testing became my passion; Mitigating risk through smart, pragmatic thinking and careful use of tools & code.
Mindless use of technology doesn’t help anyone forward. I help you choose the right path and join you on your journey to a risk-focused, quality strategy.
I train new Testers:
API testing, Selenium, organising your testing, visualising quality,… these are all courses I can offer that can help you forward. I am part of a team of trainers that helps new testers get their bearings.
I organise Meetups:
BREWT is a meetup in Ghent for Testers. I help organise & grow the organisation and Testing community.
Project Manager & Tech Event Manager
I am a Supportive Leader:
My experience ranges from builing two very successful testing conferences in Poland from the ground up, bootstrapping my own conference on Diversity & Inclusion in IT to supporting a development team of RiskStorming Online and various smaller website & app projects through management, facilitation and leadership. My super powers are my patience, resilience, clear communication and planning.
I shine in a project lead role and hope to work as a Scrum Master in future projects.
I am a Networker:
Over the years I have enaged with a legion of smart, motivated people. I like to connect with them, truely connect. In the course of 2020, I’ve felt to my core what human interaction and lack of it can do for me. I flourish when I’m part of a group and when I can help them move forward.
I am Unstoppable:
During my maternity leave I organised ITmatters.pl, a conference for 100 people to talk about inclusion, diversity and enriching your teams by cultivating the things that make each of us unique. While my event management plans and career were fundamentally shook due to a pandemic, I didn’t lose hope. I adapted. I worked hard. I prevailed over a year of bad news and uncertainty. I’m sure you did too.
Beren Van Daele
I lead a company:
Together with like-minded people who value communication and transparency above all else, we wish to grow a company that enables people to be themselves. Experts to the outside, a fellowship on the inside.
Each member has the freedom to pursue their own merit, whatever that looks like, while also bearing a responsibility to the continuation and growth of the company. With full transparency, we aim to facilitate communication between members to find a balance that makes sense for themselves.
I am a Consultant:
I am a Freelance consultant who shapes software delivery teams to improve on their work and their understanding of quality. Once a Software Tester, sometimes a Product Owner, I travel around, meeting software crafters all across Europe to learn from and teach.
I create things:
– TestSphere, a testing card game that inspires and supports knowledge sharing
– RiskStorming, a workshop that focusses the team on quality and risks
I run a small conference:
– BREWT is a place where software testing experts & peers share knowledge and learn from one another.