I will be drawing parallels between the field of architecture/ civil engineering and software testing. When we build something we attempt to build the best we can. However best is relative. We always find users attempting to use or use our products a different way. How can understand our users better ? A popular concept in architecture is “desired paths” and when applied to the field of testing / software development it can really empower the teams and testers to build better and improved experiences and software design.
Aprajita Mathur is a mom, inventor, mentor and international speaker with an engineering background in Bioinformatics. She has more than 10+ years of software testing experience. She has worked on a wide range of products like instrument software, LIMS, integrated solutions and data analysis pipelines which are used in the fields of agriculture , transplant genomics, forensics and oncology. Currently she leads the Bioinformatics Software Test team at Guardant Health, which builds the world’s leading comprehensive liquid biopsy. She also leads the chapter for “Women Who Test” in the bay area and hopes to grow this community. In her spare time, she loves to catch up on sleep and write new songs for her son.