The Glamour Is Back in Testing: An Interview with Dona Sarkar

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Summary:

In this interview, Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft, speaks about how the initiative allows them to get user feedback before final release. She highlights the importance of getting out in the field to understand your users’ experiences and the difficulties they encounter. Dona also discusses the evolution of the testing role, saying she anticipates that in the near future, testers will have their moment.

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Thomas Sullivan's picture

Great interview.  Thank you Jennifer and Dona.  I was at Microsoft 20 years ago (before I was a tester but working with testers).  What you were descibing is such a change from what I remember!  So glad to see the recent passion for experimentation and breaking out of the rigid compartmentalization of "manual testers" and "automation testers."  I'm starting to wish I had stayed long enough to see this.

March 29, 2019 - 1:27pm

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