Alison Hawke

St Louis, MO

Bio

I’m the director of quality advocacy for WWT Asynchrony Labs, serving a team of over forty testers in five cities. My goal is to write code that breaks code to make a better product for the user. I train technical testers who can help a team release awesome products that make client’s lives better. I’ve been in QA since 2005 and I love getting into the code to test more thoroughly. I’ve written test code in Java, C#, JavaScript, and I am currently learning Elixir. Outside work, I’m a black belt in Chinese Kenpo and have fun sparring every week. I also knit a lot of hats. Originally from England.

My Talks

A Hero's Journey: Manual Tester to Automation QA