Meet the Team: Desirae Freedman

  • Oct 5, 2017
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Q. How long have you been working for ten24?

10 Months.

Q. What exactly is it that you do here?

Provide manual testing for mostly the development process of application/websites and support for user acceptance testing (UAT). I also started developing structure for automating testing, and write automated tests.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy learning new things everyday.

Q. What's the hardest project you've had to work on so far?

So far, I would say the DesignLights Consortium Application Management Systems (AMS) project, because it had a lot of different views and ways to get around. It also got me into a groove to send things to the client for review, which provided a lot of great experience. In previous projects I was trying to develop a good procedure, so this was very helpful.

Q. Best resource you have found for work?

Screencastify because it records any bugs that I find and the developer can also see it so it helps reduce the back and forth between us.

Q. What is the most challenging part about testing?

I would say the communication with the developers and what's ready. If there is a change that's been made it doesn't always come back to me. If something is not fully ready to test, then you find yourself doing it over and over again.

Q. How many projects do you test at any given time?

There are multiple projects going on at once. Usually the project that is about to go live is the main focus, but then there are others that need regression testing, which don't take up as much time.

Q. What do you spend the most time doing each day?

Writing test cases for client and client projects, testing front-end development.

Q. Do you have any special tricks that help you be more efficient?

I like to create an outline, and get things set up so when they are ready to go I have the majority of the work done.

Q. How do you deal with uncooperative developers?

Now that more of a process has been established, there have been very few times where someone is uncooperative. There can be times when there are tasks to test that lack explanation initially but the developers are helpful and responsive when I ask them for more detail.

Q. How do you spend your free time?

Doing school work and spending time with my family. I also like to exercise.

Q. Favorite movie?

The Notebook.

Q. Favorite snack from the kitchen?

Lara Bars.

Q. Favorite local lunch place?

Talyta's.

Q. Favorite company-outing you have gone on so far?

I've only been to one, but it was fun!

Q. Favorite restaurant?

I like Indian food, so Udupi in Shrewsbury.

Q. What's the worst job you've ever had?

They've all been good. I tried to waitress at Not your Average Joe's and that went horribly, so we can say that was my worst job, because I just overthink everything.

Q. Do you have any special secret talents?

I used to belly dance. I did it for birthday parties and weddings and I got paid to do it!

Q. Project you are most proud of?

I've been working on a protractor case, which is basically researching and kickstarting a process for automated testing.

Q. If you weren't a QA what job do you think you would have?

A nutritionist or a fitness instructor.

Q. Dream vacation?

I want to go to Greece. I would love to go there!

Q. Favorite website to kill time?

Amazon!


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