Leadership Spotlight: Christin Wiedemann

By Paula Iriola, Marketing at PQA

April 3, 2017

Chief Scientist. Co-CEO. Leader. That is how those within PQA Testing Ltd. describe Christin Wiedemann. Outside of the PQA family, she is an active member of the international software testing community and a strong advocate for the inclusion of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers.

From participating as a Test Clinic Doctor at EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2016 and acting as the Program Chair for CAST 2016, to receiving the 2016 Women in IT Leadership Award and running software testing workshops for girls in grades 10-12 with GIRLsmarts4tech, Christin does it all and continues to lead PQA by example.

Her most recent endeavor was delivering the keynote at STPCon 2017; a well-known software testing conference that took place from March 14 to 17 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to being a keynote speaker, Christin was also a session and workshop leader at the conference.

Want to know what she talked about? Visit the links below!

Keynote: Future Horizons – Mapping Out the Next Decade of Testing

Session: Promoting Diversity through Inclusive Leadership

Workshop: Building a Knowledge Network

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About Christin Wiedemann
After finishing her PhD in Physics at Stockholm University, Christin started working as a software developer for the Swedish consulting company HiQ. Christin soon discovered that software testing was more interesting and challenging than development, and subsequently joined the Swedish test company AddQ Consulting. At AddQ, she worked as a tester, test lead and trainer, giving courses on Agile testing, test design and exploratory testing throughout Europe. Christin developed a course on exploratory testing, and is a co-creator of the exploratory testing approach xBTM. Christin currently lives in Vancouver, where she joined Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) Ltd. in 2011. In her current roles as Co-CEO and Chief Scientist, she drives PQA’s research and method development work. She continues to use her scientific background and pedagogic abilities to develop her own skills and those of others: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/christinwiedemann, @c_wiedemann.

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