Speaker

Pricilla is a Passionate Test Engineer currently working with Billennium IT Services (M) Sdn – Malaysia, with more than a decade of experience in Quality Assurance. She has experience with different flavors of Testing like Functional, EDI, ETL, Automation, and API Testing. She is a Postman Supernova and speaks at various events regarding APIs and Postman. She has been associated with APIs for around three years, and the relationship grows stronger every day. She had a quest to know more about APIs to play the role of API Tester efficiently and never stopped exploring and playing around with APIs. She is passionate about Cloud computing and is an “AWS Community Builder”.  

She strongly advocates for diversity and inclusion and she is one of the global ambassadors of WomenTech Network. She is good at telling stories and conveying things in a simple, funny, and witty manner. She believes in coexistence and harmony. She is a certified mentor and helps many test engineers through her mentoring sessions. She is an active community contributor through her blogs, webinars, and workshops, and she adds that these are her lifelines during the COVID pandemic. Also, she loves to meet Software testers around the globe and to know more about testing and their culture. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family, watch movies together, and try multiple cuisines. She believes that everyone in this world is equally talented. She staunchly believes in Karma! 

Title: The Unuttered, and the Unaware: Unconscious Biases

Are you judging people so quickly?  

“Bias is a natural byproduct of the way our brains work” - Jennifer Eberhardt.  

Probably everyone would have heard about the word “bias” - inclination towards someone or something.   

Every day we are bombarded with information overflow. Somewhere it’s stored in the brain. Our brains are designed in a way to consider the prior experiences (both good and bad) and to act or decide on the current situations.   

What are the negative aspects this biasing could bring? How does this biasing is affecting Testers and the Test Leads? How does it affect the hiring process? How does it affect your teams and the people around you? Seems interesting right. Let’s explore a few biases together. Learning more about it helps to defeat it and helps to build diversity and inclusion into your personal and professional life.   

We can learn to stop being judgemental and make this world a better place for everyone. 

 

Key takeaways: 

  • Learning about biases, types of biases, and how it impacts people and business 
  • Gaining a greater sense of self-awareness about Unconscious biases, and improving the ability to make conscious choices 
  • Steps/actions to new behaviors that positively impact and to keep a check on it 
  • Strategies to be more empathetic and compassionate towards others