About Mihai dobri

All the companies Mihai has worked for have been Fortune 500 companies. He has worked across various domains that include: business-financial, e-commerce, banking and retail. He has co-authored a Deep Learning research paper published in IEEE BigData 2020 conference.

Fun fact: He did ice baths in Sweden in a frozen lake at temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius.

Speech title:

Zero to hero – How testers can advance in their career with a growth mindset

About his speech:

Have you ever felt stuck in your career and feel there is no way out? Have you had a dream of making it big in the software testing field but the pandemic put a roadblock on it? If you said yes, then you are not alone as I was experiencing the same feelings during the pandemic.
I had over 4 years of experience working as a tester in big companies and took a break for two years to complete my master’s in computer science. I never knew this two-year gap would make me irrelevant in the tech industry or so I thought. After applying for over 600 jobs during the pandemic I was dejected and ready to pack my bag and go to my native country. And then it hit me. I realized that I was letting my self-limiting beliefs, and lack of technical knowledge hold me down. This is the exact same situation most testers are in right now. 
In this talk, I will share different strategies I used to improve my communication skills, technical skills and start focusing on my strengths instead of my weakness. Following the approaches I used, I was able to transform my life from having a temp job to getting a job at one of the biggest companies in the world. Using the tips, tricks, and tools I share in my talk any tester who wants to advance in their career will get actionable strategies to make a positive change.




About Mihai dobri

All the companies Mihai has worked for have been Fortune 500 companies. He has worked across various domains that include: business-financial, e-commerce, banking and retail. He has co-authored a Deep Learning research paper published in IEEE BigData 2020 conference.

Fun fact: He did ice baths in Sweden in a frozen lake at temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius.

Speech title:

Zero to hero – How testers can advance in their career with a growth mindset

About his speech:

Have you ever felt stuck in your career and feel there is no way out? Have you had a dream of making it big in the software testing field but the pandemic put a roadblock on it? If you said yes, then you are not alone as I was experiencing the same feelings during the pandemic.

I had over 4 years of experience working as a tester in big companies and took a break for two years to complete my master’s in computer science. I never knew this two-year gap would make me irrelevant in the tech industry or so I thought. After applying for over 600 jobs during the pandemic I was dejected and ready to pack my bag and go to my native country. And then it hit me. I realized that I was letting my self-limiting beliefs, and lack of technical knowledge hold me down. This is the exact same situation most testers are in right now. 

In this talk, I will share different strategies I used to improve my communication skills, technical skills and start focusing on my strengths instead of my weakness. Following the approaches I used, I was able to transform my life from having a temp job to getting a job at one of the biggest companies in the world. Using the tips, tricks, and tools I share in my talk any tester who wants to advance in their career will get actionable strategies to make a positive change.