THE QUALITY BLOG

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Julia Abelsson

Culture & Communication Officer at System Verification

World QA Day

Quality Assurance, or QA testing, is an important step in the software development process. By discovering defects early in the development cycle, QA testing will save time, money, and frustration. Faster and more frequent software releases create room for error, which makes quality assurance a vital part for the success of any fast-paced development. With QA being the core business of SYVE, we are naturally excited to recognize and celebrate World QA Day.

 

A person that haput his heart into QA over the years is our CEO of System Verification Sweden, Fredrik Grimsberg.

 

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Moments from our 20 years celebration conference

Finally it was time to meet again!After years of waiting due to the pandemic, our annual conference finally could be held. This year was also a special year for us, our 20 years anniversary. All the offices around in Europe could finally come together and have conference and celebrate these years of success. This year we all met up at the beautiful five star hotel Le Méridien Lav Split just by the ocean. The hotel was super nice, the weather was great and the conversations even better. We had also invited fantastic speakers- A big thank you to Anna Tebelius Bodin , Michael Feathers, Tomislav Čleković, Nyari Samushonga & Aslam Khan how inspierd us a lot through these days. 

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SYVE Around The World - The prize ceremony

This year's spring competition is over and we could not have had more fun. This year we invited our closest partners Reeinvent and Codescene to participate in the fun and they could not have done better! Reeinvent's team The Slowcookers won it all! And we kindly regret that we gave them the ironic name now that we see the end results. A big congratulations to you!

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Test: fest - Wrocław, Poland

System Verification hub in Warsaw took part of the tech conference test:fest in Wrocław, Poland. Many innovative IT projects are created in Wrocław by experienced specialists with enormous knowledge. A perfect place for System Verification to be, to get inspired and share knowledge in the local area. We took the opportunity to present how testers generally work in workshops and panel discussion,  since you can voluntarily participate in the conference as one of the speakers.

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SYVE Around The World- Almost there

Meet Julia, the project manager for SYVE Around The world.  

We have now walked for a little bit over a month in this year’s set up, together we have at this time walked close to 60 000 000 steps with 139 participants. This year we had set the goal to walk around the world. This is the second year we at System Verification arrange this type of internal walking competition. Read about last year here. Last time we walked 97% around the globe, before the first team reached the finish line in Stockholm. It felt a bit like we stumbled on the finish line, which inspired this year's set up.  

We have walked virtually through Italy, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina and soon we will pass France before we will reach the finish line in Croatia, Spilt. Why Split you may wonder? This year all our regions will finally meet in person again, at our annual conference, that will actually take place in Split! A perfect opportunity to also have an award ceremony for SYVE Around The World. All the teams are mixed with colleagues from all our hubs around Europe and I think that this will really ‘’tie up the sack’’ for this year's competition. 

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Student QA Mingle

Last week our Talent Acqusition Team hosted a student event, at our HQ in Malmö. They invited students that are currently studying to become software test engineers at EC Utbildning in Malmö. This program and System Verification’s niche are very aligned, and we are happy for our continued collaboration with EC. System Verification has employees that has studied this program before, both newly graduated and some more experienced. A perfect match for future opportunities for students to land a matching job and for us to connect with these talents.

The evening consisted of interesting and insightful panel discussions together with some of our expert consultants and our very own doctor in Software Quality Assurance, Magnus C Ohlsson. Before the event the students had submitted what they were most curious to know about test, QA and the role as consultant. Resulted in different topics and discussions - both on a more technical level but also everything from agile methodologies, qualities as a tester and different roles within QA.

With amazing food and drinks that was served later we had a great time. The evening continued with some contact-making mingle with our experts and the students.

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Winners of Space Community Cup

Earlier this week our colleagues Goran Jouma and Patrick Engström Roxendal won the Space Community Cup and took home the coveted trophy to our office. Meet the FIFA pros;

Congratulations on the victory! How does it feel to be the best at FIFA 2021 in the whole office complex?

''It feels really good! There were some tough opponents, but we managed to win in the end! Very fun to have these kind of events within the community. I haven’t played in a while actually, but it’s always big fun to play with friends when I get the chance!'' Patrick says. ''Thank you! It's not something that I expected to be at my workplace (but I'll take it), it feels great! I feel that it was a hard fought victory against some great opponents. It’s also a fun form to socialize in I must say! '' Goran says. 

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The Movember initiative against cancer

Movement is one of the greatest sources of joy and well-being. Cancer on the other hand one of the most deadly diseases, which in one way or the other, can affect us all. During the month of November we therefore wanted to contribute to the fight against cancer, by promoting movement by everyone and charity from everyone. We chose to call it Movember. For every Movember-event our employees participated in, we gave 5 euros per person to a cancer research/support organization in their country.

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