About Me

TL;DR: agile tester, change agent, team glue, volleyball setter, game lover

Having graduated in sinology, I fell into agile and testing in 2009 and have been infected with the agile bug ever since. I'm especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality as well as the agile culture mindset behind it. Building great products which deliver value together with great people is what motivates me and keeps me going. Within my teams I often think of being the glue, as well as "the little burr under the saddle blanket that gets people thinking about changing and trying new things" (thanks Lisa for this metaphor!).

I received a lot from the agile testing community; now I’m sharing my stories to give something of my experience back to the community. I tweet as @lisihocke, blog here at www.lisihocke.com, and just started to speak at meetups and conferences. Doing what scares me to reinvent myself. :-)

In my free time you can either find me in the gym running after a volleyball, having a good time with my friends or delving into games and stories of any kind.