December 4-6, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

Lessons Learned in Adopting a Guru Track Career Path

What do you do when you've reached a senior level and want to grow further? The only real answer to this question has long been that of joining the management track. Many technical resources, however, don’t want to be a person manager. Instead, they leave, becoming technical nomads. The Guru Track gives senior resources a way to continue growing and gathering the three career R’s: respect, responsibility and remuneration.

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Mike Hrycyk

PQA Testing

Mike Hrycyk has been trapped in the world of quality since he first did user acceptance testing 19 years ago. He believes in creating a culture of quality throughout software production and tries hard to create teams that hold this ideal and advocate it to the rest of their workmates. He has worked many roles, but always returning to testing. Mike is currently the Director of Quality for PQA Testing. Intermittently, he blogs about quality at and tweets at @qaisdoes.

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