Programme Committee

Nikita Nalyutin - Chair, Russia, Moscow

Started his career in quality assurance in 2002 as a junior test automation engineer, currently holds test manager position in large international software consultancy company. Know how to implement and follow a variety of test processes, including strict aviation process and agile process in banking industry. One of the first Russian ISTQB-certified testers (2007), Ph.D. in Software Engineering (2008), thesis is focused on quality management and configuration management. Associate professor in major Russian universities (MEPHI, MIPT, HSE), lecturer for courses on testing and logical calculus. Author of more than 30 technical and scientific papers, co-author of 3 books, including one on testing and quality management. Scientific adviser for 7 students, who succesfully graduated as MSc, two of them became succesful test leads.


Oleg Tatarchuk - Chair, Ukraine, Lviv

Oleg is a community activist and co-founder at Speaker on SQA Days-13 and IT-Weekend 2012 conferences. He's worked as a software engineer with overall work experience in software testing since 2002 in a variety of roles as a tester, test lead, auditor, trainer, mentor and consultant.


Rina Uzhevko, Russia, Moscow

QA Lead and Chief director of the Department of Manageability in the "Korolevstvo" company.
Speaker of the SQA Days, Fun ConfetQA, Agile Days Conference .
Author of articles in the journal Tester''s LifeCo-organizer of the Moscow Testers' Club (MSTC).
Game testing as the main hobby and work.
Writes a blog at her leisure.


Sergey Atroshchenkov, Russia, St. Petersburg

2007 to present working as Software testing engineer. Has been performing different actions as: Software Development, System Administration and Project Management before.

Now is working as software testing engineer at VIAcode.
The affection to dissemination of knowledge and skills is realized via:

  • telling about Software Testing;
  • soft-skills lections;
  • seminars and trainings soft-skills for testers;
  • speeching at conferences;
  • organization of conferences;
  • participation in life of professional software testers group in St. Petersburg, Russia

Tanya Zinchenko, Ukraine, Simferopol

Web-based applications software tester, specialized in high-load systems. Worked in the outsourced teams and in the office teams; in the agile-oriented teams and in the non-flexibility teams. Author of the blog Just Test It!
The main area of interests are security and performance testing. In off-duty time reading profiled books, blogs and articles; searching for tools to make manual testing easier; trying to automate all that need to be automated.


Andrew Kuzmichev, Russia, Nizhny Novgorod

Web-based applications software tester, specializing in manual functional testing.
Participant and winner of online conferences Confet&QA.
Speaker of Nizhny Novgorod QA Community.

Alexey Fedorov, Russia, St. Petersburg

Tester from April, 2011. "Heart" and a part of "Brain" of St-Petersburg association of testers. Нe presses towards to see everything himself and to get at the heart of the matter, leaves everything in order after himself.

In spare time he reads a lot, listens to "Aquarium". Нe is a good company, a lover of stories, a great theatre-goer.

Igor Bondarenko, Belarus, Minsk

More than 8 years in QA. Lead tester in the Intetics Co. Speaker at SQA Days since 2010. Active member of Belorussian QA club.
Specialized in manual functional testing and security testing of web applications.

Alexander Basharin, Russia, Moscow

I am working in testing for over 10 years (since 2003). During this time I've made a career from tester to the head of functional testing. I worked in the role of team leader, technical leader, test manager, technical presale. I received extensive experience in two large outsourcing companies providing services on quality assurance. Moreover, I have experience of construction and development of in-house testing department. I have wide experience in execution of testing projects and other related work in different professional areas. Also I acted as a speaker at three conferences of "SQA Days". I certified as ISTQB Test Manager of advance level.

Natallia Savastsiuk, Belarus, Minsk

In 2006 I started my career as an Automation Testing Engineer. Later I changed position to a Test Team Lead and QA Manager. Now I’m the head of the Testing Department.
My interests and activities are management, coaching (testing), process improvements, psychology.
In 2010 I founded testers community named ‘QA Club Minsk’.

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