"Junior Tester" Circle. Experience of Software Automated Testing School organization.
In every company life there is a moment when it is time to step forward. Now you can not only program and test, but also teach young specialists, able to join your development team due to there knowledge and skills, ideally fitting company needs. The most simple way is mentoring, but there is more complicated and interesting. It's your own school, with lectures and practices, home works and final exam.
The talk considers our experience of automated testing school starting in Grid Dynamics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, the organizational problems and ways to resolve them. Who, what and where to teach? How to involve trainers? How to control and assess process? How to make managers sure that projects will not suffer?
The talk would be useful for everybody, who intends to create similar School in his/her company and would hopefully help to avoid a lot of issues, we met on our way.