Daria Mehra has been a bug huntress in the SF Bay Area since the roaring 2000s. Her software development background in distributed systems prepared her for the challenges of testing SaaS and appliance products in data storage space and, more recently, web-based data analytics. As a director of quality engineering, Daria built two QE teams from scratch—once at a startup that open sourced the new analytics programming language Juttle and now at Quid, Inc., a data intelligence platform. Daria is excited to experiment with novel testing approaches for data science and data quality, including crowdsourced test execution. A proud recipient of the “Best QA Team” award at Testathon 2014, Daria now runs Tester's Digest, a QA newsletter.
If you run a web or mobile application with a human-facing UI, you will want to conduct end-to-end tests through the UI. A manual QA team could do that, but we don't have that kind of time in today's agile world. Crowdsourcing can be a great resource for maintaining speed and quality in your end-to-end testing.