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Tech Unlocked

Aug 20, 2020

“My difference are my superpowers” -Angie Jones


Angie Jones is a Java Champion and Senior Developer Advocate who specializes in test automation strategies and techniques. She shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world, writing tutorials and technical articles on, and leading the online learning platform, Test Automation University.


As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the US and China. In her spare time, Angie volunteers with Black Girls Code to teach coding workshops to young girls in an effort to attract more women and minorities to tech.


In this episode, I chat with Angie Jones who is a Senior Developer Advocate specialized in test automation strategies & techniques about how she discovered her niche in tech. Angie shares how she got her patents, teaches us her secret to fighting imposters syndrome, and shows us how having a personal brand can help you level up in your career.


Key takeaways from this episode:

  • What is test automation?
  • The skillsets needed to become an effective test automation engineer
  • One simple exercise you can do to combat imposter syndrome
  • The # 1 type of testing everyone should know about
  • Misconceptions about being a test automation engineer
  • The importance of speaking up and sharing your ideas
  • How developing your personal brand can level up your career
  • 3 major keys for getting into tech as a developer

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